Correspondence of the Maurice and Owen families,
- 1587-1743. (Creation)
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8 folders, 1 envelope.
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Letters to Sir William Maurice, 1587-1619, and Elen Eure 1624; Col. William and Mary Owen, 1632-1670; Sir John Owen, 1647-1660; Jane Owen, 1669-1718; Catherine Owen, 1679; Ellen Owen, 1679-[c. 1701]; Sir Robert Owen, 1681-1697; Lady Margaret Owen, [c. 1682]-1727; and Elizabeth and Thomas Longueville, 1724-1743. Recurrent topics include the public duties of Sir William Maurice, Sir John Owen and Sir Robert Owen; local and national official appointments; the aftermath of the Civil War; post-Restoration political events and religious unrest; debts owed by Sir Henry Johnes of Abermarlais to Sir William Maurice and his immediate descendants; litigation concerning the North Wales and Oswestry estates; and financial issues arising from the estates of Sir Robert Owen and his sister, Ellen. There are several letters by Humphrey Humphreys, Bishop of Bangor and of Hereford, and other correspondents to Sir Robert Owen about family settlements; and to Jane Owen, Ellen Owen and Lady Margaret Owen concerning the education of Sir Robert 's children after his death, personal debts and encumbrances on his estate, particularly the mortgage of Ystumcegid, 1698-1704.
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Arranged chronologically by recipient and alphabetically by correspondent in each file, with unplaced items at the end.
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Mainly English, small proportion of Latin.
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Preferred citation: PEC1.
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- Humphreys, Humphrey, 1648-1712 (Creator)
- Ystumcegid Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Humphreys, Humphrey, 1648-1712 -- Correspondence (Subject)
- Jones, Henry, Sir, d. 1637. (Subject)
- Owen, Ellen, 1651-1702 -- Estate. (Subject)
- Maurice, William, Sir, 1542-1622 -- Career in Public administration. (Subject)
- Owen, John, Sir, 1600-1666 -- Career in Public administration. (Subject)
- Owen, Robert, Sir, 1658-1698 -- Career in Public administration. (Subject)
- Owen, Robert, Sir, 1658-1698 -- Estate. (Subject)
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales