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Chirk Castle Estate Records

  • GB 0210 CHIRK
  • Fonds
  • 1284-[c. 1852]

Estate and family records of the Chirk Castle estate, mainly in Denbighshire, comprising deeds from 1284; manorial records, mainly of the lordship of Chirk and Chirkland, 1322-1853, including receiver's accounts, ministers' accounts, court rolls, etc.; records of the estate's involvement in the coal, iron and lead industries in Denbighshire from 17 cent.; Denbighshire Quarter Sessions records, including order books, 1647-1675, rolls, 1643-1699, and a book of indictments, 1670-1690; Denbighshire militia records, 1602-1797, and related local government records, 1602-1811; business papers of Sir Thomas Myddelton (1550-1631); personal and estate correspondence from c.1600; literary manuscripts, c.1630-1887; and parliamentary election papers for Denbighshire and Denbigh boroughs, 1681-1852, including papers relating to quo warranto proceedings against the mayor and burgeses of Holt, 1739-1743.
Ten designs for stained glass panels, with armorial pedigree of the Myddelton family attributed to A. W. N. Pugin and John Hardman Powell; three hundred and thirty-two volumes relating to the Chirk Castle estates; a collection of miscellaneous volumes and documents relating to the Chirk Castle estates, including an account book of the Nangwrud Slate Quarry, rentals books, account books, volumes relating to the Black Park Colliery, a rabbit account book, and other papers; and an indenture, 1812, relating to Bodlith, Llansilin, part of the Chirk Castle estate were acquired. These remain uncatalogued.
A manuscript account book for Sir Richard Myddelton's properties at Chirk Castle and Soho Square, London, 1686-1700 and 1748-1752.
A manuscript Steward's letter-book relating to Chirk Castle, 183501838.

Myddelton family, of Gwaenynog, Denbigh, Chirk and Ruthin, Denbighshire, London, and Essex

St. Asaph Diocesan Records

  • GB 0210 STASAPH
  • Fonds
  • 1350-2015

Records relating to the administration of the diocese of St Asaphs and Dean and Chapter of St Asaphs Cathedral, comprising episcopal registers, bishops' transcripts, marriage bonds and affidavits, and chapter act books, as well as records relating to: the ordination, appointment and resignation of clergymen and other individuals; the licensing of curates and other individuals; the licensing and consecration of land and buildings; faculty papers; dilapidations and sequestrations; augmentations, the creation of new parishes and boundary changes; episcopal revenues and accounts; parochial returns; deeds; consistory courts; visitations; correspondence; and miscellaneous volumes and papers, including terriers and documents relating to episcopal elections.

Two addtional boxes of faculties relating to parishes within the St Asaph Diocese were deposited February 2006.

Confirmations, 2004-2006 relating to parishes within St Asaph Diocese were deposited April 2006.

A collection of twenty-three boxes containing faculty and consecration papers relating to the St Asaph Diocese were deposited September 2007.

One box containing copies of confirmation registers listing persons in St Asaph Diocese, 2003-2007, were deposited October 2007.

Confirmations registers for parishes within the St Asaph Diocese, 2008-2010, were deposited March 2011, and confirmation registers for parishes within the St Asaph Diocese, 2009-2011, were deposited January 2012. Further confirmation registers for 2012 within the St Asaph Diocese were received December 2012.

Confirmation registers 2012-2013 for parishes within the St Asaph Diocese were received November 2013, and for 2013-2014 in October 2014.

Confirmation registers 2014 for parishes within the St Asaph Diocese were received January 2015.

Confirmation registers 2015 for parishes within the St Asaph Diocese were received July 2015.

Church in Wales. Diocese of St. Asaph

CMA: Calvinistic Methodist Archive

  • GB 0210 CALMETHS
  • Fonds
  • 1734-2011

The records deposited in 1934 included two major groups, the 'Trevecka Group' and the 'Bala College Group'. The former, which represents the largely autonomous 18th-century development of Methodism in Wales, beginning in the 1730s, is centred on the archives of the founding father of Welsh Methodism, Howell Harris, and of the religious community which he established, the 'Trevecka Family'. Besides the 290 volumes of Howell Harris's diaries (for 1735-73), it comprises some 3000 letters, accounts of Societies (individual groups of adherents) and records of Associations. The 'Bala College Group' represents the development of Methodism during the 19th century, its spread in North Wales, the separation from the Established Church in 1811 and the formation of the Confession of Faith in 1823. The accessions of the years 1934 to 1974 include the records of the Sasiwn [the Association], district meetings, colleges, some individual chapels and churches, personal archives (both those of ministers and laymen), and those of the Foreign Mission. In content, the accessions of the years 1974-83 are distinguished from those of the earlier period by the high proportion of records of individual churches, many of them deposited because of the closure of the church. A third series, following a classification similar to that of the second, lists accessions from July 1983 onwards. The records of the North Cardiganshire Presbytery, detailed in a schedule [c.1940], have been withdrawn. Particular mention should be made of the archives of the Foreign Mission, which cover the missionary work of the Church in North East India from its beginning in the 1840s.

Harris, Howell, 1714-1773

Diocese of Llandaff Records

  • GB 0210 LLANDAFF
  • Fonds
  • 1465-2016

Records relating to the administration of the diocese of Llandaff and Dean and Chapter of Llandaff Cathedral from the seventeenth century, comprising episcopal registers, bishops' transcripts, marriage bonds and affidavits, and chapter act books, as well as records relating to: the ordination, appointment and resignation of clergymen and other individuals; the licensing of curates and other individuals; the licensing and consecration of land and buildings; faculty papers; dilapidations and sequestrations; augmentations, the creation of new parishes and boundary changes; dissenters' meeting houses; episcopal revenues and accounts; charities; parochial returns; deeds; consistory courts; visitations; correspondence; and miscellaneous volumes and papers.

Additional papers of the Diocese of Llandaf comprising the Bishop's Visitations for 2002 and 2006 - 9 large archive boxes in April 2015.

Church in Wales. Diocese of Llandaff

Court of Great Sessions in Wales,

  • GB 0210 CGREATS
  • Fonds
  • 1541-1830 /

The main records of the court are: (1) civil side: plea rolls which is the formal record of civil actions, mainly debt, but from around 1700 only those actions which reached issue - an extremely small proportion in fact; docket rolls and books which serve as indexes to the plea rolls; prothonotary files which include draft pleadings, including those which did not reach issue, challenge pedigrees, insolvent debtors' papers and slander and libel papers where a defendant had moved for a writ a prohibition to halt the action being heard in the consistory court; feet of fines and common recoveries which are indexed in docket books of fines and recoveries and, for the Brecon circuit only, in the docket books of pleas and fines; and order books, which is a formal records of the court's orders in both civil and criminal cases; (2) Crown side: gaol files which include indictments, depositions of witnesses, recognizances, calendars of prisoners and coroner's inquests; indexes to criminal prosecutions for Flintshire (called Crown books, 1564-1666) and the Brecon circuit (called the Black Books, 1726-1830) though the order books already referred to contain formal records of orders to carry out sentences or to discharge prisoners; calendars rolls of indictments for Radnorshire, 1554-1659, Glamorgan, 1554-1603, Cardiganshire, 1541-1602, and Pembrokeshire, 1541-1622, 1674; and mainprize rolls (only six have survived) which list names of individuals bound over from one sessions until the next for an indefinite period; (3) equity side: pleadings of complainant and defendants together with interrogatories or set questions submitted to witnesses together with their replies; reports of the registrar of the court, decree books and bill books, the latter serving as indexes to the pleadings.

Great Britain. Court of Great Sessions.

Tredegar Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 TREDEGAR
  • Fonds
  • c.1324-c.1960 /

Records of the Morgan family of Tredegar and Ruperra, later barons and viscounts Tredegar including deeds, 14th-20th cent. of the Tredegar, Ruperra, Dderw and Palleg estates in Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Breconshire which document much of the growth of the towns of Newport and Cardiff in the 19th century; records of the lordship of Wentlloog (Newport) and many Monmouthshire manors, some 14-16 cent., but mainly 17-19 cent.; records of the manor of Brecon and of other manors in Breconshire, 17-19 cent. including the Great Forest of Brecon; records of industrial interests, mainly coal and iron in Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, 18-20 cent.; records of the Tredegar Wharf Company from 1807; and surveys, audit books, rentals, ledgers and leases for the Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and Breconshire portions of the Tredegar estate, 18-20 cent.; papers relating to Nova Scotia and Canada, 1730-1773, mainly of Richard Phillips, Governor of Nova Scotia, 1717-1749; and rentals and leases for the Mile End and Bow estates in London, 19-20 cent.

Morgan family, Barons Tredegar.

Aston Hall Estate Records

  • GB 0210 ASTALL
  • Fonds
  • [1165x1187], 1199, 1281-1946 /

Family and estate records, [1165 x 1187]-1946, of the Lloyd family of Aston Hall, near Oswestry, Shropshire, and Foxhall, Denbighshire, and of the Harvey family of Rolls Park, Essex, including title deeds of the Aston Hall and Foxhall estates, mainly in Shropshire and Denbighshire, [1165 x 1187]-1946; cellar books, 1794-1849, game books, 1828-64; over 8,000 family and estate letters, 1642-[c.1906], with over 5,000 addressed to Louisa Lloyd; and records of Shropshire manors including Aston, 1281-1853, Sandford, 1337-1645, Middleton, 1407-1413, Whittington, 1283-1890, and Kinnerley, 1369-1505.

Lloyd family, of Aston Hall

Welsh Church Commission Papers,

  • GB 0210 WELCHCION
  • Fonds
  • 1283-1960 [accumulated 1914-1960] /

Papers of, and acquired by, the Welsh Church Commission, 1283-1960, including records of the Commission, 1914-1960; records relating to border parishes, 1914-1915; accounts, 1920-1958; papers relating to Sir Alfred Watson, 1916-1941; records concerning compensation to lay holders of freehold offices, 1915-1931; records relating to burial grounds, 1934-1947; records relating to the destination of records, 1914-1960; records relating to parish lands, 1844-1946; manorial records and court books, 1842-1925; transfer of documents, 1822-1947; deeds of properties, 1566-1929; and rentals and surveys, 1919-1947.

Welsh Church Commission.

Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)

  • GB 0210 HAVWILL
  • Fonds
  • [1750-1800] /

The collection comprises records from the office of Williams & Williams, Haverfordwest, solicitors, largely deeds and draft deeds, mostly 19th century, and many relating to the Haverfordwest area of Pembrokeshire. In the course of their work, Williams & Williams accumulated legal and other papers relating to their clients interests, including the estates of Ambleston, Begelly, Brawdy, Camrose, Court House, Cwmgloyne, Hean Castle, Hodgeston, Hook, Manorbier, Manorowen, Orielton, Pigeonsford, Somerton, Treffgarne, Ty Gwynne, Walwyns Castle, Welsh Hook, Wilsons, Wolfsdale and Yelverton. There are also documents relating to the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Company, several railway companies and a large number of probate records and marriage settlements. There are also groups of deeds and documents relating mainly to properties in Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire. There are also documents relating to church properties, nonconformist chapels, poor rate papers, articles of apprenticeship and articles of partnership.

Williams and Williams, Solicitors

Powis Castle Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 POWIS
  • Fonds
  • 13-20 cent./

Records of the Herbert family of Montgomery, Chirbury and Powis Castle, later earls of Powis, 13-20 cent., including records of the Powis Castle estate, including title deeds, mainly in Montgomeryshire and adjacent counties, notably Shropshire, 13-20 cent.; records of lead and silver mining in Cardiganshire, 18-19 cent.; records of the Castle Island estate, County Kerry, Ireland, 16-19 cent.; manorial records for the barony of Powis from 1549, the lordship of Oswestry from 1577, the manors of Cydewain, Halcetor and Montgomery from 1525, Chirbury from 1373, Pool from 1653, the borough of Llanfyllin from 1653, and many others; records of the borough of Llanfyllin, 1674-1820 including records of the Court of Record (borough court), 1674-1721, 1761-1763; estate rentals, 1712-1941; rentals of chief rents, 1676, 1745-1897 (mainly 1745-1817); correspondence, mainly 17-19 cent.; Montgomeryshire Chartist riots papers, and papers relating to the campaign against the proposed union of the dioceses of St Asaph and Bangor. Manuscripts and papers of Edward Herbert, 1st baron Herbert of Chirbury (1583-1648); Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive (1725-1774) and Brigadier-General John Carnac (c.1716-1800) have been removed from the archive and catalogued as separate collections.

Herbert family, Earls of Powis

Dolaucothi Estate Records,

  • GB 0210 DOLTHI
  • Fonds
  • [16 cent.]-1939 /

Estate records of the Dolaucothi estate, Carmarthenshire, and family papers, [16-20 cent.], of the Johnes and Hills-Johnes families of including extensive correspondence comprising over 15,000 letters, 1688-[20 cent.], and military papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Hill-Johnes (d. 1919).

Lloyd-Johnes family, of Dolaucothi

Diocese of Bangor Records,

  • GB 0210 DIOCBANGOR
  • Fonds
  • 1408-2009

The 1944 deposit comprises mainly episcopal registers, 1408-1864; subscription books 1720-1924; ordinations, 1690-1939; appointments, 1661-1947; resignations, 1751-1935; non-residence, 1785-1919; licences to practice surgery and midwifery, 1750-1809; bishops' transcripts, 1666-1917; marriage bonds and affidavits, 1691-1931; Orders in Council, diocesan decrees, 1841-1937; terriers, 1630-1928; consecrations, 1793-1934; petitions for licences to solemnize marriages, 1841-1932; licences for divine service, 1822-1930; faculty papers, 1821-1932; dilapidations papers, 1872-1937; sequestration papers, 1796-1910; Queen Anne's Bounty papers, 1747-1914; registration of Dissenters' meeting houses, 1802-1849; returns to the Privy Council, 1814-1919; tithe documents and papers, 1685-1928; visitation papers, 1567-1942; statistical returns of Church work and finance, 1890-1938; chapter records, 1673-1937; deeds, 1449-1938; and Consistory Court papers, 1586-1917. -- Records, 1823-1997, deposited after 1944 include marriage licenses, 1823, 1924, 1950-1997; ordinations, 1939-1986, appointments, 1921-1987; licences to lay persons, 1929-1969, 1984-1985; enthronements, 1899-1991; subscription books, 1924-1959; dilapidation papers, 1877, 1914, 1931-1962; correspondence files, 1944-1975; properties and land, 1846-1987; licensing of premises to perform Divine Service and for the solemnization of marriages, 1931-1933, 1952-1969, 1989-[1990]; Orders in Council and diocesan decrees, 1911-1991; consecrations, de-consecrations and dedications, 1834, 1925-1987; memorial funds, bequests and charities, 1911-1990; bishops' papers, 1888-1994; visitation papers, 1959-1984; parish and clergy files, 1933-1994; statistical returns, 1907, 1937-1938, [1977]; and confirmation registers, 1945-1975.

Church in Wales. Diocese of Bangor