Carmarthen District Probate Registry, records of grants and probates and letters of administration

Scope and Content

Records of grants of probate and letters of administration in the Carmarthen District, 1858-1933.

Administrative / Biographical History

From 1858 the state took over responsibility for proving wills, a role previously taken by the Church. The Principal Registry is located in London, with district offices in the rest of the country. The probate district of Carmarthen covered Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and the Gower area of Glamorgan. The records give details of the deceased's name, date of death, executors and amount of personal estate.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Carmarthen District Probate Registry, records of grants and probates and letters of administration, catalogue; Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997)

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected