Tontine Association, Swansea

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Articles of agreement for forming a Swansea Tontine Association to build five or more houses within five years for the benefit of surviving members of the society 1791; Swansea St. John's Street Tontine Certificates 1792 - No. 64 of Francis Bowen of Swansea, nominating his daughter Ann Bowen, aged fourteen years ('for his chance of one share') and No. 65, nominating his daughter Elizabeth aged eleven years.

Administrative / Biographical History

These records concern the formation of a Swansea Tontine Association in the 1790s.

A Tontine was a form of mutual life insurance. A group of people would get together to invest a sum of money in the purchase of a property. The income from the property would be shared amongst them and as each member of the Tontine died the shares in the property became larger per survivor. Eventually all the property devolved to one survivor.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This collection forms part of the Royal Institution of South Wales Collection and was transferred from the Archives at University of Wales Swansea to West Glamorgan Archive Service in April 2004.