Records of the Coroner for the Seignory of Gower and Kilvey

Scope and Content

COR/G 1/1-14 Inquest files, 1941-1954

COR/G 2/1-11 Counterfoils of forms of notification of cause of death sent to the registrar, 1941-1951

Administrative / Biographical History

The Seignory of Gower and Kilvey was the marcher lordship bounded approximately by the rivers Loughor, Twrch and Tawe, with the addition of the parish of Llansamlet. It served as a coroner's district within the county of Glamorgan, and when Swansea became a county borough in 1890 it became a separate coroner's district. The Gower and Kilvey coroner's district continued to exist until 1954, when it was absorbed by the West Glamorgan district. Charles Joseph Clayton Wilson served as coroner for Gower and Kilvey from 1920 to 1954. He was a partner in Beor, Wilson and Lloyd, solicitors.


Arranged into series by document type.

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions apply to some series within this collection.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records received by the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

At West Glamorgan Archives there is an earlier series of coroner's inquest files dating from 1863-1900 when Edward Strick was the coroner for Gower and Kilvey. They form part of the collection of Strick and Bellingham, solicitors, reference (GB 0216) D/D SB 31.