Powys County Archives Office
I. R. T. Morton, Crucadarn, Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/X/15
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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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