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

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Reference: ASSI 72
Title: Assizes: North and South Wales Circuit, South Wales Division: Criminal Depositions
Description:

Items in this North and South Wales Circuit, South Wales Division assizes series relate mainly to murder but also include riot and unlawful assembly. A high proportion of murder cases are infanticides. The twentieth century depositions are accompanied by lists of witnesses and exhibits and formal correspondence about the conduct of the trial and/or appeal. Documentary exhibits, mainly correspondence, photographs and medical reports are also included.

Notable cases include the prosecutions resulting from the Rebecca Riots of 1837 to 1843, riots at Tonypandy in 1920 and the acquittal of Harold Greenwood for murder in 1920.

Note: The naming of a defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.
Date: 1837-1944
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For information on the outcome of these cases see: ASSI 71

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

Justices of Assize, South Wales Circuit, 1830-1945

Physical description: 90 bundles and papers
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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