Powys County Archives Office
Montgomeryshire Coroner's Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/COR
Title: Montgomeryshire Coroner's Records
Short title: Montgomeryshire Coroner's records
Dates of creation: 1848-1957
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: Information to be supplied
Name of creator(s): Montgomeryshire County Coroner
Administrative and biographical history: Coroners were originally royal officers who, from the 12th century onwards, held inquests into matters affecting Crown rights, including treasure trove and wrecks. The Coroner also investigated the circumstances of unnatural, sudden, or suspicious deaths, and deaths in prison. Until 1926 all such inquests were held before a jury. After 1888 the newly formed County Council appointed the Coroner in Montgomeryshire
Scope and content: Inquisitions post-mortem of the Montgomeryshire Coroner, 1849-1957.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Conditions governing access: Powys Archive Office restrictions, relating to data protection, apply
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
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 Coroner, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005