Local charity accounts of various parishes in Gwent, 1853-1955
Catalogue of Charity Comission Accounts
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Charity Commission, established in 1853, monitors the activities of charities in England and Wales on behalf of the government, and receives information and accounts from the trustees of the charities. These are public records, and one of the Commission's responsibilities is to hand over the records to the Public Record Office (now The National Archives), which selects those meriting permanent retention. Those not selected are offered to the relevant local record offices, and if unwanted are destroyed. These papers deal with charities in Gwent.
Arranged alphabetically into parishes.
Donated by the Public Record Office
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of Charity Comission Accounts, Charity Commission; Hey, David,The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Charity Commission for England and Wales website (www.charity-commission.gov.uk), viewed 18 August 2005.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright laws apply.
All records deposited have been retained
Accruals are not expected.