Series FD1 - Legal papers

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Legal papers


  • 1672-1928 (Creation)

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13 folders, 14 envelopes

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The series includes petitions to court, writs, memoranda, bills of complaint, defendants' answers, cases with opinions of counsel, affidavits, interrogatories and depositions of witnesses, jury lists, copies and abstracts of deeds, and pedigrees to prove title. A large part of the records comprises disputes over title to land or inheritance, which took place in the High Court of Chancery or on the equity side in the Court of Great Sessions. The most substantial of them concern Cae'rberllan and Nant yr Helfa, 1672-1695, the Flintshire (Cwyber) estate, 1687-1749, 1787, Tyddyn Glan y Ffynnon, Gwaun Dwysog, etc., 1745-1754, the estate of John Griffith (2) of Garn, 1758, 1764, and the will of Charlotte Botfield of Norton Hall, 1829-1832.

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Further legal papers, relating to trusteeships of the Voelas and Plasnewydd estates, are filed with family trust papers in FT1.

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Preferred citation: FD1

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  • Text: FD1.