Strick & Bellingham, solicitors: coroners' records

Scope and Content

Reports of the Coroner of the Liberty of Gower and Kilvey [County Coroner] 1862-1900 (bundled by year); Reports of the Coroner of the Borough of Swansea, 1891-1900 (bundled by year)

D/D SB 31/544 Bound volumes; Coroner's Orders for Burial; Coroner's Certificates of Finding of Jury; Coroner's Certificates of Finding of Jury, County Inquests; Coroner's Quarterly Accounts, Borough; Deputy Coroner's Expenses Claims, continued; Loose Coroner's Reports; Evidence from Coroners Reports; Recognizances; Notices of Death; Annual returns of Coroner's Inquests and associated correspondence; Official documents; Records of the Glamorganshire Sessions; Documents relating to the Coroner's Society; Correspondence; Miscellaneous; Further correspondence [Found in bundle with D/D SB 31 564]; Coroner's Quarterly Accounts and Returns, 1863-1900

Administrative / Biographical History

The Seignory of Gower and Kilvey was a marcher lordship established in early medieval times. It contained all that part of Glamorgan to the west of the River Tawe, and also (roughly speaking) the parish of Llansamlet, to the east of the Tawe. This approximates to the City and County of Swansea, with the addition of the communities of Pontardawe, Cwmllynfell, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen and Ystalyfera. It had its own coroner, whose duty it was to enquire into the circumstances of suspicious deaths within his jurisdiction.

Edward Strick was one of the partners at Strick & Bellingham, a Swansea solicitors' firm, during the second half of the 19th century. He also held the office of Coroner for the Seignory of Gower and Kilvey, and these records have survived because they were preserved at the solicitors' office.

It also appears that in 1891, after Swansea had become a County Borough, Swansea Borough cases were filed separately. This may indicate the creation of a new jurisdiction, although in practice Edward Strick officiated as coroner in both cases.

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