File NLW MSS 12438-12439E. - Letters to Ralph Griffith(s),

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NLW MSS 12438-12439E.


Letters to Ralph Griffith(s),


  • 1756-1767. (Creation)

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Holograph and other letters, 1756-1767 and undated, addressed to Ralph GriffIth(s), attorney at law, at Chester, London, Mold, and Ruthin. 12438E. Sixty letters from Tho[mas] Boydell, Chester, Hawarden, Trevellin, etc., 1761-1763 (6), 'Busybody', undated, Thomas Ellis, Avon Wen, Flintshire, 1761, H. Hall, London, 1761, Edw[ar]d Hughes, Mold, 1762-1763 (2), Tho[ma]s Hughes, Mold, 1763, Eliz. Johnson, Mold, 1762, W. Jones, Mo[1]d Mountain, 1763, Rob[er]t Lewis, Mold, 1761 and undated (2), E. Lloyd, Wrexham, 1761-1763 (3), C. Owen, Toke's Court [London], 1761-1764 (39), Marg[are]t Owen, Mold, 1763, and Cha[rles] Owens, 1762. 12439E. Eighty-three letters from Robert Pardoe, Lincoln's Inn [London], Ludlow, Oxford, Salop, and Worcester, 1761-1767 (24), H. Price, 1763, [ ] Price, London, 1763, Anth[ony] Pye, London, 1761, Dan[ie]l Seaman, Flint, 1761, Henry Swymmer, Bristol, London, and Mold, 1756-1766 (42), Arabella Vincent, London, 1761, J. Williams, Brecon, 1761, John Williams, Mold, [17]61, W. Wynne, Tower, undated (4), and Will[iam] Wynne, Mold, 1762-1763 and undated (6). These letters deal almost exclusively with points of procedure, financial matters, etc., in connection with law suits in which the recipient appears to have been engaged in a professional capacity. The majority of the letters seem to refer to the suit between [Sir Richard] Grosvenor [7th bart., created baron Grosvenor of Eaton, co. Chester, in 1761, and viscount Belgrave, co. Chester, and earl Grosvenor in 1784, plaintiff] and [Anthony Langley] Swymmer [and others, defendants, concerning lead mines on Mold mountain involving the defining of the boundary between the lordship of Mold and the lordship of Bromfield and Yale], and [the continuation of the suit, after the death of Mr. Swymmer, between Lord] Grosvenor [as plaintiff] and [Sir Francis] Vincent [7th bart., and Dame Arabella Vincent, his wife, widow of Anthony Swymmer, and others, defendants.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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See also NLW Wigfair Deeds and Documents.

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Formerly known as Wigfair 38-39.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 12438-12439E.

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