Thursday 26 September 2013

Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911 on FamilySearch

New on FamilySeach (, several records sets from Wales courtesy of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales:

Wales, Court and Miscellaneous Records, 1542-1911

This collection contains Court Records and Marriage Bonds from the National Library of Wales. These records are part of a set of gateway records needed to bridge from the census and civil registration era back to the earlier period when land and property records are required for pre 1841 research. This collection is being published as images become available.  Browse through 204,789 images

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The collection contains:

Consistory Court papers
Carmarthenshire 1664-1689 SD/CCCm(G)/1-147
Carmarthenshire 1689-1736 SD/CCCm(G)/147-267a
Carmarthenshire 1737-1749 SD/CCCm(G)/268-342
Carmarthenshire 1750-1764 SD/CCCm(G)/343-440
Carmarthenshire 1764-1830 SD/CCCm(G)/441-514

Court records-Crown Books
Carmarthenshire 1614-1666 14/70
Flintshire 1564-1614 14/68
Flintshire 1614-1637 14/69

Court records-gaol files
Breconshire 1660-1727 vol 4/373/2
Breconshire 1660-1728 vol 4/373/3
Breconshire 1660-1729 vol 4/373/4
Breconshire 1660-1730 vol 4/373/5
Breconshire 1670-1730 vol 4/373/6
Breconshire 1670-1730 vol 4/374/1
Breconshire 1727 vol 4/373/1
Cardiganshire 1702 Apr vol 4/888/1
Cardiganshire 1702 May-Aug vol 4/888/1A

Marriage bonds
St Asaph 1616 Apr-1694 Feb vol 1
St Asaph 1694 Apr-1698 Mar vol 2
St Asaph 1698 Apr-1702 Feb vol 3
St Asaph 1702 May-1707 Feb vol 4
St Asaph 1707 Apr-1711 Feb vol 5
St Asaph 1711-1718 vol 6
St Asaph 1718-1721 vol 7
St Asaph 1721-1724 vol 8
St Asaph 1724-1730 vol 9

Memoranda of the Great Sessions
Carmarthenshire 1707-1756 MSS 6298D


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from (print) and (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see

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