Powys County Archives Office
Penderyn Parish Council Poor Rate Records
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/PC/8
Title: Penderyn Parish Council Poor Rate Records
Short title: Penderyn Parish Council Poor Rate records
Dates of creation: 1862-1863
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (1 item)
Name of creator(s): Penderyn Parish Council
Administrative and biographical history: Until the Local Government Act 1894 civil administration at the parish level was supervised through the vestry meetings. The parish was administered by a number of officials including an overseer of the poor. The overseer had responsibility for administering the Poor Law and his duties included giving out poor relief, assessing the entitlement of individuals to settle in the parish and arranging the removal of undesirables to their own parish. The overseer also collected the poor rates to fund his work. The parish of Penderyn in Brecknockshire, now in Powys was part of the Merthyr Tydfil Poor Law Union from 1836.
Scope and content: Poor rates records collected by Penderyn Parish Council, 1862-1863.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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 name of collector
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Penderyn Parish Council, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: April 2005