Powys County Archives Office

Montgomeryshire County Court Records

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/S

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Title: Montgomeryshire County Court Records

Short title: Montgomeryshire County Court records

Dates of creation: 1817-1824

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 4 items

Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire County Court

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: County Courts date back to Saxon times, but were established in their present form by the County Courts Act 1846. They deal mainly with cases relating to minor debt and bankruptcy, and workmen's compensation. In the early 19th century, the Montgomeryshire County Court, dealing with actions of debt for sums of less than £2, sat at Machynlleth and Montgomery alternately.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of Montgomeryshire County Court, 1817-1824, including court books, 1817-1824; writs of justices, 1821-1822; and court file, 1821-1822.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Powys County Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further records of the County Court are Powys County Archives Service, M/CCT.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Montgomeryshire County Courts, catalogue; BBC Homepage, Crime Fighters: Justice, County Courts, (http://www.bbc.co.uk/crime/fighters/countycourt.shtml), viewed 9 February 2005)

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: February 2005


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Court records | Wales | Powys

Great Britain. | County Court (Montgomeryshire) | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names

Great Britain | County Court (Montgomeryshire)

Places

Montgomeryshire

Powys