Research and Resources
This section of the website is intended to make available, in facsimile or transcription, various sources which may be of interest to those interested in the legal history of Wales, with the intention of facilitating research and of preserving the original documents. Members of the Society who wish to add to this online archive are invited to forward contributions to . Contributors are asked to ensure that publication on the website will not infringe copyright restrictions.
Researchers (whether members of the Society or others) who wish to make use of material contained within this section within published work should acknowledge this website as the source of that material. Any queries about such usage should be forwarded to the e-mail address above.
There are also a number of links to online legal documents on other websites on our Links page
Research topics currently available:
'Sanctity, Superstition and the Death of Sarah Jacob', Richard W. Ireland in A. Musson and C. Stebbings (eds) Making Legal History: Approaches and Methodology, 2012.
Carmarthenshire Gaol Felons Register Richard W. Ireland
The Jacob Case - the 'Welsh Fasting Girl' Richard W.Ireland
Transcripts and resources available:
Extracts from a Police Diary for 1857-60, recording details of police duties and activities in rural Cardiganshire immediately after the County and Borough Police Act of 1856
Summons to a Coroner's jury and witnesses, Cardiganshire, 1813
List of Thieves and Prostitutes, Notebook of PC Williams, Carmarthen
Poster advising of a Burglary, at Kilgwyn, Carms, 1816
A land deed (in Welsh) Caernarfonshire, c.1441-1450
List of Fees payable to Justices' Clerks and Constable, Breconshire, 1843
An Act for the further Amendment of the Laws relating to Turnpike Roads in South Wales 1847
Mortgage and Feoffment for a property in Flintshire, 1635