Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, Gamekeepers' Deputations

Scope and Content

Gamekeepers' Deputations, mostly copies, for Caernarfonshire, 1812-1888; and appointments of stewards, 1828-1871.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gamekeepers' Deputations record the appointment of gamekeepers. The Act For The Better Preservation of Game 1707, and subsequent Acts, stated that one gamekeeper could be appointed per manor, and that every deputation would have to be registered with the Clerk of the Peace. A stamp duty of £2 2s per year was charged, in addition to the 10s 6d annual cost of the gamekeeper's licence. The laws were further reinforced in Caernarfonshire under the Act for Gamekeepers in Wales 1819.


Arranged chronologically

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Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Quarter Sessions Records, Gamekeepers' Deputations, catalogue; Riden, Philip, Records Sources for Local History, (London, 1987).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office. 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 are not expected

Geographical Names