Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

New gaol correspondence, 1793-1796; letters from Secretary of State, 1824-1867; gaolers' reports and visiting magistrates reports, 1829-1830, 1850-1867; general correspondence and papers, 1824-1879; gaol accounts, 1848-1877; plans for new gaol and advance of wall, 1824-1913; charges against W. H. George, governor of gaol, 1848; County Gaol correspondence; 1848; enquiry into salary of governor and matron, 1865; dismissal and replacement of John Dixon, 1867-1874; court case, 1874-1877; and wall adjoining correspondence, 1880-1881.

Administrative / Biographical History

Caernarfonshire Court of Quarter Sessions was responsible for maintaining the County Gaol, re-built in the 1780s. William Henry George was appointed as Governor of the County Goal in 1837; he was dismissed in 1848, to be replaced by John Dixon. Plans for a new Caernarfon County Gaol were approved by the Secretary of State in 1864. Dixon was dismissed as Governor in 1848.

Arrangement

Arranged into: new gaol correspondence; letters from Secretary of State; gaolers' reports and visiting magistrates reports; general correspondence and papers; gaol accounts; plans for new goal and advance of wall; charges against W. H. George; County Gaol correspondence; enquiry into salary of governor and matron; dismissal and replacement of John Dixon; court case; and wall adjoining correspondence.

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 the Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Geographical Names