Clerk of the Peace Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Clerk of the Peace of Merionetshire, 1817-1943, comprising fees and accounts, 1817-1837, 1864; list of the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace, 1821-1831; case papers, 1817-1943; letter books, 1822-1894; charities, 1875-1910; enclosures, 1822, [c. 1827]; and general papers, 1818-1923.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Clerk of the Peace was the recorder for the Court of Quarter Sessions for the county of Merioneth, which, in addition to its judicial role, became responsible for administration. The Clerk compiled lists of members of the magistracy.


Arranged into the following : fees and accounts; Commission of the Peace; correspondence; case papers; charities; enclosures; and general.

Access Information

No restrictions


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Clerk of the Peace Records

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further records relating to Justice of the Peace are Merionethshire Archives, Z/QR; court records are in Z/QS; administrative records are in Z/QA.

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