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I. R. T. Morton, Crucadarn, Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X/15

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Title: I. R. T. Morton, Crucadarn, Papers

Short title: Morton, I. R. T., Crucadarn, papers

Dates of creation: 1753-1823

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (43 items)

Name of creator(s): Gwenddwr Parish


Administrative and biographical history: Before the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, poor relief was administered at parish level. 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.


Scope and content: Poor relief records mainly relating to the parish of Gwenddwr, Brecknockshire, 1753-1823, including removal orders, 1759-1823; settlement certificates, 1753-1770; bastardy bonds and orders, 1760-1793.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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


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: Donated by Mr I. R. T. Morton,. Crucadarn, Powys, c.1988.



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

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, Papers donated by Mr I. R. T. Morton, Crucadarn, catalogue; The Workhouse website (www.workhouses.org.uk), viewed 2 June 2005; Hey, David, The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997);

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

Date(s) of description: June 2005



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