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‘Account of different moneys invested in trustees’ names…’

Original envelope labelled ‘Account of different moneys invested in trustees’ names 1887’, containing an account of Sir Pryse Pryse’s sales, a draft authorisation to the trustees for the sale of stock and investment of the proceeds, a rental of the estates charged with the jointure of Margaretta Jane Fryer, and an advisory letter from Boys and Tweedie, 1887.

‘Bankruptcy Court re J. Humphreys Rhydtir’

Papers from a case in the County Court of Cardiganshire at Aberystwyth concerning the bankruptcy of John Humphreys of Rhydtir Issaf, Bow Street, and a debt owed to Sir Pryse Pryse of Gogerddan, 1894. They include a bill for crop seeds, 1893, official forms, an affidvait of the Gogerddan agent, and a letter from the official receiver at Carmarthen, 1894..


Notebook entitled ‘Barddoniaeth’ (Poetry), containing poems in Welsh and English and other compositions by John Lewis, son of Anne Lewis, the old nurse of Sir Pryse Pryse of Gogerddan, compiled at Cardiff, 1879-1880. The contents include ‘Ar Drefn Natur’, ‘Ar Ddyfodiad Syr Pryse Pryse i gyflawn oed ai etifeddiaeth ar y 18 Ionawr 1858’, ‘What this doleful sound they are making? ‘ (on the death of a young girl in a coal pit at Aberavon), 1851; other poems to the heir of Gogerddan, the Marquis of Bute, 1872, and Charles Bird of St John’s church, Canton, 1877, together with reminiscences on John Lewis’s own career and the life of his mother, Anne Lewis (d. 1867); with enclosures, 1847.

‘Borth drainage and Ynyslas embankment’

Papers and letters mainly concerning the drainage of Cors Fochno, particularly referring to Ynysfergi and Ynyslas, 1857-1899; an envelope on top of the bundle is entitled ‘Borth drainage and Ynyslas embankment’. For general content see series level description. The file also includes letters concerning the rights of the lord of the manor of Genau’r-glyn to wrecks in the foreshore of the river Dovey, under a proposed Dovey Reclamation scheme. The letters are addressed to G.G. Williams, Sir Pryse Pryse and Pryse Pryse Pryse, from Boys and Tweedie, 1857-1899; Thomas Savin, 1866, Cambrian Railways, 1881-1883, F.J. Webb of the Land Drainage Offices, Evesham, 1881-1882, the Land Loan Enfranchisement Company, 1882-1886, and H.J. Wyley of Bridgnorth, 1882-1887, with occasional copies of replies.

‘British Encampments’

Published volume: ‘British Encampments lying between the Rivers Rheidol and Llyfnant in the County of Cardigan and their connection with the mines’ by J.G. Williams of Gloster Hall near Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth 1866). Map included.

‘Cardigan receipts 1851 & thereabouts’

Original bundle of bills and receipts labelled ‘Cardigan Receipts 1851 & thereabouts’ but the contents are actually dated 1850-1854, and include items from Pembrokeshire and occasionally from Gogerddan. There are bills for the freight of timber from Cardigan to Saundersfoot; building materials and repairs at Trevane in Pembrokeshire, Cillech, Cefenmaesbach and other estate properties, 1852-1854; election expenses for 1849-1852; and a letter of attorney to Thomas Davies of Cardigan, 1853, for the purpose of an enclosure act in 1845-1846. The file also contains Evan David’s bill for housework and gamekeping [at Gogerddan], 1850; and tax receipts for Gogerddan and Lodge Park, 1853.

‘Collateral security’ of properties in Begeli and Tenby

‘Collateral security’ (mortgage) for £4500 to John George Leeming of Richmond, on part of the life estate of Pryse Loveden (later Sir Pryse Pryse), comprising Vatson and Kite Hill in Begeli, and Trevane in Tenby (St Mary), Pembrokeshire, and a life assurance policy, with schedule incorporated, 1863, endorsed with a release of the life interest by the assignees of the mortgage, to Sir Pryse Pryse, 1873

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1827’

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1827’ belonging to Pryse Pryse of Gogerddan. General contents are described at series level. Includes some entries referring to Mary Smith, ward of Pryse Pryse, and her family.

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1830’

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1830’ belonging to Pryse Pryse of Gogerddan. General contents are described at series level. The journal entries include the death of Anna Lloyd, January 9-10, Cardigan election proposals, August 2, and a visit to North Wales, September.

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1838’

‘Commercial Pocket Book for 1838’ belonging to Pryse Pryse of Gogerddan. General contents are described at series level. The journal entries include the birth of Pryse Pryse, January 15 and the christening, February 21; and a visit to Holywell and Mostyn, October.

‘Copy of Edward Pryse’e bill in Chancery respecting the Llanerchclwydie Mine and the Brynmawr Common’

Original envelope addressed to J.G. Williams containing a letter by Boys and Tweedie, solicitors, 1857, sending copies of legal papers and other documents relating to lead mining on the Gogerddan estate. These include the bill of complaint to the High Court of Chancery by Edward Pryse of Gogerddan against Lewis Lewis of the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, defendant, for trespass and mining on the common of Brynmawr in the manor of Genau’r-glyn, adjoining the defendant’s property of Llanerchyclwyde (boundaries described) with a map attached [1693x1697]; a bill of loading of Cwmsymlog ore onto the ship, Royal Fancy, 1755; proposals for mining leases to Robert Morris and Thomas Morris, and copies of papers in a lawsuit between John Pughe Pryse, plaintiff, and John Lloyd and Maria Charlotta, his wife, [c 1753] -1754.

‘Deeds and old papers relating to the manor of Cyfeiliog’

Original bundle of deeds and documents relating to the manor of Cyfeiliog, Montgomeryshire, [c. 1674]-1920. It includes a late eighteenth century copy of a grant by Wenwynwyn, son of Owain Cyfeiliog, to the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell, 1201; legal papers relating to the payment of amercements for sheep held in the pinfold at Tafolwern and for the erection of a cottage [1670s]; leases and agreements by William Pughe of Mathafarn, of lead mines in the parishes of Llanbryn-mair, Darowen and Penegoes, 1712-1715, with memoranda on the same, 1920, and a demise by William Pughe to John Lloyd of Aberllefenni and others, of the manor of Cyfeiliog, to satisfy the payment of debts, 1696, revoked 1706.

‘Disbursements on the Gogerddan estate’

Book of disbursements on the Gogerddan estate, by John Jones in account with Pryse Pryse, esq., covering bills for the election, 1816, building materials, grain, cattle, estate labour, carriage, turnpike charges, saddlery, taxes, church and poor rates, tradesmen, professional and financial services, and the agent’s salary, 1816-1818.

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