File NLW MS 16874A. - Book of legal precedents,

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NLW MS 16874A.


Book of legal precedents,


  • 1798-[1808], 1829 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

167 ff. (paginated i-x, 1-324) ; 160 x 205 mm. Calf over boards with remains of brass clasp and traces of blind tooling; 'No. 1 Precedents 1799' and possible signature of H. J. Hughes, on front cover.

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Name of creator

Archival history

'H. J. Hughes July 14th 1798' on p. i.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Owen Parry; Llanegryn; Donation (along with NLW MSS 16875-80); May 1953

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Scope and content

A volume compiled, 1798-[1808], by Henry J. Hughes, Llanbeblig, containing precedents of declarations, pleas, and other legal documents, together with cases and opinions and notes on replevin.
The precedents relate mainly to cases in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, [18 cent., second ΒΌ]-[late 18 cent.]. The contents are listed on pp. iv-ix. An agreement to build a drain, 1829, is loose at the end of the volume (pp. 323-324).

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, a few phrases in Welsh.

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 16874A.

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Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

November 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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