Miscellaneous papers in Caernarfon Probate Office.

Scope and Content

Company accounts of Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd, 1910-1919; Dr Morris Charity papers, 1709-1945; income tax and inhabited house duties, 1885-1886; land tax assessments, 1867-1889; miscellaneous ledger, 1903-c. 1910; Caernarfonshire Combined Sanitary District and Joint Sanitary Committee papers, 1867-1937; Caernarfon Union papers; 1902-1937; Caernarfon Cottage Hospital Contributory scheme, 1938-1940; miscellaneous documents; 1904-1954; Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry rating appeals, 1884-1887; and income tax certificates for the division of Caernarfon, 1878-1890.

Administrative / Biographical History

Caernarfon Probate Office was established in 1858, taking over responsibility for the proving of wills from the Diocese of Bangor. It was closed in 1928. The main records (wills and copies) were transferred to the National Library of Wales and Bangor Sub-Registry respectively. In the course of its work, the Probate Office had accumulated various company and charity records, which were transferred to Caernarfon Record Office. These include papers relating to Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd, Dr Morris Charity for the education of poor boys of Llanrug and Caernarvon, Caernarfon Poor Law Union, Caernarfon Cottage Hospital, Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry, and Caernarfonshire Sanitary District.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following : Welsh Bill Posting Co. Ltd; Dr Morris Charity papers; income tax and inhabited house duties;land tax assessments; miscellaneous ledger; Caernarfonshire Combined Sanitary District and Joint Sanitary Committee; Caernarfon Union papers; Caernarfon Cottage Hospital Contributory scheme; miscellaneous documents; Caernarfon Union Slate Quarry rating appeals; and income tax certificates for the division of Caernarfon.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of Miscellaneous papers found in Caernarfon Record Office.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained. The original order as deposited has been retained.

Custodial History

This collection consists of miscellaneous papers emanating from unrelated organisations found in the Caernarfon Probate Office. Many of them were in headed files, maintaining a loose chronological or thematic order.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

See also XG/2/1-232 for Caernarfon Poor Law Union records.