Series HAA1 - Breconshire title deeds

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Breconshire title deeds


  • 1488-1774 (Creation)

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16 bundles, 3 envelopes, 2 loose items

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Title deeds of the Breconshire estate belonging to the Lewes (Lewis) family of Borden, Hurst and Aberrnantbychan, and later to the Pryses of Gogerddan, 1488-1774. The estate included the manor of Trewallter and Priors Court in Llan-gors, and other properties in the parishes of Brecon, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn, Llangasty Tal-y-llyn, Llywel and Merthyr Cynog. In addition to Lewes, other prominent family names are Games, Watkins and Vaughan

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Arranged in chronological order by and within file.

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  • English
  • Latin

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Common endorsements include notes of content and dates, former reference numbers, enrolments, livery of seisin and receipts of payment. Apart from the reference numbers. Endorsements have not been noted unless they add significantly to the content of the deeds.


Many of the deeds bear personal seals but these have not been noted unless particularly significant.

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