Records of the Trustees of the Common Lands: Account Book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The series comprises 1 handwritten, foliated account book which details ingoing and outgoing monies for the Common Lands Board between 12 Nov 1933-12 Jul 1950.

In effect, the account book evidences one of the administrative aspects of the Board's fulfillment of its statutory obligations. In this case, the accurate enumeration of monies accrued from the Board's assets and monies spent on the upkeep of said assets.

In addition, the last three folios in the volume detail ingoing and outgoing monies for the Common Lands Board's successor, the Forestry, Mines and Lands Board between 6 Oct 1952-7 Oct 1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Trustees of the Common Land were established on foot of The Disafforesting (Commoners) Allotment Act, 1866. This legislation vested the management of the People's interest, or the Commons, in the hands of trustees with one trustee representing each of the Island's sheadings. The Trustees of the Common Lands were later restyled as the Common Lands Board in 1915. In 1950, the functions of this board were in turn vested in the newly formed Forestry, Mines and Lands Board.

Conditions Governing Access

This series is currently subject to a B2 closure period of 84 years under the Public Record Order 2015 due to statutory data protection restriction laid down in the Data Protection Act 2002.

Please contact the Isle of Man Public Record Office for further information: public.records@gov.im

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Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Series level description created by Gavin Rowan, IOMPRO, 5 Jan 2017.

Appraisal Information

Selected for permanent preservation in Nov 2015, Angela Skitt, IOMPRO.

Custodial History

Records in consignment C631 were transferred to the Isle of Man Public Record Office as a temporary consignment under section 3(8) of the Public Records Act, 1999 in Apr 2010 by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Forestry, Amenity and Lands division). The records were fully transferred to the Isle of Man Public Record Office under section 3(4) of the Public Records Act, 1999 in Jan 2016.

Accruals

No accruals are expected.

Related Material

  • 1. IOM Public Record Office S28 - Records of the Trustees of the Common Lands: minute books; and
  • 2. IOM Public Record Office S57 - Records of the Trustees of the Common Lands: rent book.