Catalogue description Assizes: North and South Wales Circuit, Chester and North Wales Division: Criminal Depositions

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Reference: ASSI 65
Title: Assizes: North and South Wales Circuit, Chester and North Wales Division: Criminal Depositions
Description:

The documents in this series relate mainly to murders and other serious crimes at the North and South Wales Circuit, Chester and North Wales Division Assizes. A high proportion of the murder cases arise from infanticide. The earlier depositions are sometimes annotated with details of verdict and sentence. The twentieth century depositions are accompanied by lists of witnesses and exhibits, and correspondence about the conduct of the trial and/or an appeal. Documentary exhibits also survive. These include photographs, medical reports, maps and plans, original statements to the police, as well as manuscript letters or printed material produced in evidence.

Notable trials on this circuit include that of Arthur Beard (1919) and of Ah Tam Lock (1926) for murder, and the Bersham Colliery riots (1935).

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1831-1944
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Related material:

For information on the outcome of cases see: ASSI 64

Separated material:

No documents survive for the period 1892 to 1909.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Justices of Assize, North Wales Circuit, 1830-1945

Physical description: 48 bundle(s)

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