Carmarthenshire County Court Book

Scope and Content

Carmarthenshire County Court Book written by Charles Morgan for the years 1783-1793.

The last entries record the cases of John Shankland of St. Clears v. Josiah Howell, late of St. Clears, and John Shankland v. Philip Scourfield of Llwyn Celyn in the parish of Llangynin and others. On the reverse side, there is a table of costs and certain processes at the Baron's Court for 1788-1790.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Morgan, the creator of this document, lived at Quay Street, Carmarthen.

The county court in Carmarthenshire, like those throughout the country, deals with Civil litigation before a magistrate or recorder, although small claims are usually settled out of court. The rights and responsibilities of individuals and companies are covered by Civil law.

The court baron enabled the Lord of the Manor to organise the life of the manor.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 221

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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