- 1768-1782, 1849-1862 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
The Burghill estate in Herefordshire belonged to the Biddulph family of Ledbury. Following the death of Richard Myddleton in 1796, the Chirk Castle estate, Denbighshire, was divided betwen his sisters. Charlotte, whose share of the estate retained the title Chirk Castle, married Robert Biddulph (1761-1814) in 1801. He subsequently assumed the name of Myddleton.
The papers were previously held in the offices of F. & C. Bodenham of Rotherwas, Herefordshire, solicitors. It is possible that Mary Coats, or more likely her relations or descendants, were clients of the same firm.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds (mainly drafts) and estate correspondence, 1849-1862, relating to the Burghill estate, and papers (apparently unrelated to the Chirk Castle estate) of Mary Coats of Crompton Street, St Anne, Westminster, 1768-1782.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records purchased by the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Original arrangement in bundles.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992, pp. 15-17.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Name access points
- Coats, Mary, d. 1781 (Subject)
Genre access points
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
May 2003; revised May 2005
Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was consulted in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1992.