Fonds GB 0210 BRS - British Record Society Collection of Welsh Deeds,

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 BRS


British Record Society Collection of Welsh Deeds,


  • 1465-1883 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.258 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The British Record Society, founded in 1889, was to take over responsibility for the Index Library, which had been established in 1888 as a private scheme for the publication of indexes to British public records. Its first completed volume was an index to Northamptonshire and Rutland Wills, 1510-1652. From 1892 onwards, following the creation of an official series of Lists and Indexes, the Society concentrated on records held in repositories other than the Public Record Office. From the 1920s the Society also became involved in records preservation. In 1933, this aspect of the Society's work was transferred to the British Records Association. From the 1930's to the 1990's it has mainly concentrated on publishing indexes to probate records.

Archival history

These deeds were received by the Society from Messrs Frere and Cholmeley, Messrs Torr & Co., and Messrs Baileys, Shaw and Gillett, all of London.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by the British Record Society, 1931.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, relating to properties in the following counties: Anglesey, 1737-1871; Cardiganshire, 1736-1780; Carmarthenshire, 1684-1838; Caernarfonshire, 1831-1878; Denbighshire, 1591-1837; Flintshire, 1465-1855; Glamorgan, 1597-1883; Merionethshire, 1793; Pembrokeshire, 1683-1857; and Radnorshire 1623-1816.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by names of original donors in three chronological sequences.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from name of donor.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Project identifier


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Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: British Records Society Homepage at (last updated: November 2002).

Accession area