James Maurice Manuscript

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

James Maurice (b. 1800) of Ruthin, Denbighshire, was a JP, Deputy Lieutenant for Denbighshire, and was Mayor of Ruthin four times. He was the son of Thelwall Maurice of Marlborough, Wiltshire, MD, and was born at Marlborough. He was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1853, and practiced as a solicitor in Ruthin; he was involved in elections in the 1850s, and Ruthin Savings Bank.

Scope and content: Deeds, 1807-1865, relating to properties in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Caernarfonshire and Wiltshire; legal papers, correspondence and other papers relating to the estates of James Maurice's clients, [c. 1804]-1871; personal papers of James Maurice, including diaries, [18th century]-1862; papers relating to Ruthin, [c. 1850]-1862, the county rates, 1853-1871, Ruthin Savings Bank, 1860-1862, Denbigh Boroughs elections, 1852-1857, the Church, 1856-1860, education, 1738-1860, and roads and railways, 1845-1863.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Denbighshire; Flintshire; Caernarvonshire; Wiltshire; practice papers; Ruthin; county rates; Ruthin Savings Bank; elections; ecclesiastical; education; roads; railways; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.