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.
Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions County Gaol Records
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- ReferenceGB 219 XQA/G
- Dates of Creation1793-1913
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionNot provided
Scope and Content
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.
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
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
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