Powys County Archives Office
Books and photocopies donated by John Whitticas Davies
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/DX/2
Title: Books and photocopies donated by John Whitticas Davies
Short title: Whitticas Davies, John, books and photocopies
Dates of creation: 1910-[late 20th century]
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 71 items - part of a box
Name of creator(s): John Whitticas Davies
Administrative and biographical history: John Whitticas Davies collected photocopies of wills and administrations relating to Montgomeryshire (in the dioceses of St Asaph and Bangor and the archdiocese of Canterbury). Up until 1858, wills relating to property within a single diocese were proved in the ecclesiastical court of that diocese (whose records are now in the National Library of Wales). Wills relating to property in more than one diocese were proved at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury (these are now in The National Archives, formerly the Public Record Office).
Scope and content: Photocopies, [late 20th century], of wills and administrations (1567-1754) relating to individuals in Berriew, Betws Cedewain, Carno, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfair Caereinion, Llanidloes, Llanllugan, Llanllwchaiarn, Llanwnog, Llanwyddelan, Manafon, Trefeglwys, Tregynon and Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and London; and printed books, 1910-1950.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit and type into the following: books; PRO wills; NLW wills; and books and PRO wills.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by John Whitticas Davies, 1984.
Existence and location of originals: The original wills are in The National Archives, PRO PROB 10, and the National Library of Wales.
Note: Title supplied from name of creator
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Books and photocopies donated by Mr John Whitticas Davies of Aylesbury, catalogues; Hey, David, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); National Library of Wales website (www.llgc.org.uk), viewed 17 May 2005.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: May 2005