Laugharne Corporation records

Scope and Content

Minute books, 1711-1966, containing a record of the proceedings of the Courts Leet and Courts Baron of Laugharne including a complete list of burgesses from 1711-1895; Burgess admissions, 1793-1959; legal materials such as leases, 1714-1927 and other other deeds, 1613-1950; financial materials including rent rolls and rent collecting books, 1814-1935, accounts of various officials, 1647-1888, cancelled cheques, 1889-1944, vouchers and receipts, 1728-1935 and other miscellaneous financial documents, 1727-1948; correspondence, 1812-1939; maps and plans, [18th century]-[20th century], and miscellaneous sections on constitution, [c. 1283]-1960; administration, 1568-1966; Acts of Parliament, 1817-1885; Corporation land, 1837-1914 and other miscellaneous, 1704-1931. Additional papers inlcudes: Court Leet records; deeds, rent rolls; accounts receipts; legal papers; miscellanea, etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

The town of Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, on the west bank of the Taf estuary, received its charter from Sir Guy de Brian, Lord of Laugharne, in 1290. He created a Corporation, administered by a portreeve and his court of aldermen and burgesses. The Corporation is still in operation. The Corporation held a court-leet half-yearly dealing with criminal cases, and a court-baron every fortnight, dealing with civil suits within the lordship, especially in matters related to land.


Arranged into the following: Minute books; Burgess admissions; legal material; financial material; correspondence; maps and plans; miscellaneous sections; and additional papers found in parish records.

Access Information

Ar Agor / Open

Dim cyfyngiadau / No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen / Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Carmarthenshire Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Carmarthenshire Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da / Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire Archives using the following source: Carmarthenshire Archive Service, Handlist of the Laugharne Corporation Muniments; Williams, E. V., Laugharne Corporation (Laugharne, 2001).

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin wedi eu cadw / All records which meet the collection policy of the Carmarthenshire Archives have been retained

Custodial History

Deposited by the Recorder of Laugharne, and Lt. Col. R. A. Tucker, on 17th March 1966.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl / Accruals are possible