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Borough of Cardigan: The Unreformed Borough


Acc. Various



Ref: CDM

Reference: [GB 0212] CDM/1–55
Title: Records of the Unreformed borough, pre-1835
Date(s): 1768-1836
Level: Series
Extent: 0.07m3

Scope and Content:
These have been arranged as follows:
1-2. Charters
3-46. Leet Court Records
47-50. Enclosure of Cardigan Common
51-53. Registers of Burgesses
54-55. Poll Books
The main sequence of Cardigan records, those of the reformed borough, contains some documents (especially registers of those entitled to vote) of a date earlier than 1835. However, since many of these had been preserved in bundles, they have been kept together and listed under the main sequence.

1-2. Charters
1. Copy (1813) of the Charter granted by Henry VIII to the people of Cardigan, 1527
2. Inspeximus of the Charter granted by Henry VIII to the people of Cardigan (1527), 25 February 1768

3-46. Leet Court Records
3-15. Leet Court books containing details of Leet Court with view of frankpledge held as follows:
3. before John Lewes esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 8 February 1774
4. before John Lewes, esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 21 February 1774
5. before John Lewes esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 28 February 1774
6. before John Lewes esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 14 March 1774
7. before James Bower esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 12 May 1794
8. before William Lewes esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 27 April 1795
9. before John Vaughan esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 14 May 1810
10. before George Price, esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 3 May 1813
11. before George Price esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 31 May 1813
12. before William Owen esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 16 October 1813
13. before Thomas Lewis esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 5 October 1818
14. before Thomas Bowen esq, Mayor of Cardigan, 13 December 1824
15. before James Richard Lewis Lloyd, Mayor of Cardigan, 2 October 1826

16-46. Presentments to Leet Courts
16. 6 October 1794
17. 7 May 1798
18. 5 May 1800
19. 5 October 1801
20. 4 October 1802
21. 16 May 1803
22. 3 October 1803
23. 2 October 1804
24. 6 May 1805
25. 30 October 1805
26. 29 September 1806
27. 5 October 1807
28. 9 May 1808
29. 5 October 1812
30. 6 October 1812
31. Michaelmas 1812
32. 26 July 1813
33. 23 August 1813
34. 15 November 1813
35. 13 December 1813
36. 10 January 1814
37. 2 March 1814
38. 3 October 1814
39. 11 May 1818
40. 1 May 1820
41. 1 October 1821
42. 2 May 1823
43. 3 May 1824
44. 4 October 1824
45. 27 December 1824
46. 3 October 1825

47-50. Enclosure of Cardigan Common
47. Extracts of Corporation Book of 1653 re: common land, early 19th century
48. Copy of opinion of Mr Isaac Williams concerning the enclosure of Cardigan Common, 28 September 1809
49. Notice served on the Mayor, Town Clerk and various jurymen re: payment for pasturage of cattle, c. 1820
50. Copy of the opinion of counsel re: presentments made at various Court Leets re Cardigan Common, 20 November 1820
50a. Papers re dispute between Mayor and Burgesses of Cardigan about the leasing of common land, 1836

51-53. Registers of Burgesses
51. February - March 1774
52. March 1774
53. June - November 1813

54-55. Poll Books
54. October 1812
55. October 1812 (continuation of 54)


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