Minute books, 1711-1966, containing a record of the proceedings of the Courts Leet and Courts Baron of Laugharne including a complete list of burgesses from 1711-1895; Burgess admissions, 1793-1959; legal materials such as leases, 1714-1927 and other other deeds, 1613-1950; financial materials including rent rolls and rent collecting books, 1814-1935, accounts of various officials, 1647-1888, cancelled cheques, 1889-1944, vouchers and receipts, 1728-1935 and other miscellaneous financial documents, 1727-1948; correspondence, 1812-1939; maps and plans, [18th century]-[20th century], and miscellaneous sections on constitution, [c. 1283]-1960; administration, 1568-1966; Acts of Parliament, 1817-1885; Corporation land, 1837-1914 and other miscellaneous, 1704-1931.
Laugharne Corporation Records
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 211 LAUGHARNE
- Dates of Creation[c. 1283]- [20th century]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Latin
- Physical Description0.51cubic metres
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The town of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, on the west bank of the TÃ¢f estuary, received its charter from Sir Guy de Brian, Lord of Laugharne, in 1290. He created a Corporation, administered by a portreeve and his court of aldermen and burgesses. The Corporation is still in operation. The Corporation held a court-leet half-yearly dealing with criminal cases, and a court-baron every fortnight, dealing with civil suits within the lordship, especially in matters related to land.
Arranged into the following : minute books; Burgess admissions; legal material; financial material; correspondence; maps and plans; miscellaneous sections.
Conditions Governing Access
Handed by Alderman T. Fleming Williams, the Recorder of Laugharne, and Lt Col R. A. Tucker, on 17th March 1966.
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archive Service, Handlist of the Laugharne Corporation Muniments; Williams, E. V., Laugharne Corporation (Laugharne, 2001).
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Carmarthenshire Archive Service.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained
The archive was stored in the Town Hall, Laugharne though some items such as the town charter were stored in Barclays Bank, St Clears.
Accruals are not expected.