Coal mines and mining -- Wales -- Glamorgan



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Aberpergwm estate records

  • Fonds
  • 1258-1972

Deeds of the Aberpergwm estate in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Breconshire, and Carmarthenshire, 1258-1919; rentals and general account books of the estate (including some colliery accounts), 1791-1870, account books and balance sheets of the Aberpergwm colleries, 1794-1972; documents relating to Treferig Valley railway, 1874-1884; and personal papers, including letters to the Williams family of Aberpergwm and the associated families of Smith of Castellau, Llantrisant, Lloyd of Castellau and Aberpergwm and the Bush family of Burcot, Oxfordshire, 1760-1909; Castellau estate papers, 1867-1879; and papers, mainly 18th century, relating to the claims of inhabitants in the Forest of Dean.

Williams family, of Aberpergwm

Badminton Estate Records

  • Fonds
  • [13 cent.]-1949.

Records of the Welsh estates of the dukes of Beaufort, earlier the earls of Worcester and William Herbert, earl of Pembroke (d. 1469), including records for the Breconshire lordships of Crickhowell, from 1382, and Tretower, from 1532; ministers' accounts for Monmouthshire lordships from 1387 and manorial records for the lordship of Chepstow, from 1568, Monmouth, from 1416, Porthgaseg, from 1262, Raglan, from 1364, Treleck, from 1508, and for the lordship of Usk, from 1517; records for the Seignory of Gower and Kilvey from 1366 and for the borough and manor of Swansea, 1657-1835; deeds from the 13th cent.relating to the Badminton estate in Monmouthshire, Breconshire and in Gower, Glamorganshire; records from the 16 cent. relating to the coal and iron industries in Monmouthshire and Glamorgan; and estate management records including rentals, 1638-1933, accounts of rent arrears, 1669-1839, bailiffs, collectors and stewards' accounts, 1652-1858, and registers of leases, 1629-1918.

Somerset family, Dukes of Beaufort

Bute Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 BUTE
  • Fonds
  • 1319-1936 (accumulated 1547-1936) /

Records mainly of the Glamorgan estate of the marquesses of Bute and of their predecessors, the earls of Pembroke. These include letters, 1588-1855, including letters of the Herbert family of Cogan Pill, 1588-1719, but primarily the personal and estate correspondence of John, second marquis of Bute, 1804-1855, (including letters relating to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire (Kirtling: Lady Bute's property) and County Durham estates); deeds, [1319]-1937; surveys, 1570-1842; rentals of the Glamorgan estate, 1728-1893, and the Cardiff estate, 1842-1895, estate and manorial accounts, 1573-1873; manorial records and deeds of over seventy manors, mainly in Glamorgan, [?1373]-1847; family settlements, [early 17 cent.]-1902; family probate records, 1612-1900; and legal and case papers, 1642-1921; correspondence of Alice, Lady Windsor, 1757-1776; a substantial number of copies of Acts of Parliament, relating mainly to roads, canals, docks and harbours, railways, public works and utilities, 1771-1928; and miscellaneous records. -- The archive illustrates the history of Glamorgan; the corporate life of the boroughs of Cardiff, Cowbridge and Llantrisant; the urbanization of the South Wales valleys, especially Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare; the Glamorgan Commission of the Peace; the county militia and yeomanry, 1815-1837; the development of the coal and other industries (it includes papers relating to minerals and ironworks 16th-early 20th cent., accounts of coal shipped from Neath, etc. 1626-1682, quarry and lime kiln accounts 19th cent. Cardiff railway, dock and harbour papers and plans, 19th-20th cent.); labour and political unrest, including Chartism, Scotch Cattle, Rebecca riots; early trade unions; and the history of Cardiff castle, 16th-19th cent., including inventories 1581, 1585, estimate of repairs 1590 and plans of grounds.

Crichton-Stuart family, Marquesses of Bute

Glamorgan mines, minerals, &c.,

Correspondence, deeds etc., relating to mines, clay works, furnaces, and estates etc., in Glamorgan, mostly addressed to Thos. Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. (a) 1784, Nov. 30. Letter: G. Smith, Sec. [Copper works?] to Mr Thomas Tyler. Exportation of clay. (b) 1793, Aug. 16. Copy of a draft of a lease of Melyn y Court Furnace etc, from the Right Hon. Lord Vernon to Messrs Bush, Walker and Wade (c) 1795, Nov. 10. Letter. 'Jno. Gunston, Sec. 'Govn. & Comp. of Copper miners in England' to [T. Mansel Talbot]. Mynith Bychan mine. (d) 1795, Nov. 15. Letter. Thomas Lott, Forest to Prices of clay and fire bricks. (e) 1796, Jan. 25. Copy of lease of Penrwtting Furnace, etc., for 21 years, from the Right Hon. Lord Vernon to Alexander Raby, Merchant. (f) 1796, Jan. 25. Copy of lease of coal mines and iron mine in Michaelstone Super Avan and Baglan, from the Right Hon. Lord Vernon to Alexander Raby, Merchant. (g) 1797, Nov. 19. Letter. T.M. Ta[lbot], P[enrice] Castle to [Thomas Powell]. Property at Llanrhidian. (h) 1797, Nov. 22. Letter. Thomas Powell, Swansea to [Thos. Mansel Talbot ]. Ownership of land at Llanrhidian, etc. (i) 1798, Aug. 3. Letter. J.N. Miers, Cadoxton, to [T. Mansel Talbot]. Leases of ironworks. (j) 'An account of money received from the English copper co. for coal, clay, and timber, furnished them by contract from Sept. 28, 1798-Dec. 28, 1799.' (k) 1798, Dec. 26. Letter. James Cockshutt, Wortley Ironworks. Near Barnsley to T. Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. Mines and ironworks. (l) 1799, Feb. 23. Letter. John Wade, No. 50 Cannon Street, London to T. Mansel Talbot. Lease of Aberavon Forge, etc. (m) 1799, July 26. Bill, for £722. 14s. issued from the tax office to Thos. Mansel Talbot, esq., Penrice. Signed Wm. Tucker, collector. (n) 'An account of timber sold from Margam estate exclusive of the forge and copper company's contracts from Lady day 1799'. (o) 1799, Oct. 23. Letter. Richard Crawshay to Thos. Mansel Talbot. Suitability of land for furnace building etc. (p) 1800, Feb. 4. Letter. Griff. Llewellyn, Baglan to Thomas Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. Rents etc. (q) 1800, March 6. Letter. Robert Thomas, Ponteynon to Mr Talbot. Conditions of certain property. (r) 1800, March 17. Letter. Griff. Llewellyn, Baglan to [T. Mansel Talbot]. Lease and rent of a tenement in Hafodyporth, etc. (s) 1800, March 21. Income tax bill for £261. 7s signed by Wm. Tucker, collector, made out to Thos. Mansel Talbot, esq., Penrice Castle. (t) 1800, March 30. Letter. Griff. Llewelyn, Cardiff to Thos. Mansel Talbot, Penrice castle. Mine surveying, etc. (u) 1804, April 4. Letter. M. Horton, Bath to [Hicks Beach?]. Amount of rent due, etc. (v) 'A survey of Kenffigg farm' (25 acres 3r 13p). (w) 'Proposals for an Iron work at Mynydd bychan'. (x) 1805, May 30. Letter. M. Hicks Beach, Williamstrip Park to Thomas Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle, re money matters. (y) 1805, July 2. Letter. M. Hicks Beach, Williamstrip Park to Thomas Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. Personal; money matters. (z) 1805, Aug. 2. Letter. M. Hicks Beach, Williamstrip Park to Thomas Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. Money matters. Copies of letters from T. M[ ansel] T[albot] to [M. Hicks Beach] promising the loan of money. (z1) 1805, Sept. 20. Letter. M. Hicks Beach, Williamstrip Park to Thomas Mansel Talbot, Penrice Castle. Money matters; a loan from Talbot. (z2) Tables [printed] showing the number of tons of iron sent down the Glamorgan & Monmouthshire Canals for the years 1829 to 1838, inclusive. (z3) Extract from 'The Cambrian' for (Dec. 1844?), giving 'a description of the mineral district of South Wales', and 'the advantages of the proposed railway' by J.M. Buckland. [Reprinted from the 'Mining Journal']. (z4) An account of coal shipped to sea at Briton Ferry, from June 1, 1712, to July 1, 1712, sent by Tho[mas] Williams to the Right Honourable Lord Mansel. (z5) 'Account sheet of Thos. Price, Esq. & Co. with Lle. Treherne, for lead ore raised and sold from Clunn Park from Xmas 1754 to May 23, 1760'.


  • NLW MSS 11772-11773E.
  • File
  • 1824-1837.
  • Part of Behrens MSS

Sixty-seven holograph and autograph letters from L. P. Jones, from Weston- super-Mare, Bath, Melksham, etc., to David Davies, Froodvale, 1824-[1837] ( the recipient's management of the writer's estate in Carmarthenshire, with some references to the Carmarthenshire parliamentary elections of 1832 and 1835 and the writer's political opinions, to a survey of the writer's coal in Glamorgan, to the tithe question in Talley, etc.), together with a few copy and draft replies. At the end of MS. 11773 are holograph letters to David Davies from Thos. Morgan, Merdy, 1835 (an offer for the tenancy of Glanyranell), Messrs. Perkins & Frampton, 1 Grays Inn Square [London], 1835 (requiring the engrossment of an enclosed affidavit by the recipient touching the valuation of estates to be mortgaged by L. P. Jones), and Thos. Thomas and Messrs. L. & T. Thomas, Swansea, 1825 (abstracts of title of properties of L. P. Jones), a copy letter from David Davies to Messrs. Jones & Powell, Brecon, 1834 (answers to queries touching estates to be mortgaged by L. P. Jones), etc.

Miners' pay sheets,

Pay sheets showing the output and rates of pay of miners at Llanbradach collieries, 1912, Meiros colliery, 1912, and Pentre and Church collieries, 1913.

Penlle'rgaer Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 PENAER
  • Fonds
  • 1404-1979 /

Deeds and documents 1404-1979, relating to the Penllergaer estate in Breconshire and Glamorgan, including deeds and papers relating to coal mining in Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire, mainly nineteenth century; and letters and papers of the following: John Llewelyn of Penllergaer, 1790-1816, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, 1824-1840, William Dillwyn and Lewis Weston Dillwyn.

Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn family, of Penlle'rgaer and Llysdinam

Penrice and Margam Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 PENRICE
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1147]-[19 cent.]; 1909

Estate and family records of Mansel, later Talbot, of Penrice, and its estates in Gower, Glamorgan, from the 16th cent.; including records of Margam Abbey, 12-19th cent., including charters from its foundation in c. 1147, together with royal charters, charter rolls and papal bulls, which form one of the most complete series of archives of any medieval abbey in Great Britain; substantial early archives for Penrice, and other estates, mostly in Glamorgan; manorial records for the manor of Margam Abbey and others; early records of the coal industry in Glamorgan; a large group of Mansel correspondence, 1568-1848, along with some papers relating to Williams of Plas Dyffryn Clydach, largely literary, 17th cent.-18 cent.

Talbot family, of Margam and Penrice Castle

Reports on mines,

  • NLW MS 21960D.
  • File
  • [c. 1894].

Copies of engineers' reports, valuations, and accounts, 1856-1893, mainly by Samuel Dobson, Pontypridd, Thomas Evans and William Thomas, Aberdâr, and Morgan W. Davies, Swansea, relating to Clydach Vale, Dan-y-deri, Dinas, Foxhole, and Pwllmawr collieries, Glamorganshire, the Murton colliery, co. Durham, the Monkstone manganese mines, Devonshire, and the Aspeich copper mines, southern France. A printed prospectus, 1889, of shares in Richard Evans & Co. Ltd, Haydock Collieries, near St Helens, is pasted inside the back cover.