File NLW MS 12425D. - Miscellaneous letters,

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NLW MS 12425D.


Miscellaneous letters,


  • 1626-1837. (Creation)

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Fifty holograph and autograph letters written mainly to various members of the Lloyd family. They include letters from [William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, afterwards Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd duke of] Portland, Whitehall [London], to J[ohn] Lloyd, Wygfair, 1795 (notifying recipient that orders had been issued in accordance with his request that troops should be quartered at Ruthyn), Tho[mas] Carter, Kinmell, to Hedd Lloyd, undated, (personal), Kath[erine] Conway, Denbigh, to Howell Lloyd at Wickwer, 1716/17 (financial matters), Richard Davies, Ruabon, to Mrs. Lloyd of Wickwar at her house in Wrexham, 1728/9 (enclosing an extract from the will of Evan Lloyd of Pengwern showing how recipient's sons were 'in the Entail'), Rob[er]t Evans to John Lloyd, [16]73 (financial matters), E[lizabeth] Griffith, Carreglwyd, to Mrs. [Mary] Potter, Soughton, Chester [?wife of the Rev. J. C. Potter, who later changed his surname to Conway, brother of the writer], 1808 (personal, news of acquaintances, local activities), Holl[and] Griffith, Adelphi Hotel [London], to Benj[ami]n Lloyd, Upper Soughton, Flintshire, undated (personal, legal matters), John Heaton to John Lloyd at Pengwerne, 1709-1709/10 (2) (arrangements for meetings with John Williams at Denbigh), Ed[ward] Hughes, butcher, Mold, to Edward Lloyd in Chester, 1763 (2) (a request for money due), John Hughes, Penucharoe, to the Misses Lloyd and Colonel Howard, Soughton House, Northop, 1837 (a dispute with Colonel Wynne ?of Garthewin concerning an allotment of an inclosed common, a proposal for inclosing and allotting the whole of the common in the parish of Llangerniew and for compounding for the tithes), Tho[mas] Jeynson, Rolles, to Evan Lloyd at Hampsted, 1712 (a request for recipient's influence on behalf of Mr. R. Gary who was desirous of obtaining the post of clerk to the commissioners of taxes for the Kensington [London] division), Jos. Jones, Mold, to Edward Lloyd of Tyddyn at Chester, 1762 (a request for money due in respect of a commission at Ruthin), Matthew Jones to Owen Lloyd at Wickwern, 1675 (acknowledging receipt of the interest due to Sir John Wynne of Watstay on a bond, the carriage of three millstones), [ ] Lloyd, Froster, to Howel Lloyd, Soughton, Northop [writer's father], 1775 (a journey by the writer and his mother to fetch home a sick aunt), Bell Lloyd to [ ], undated (personal), Catha[rine] Lloyd, Carreglwyd, to Mrs. [Mary] Potter, Soughton, Northop, [17]94 (personal, news of acquaintances), Catha[rine] Lloyd, Bath, to Mrs. [Mary] Potter, Soughton [probably the same parties as in the previous letter], 1804 (personal, social activities at Bath, news of acquaintances, etc.), David Lloyd to his brother John Lloyd at Wickwer, 1638 (legal matters), Dorothea Lloyd, Lower Grosvenor Street, to her brother Benjamin Lloyd at Soughton near Northop, 1771 (personal), Edw[ar]d Lloyd and Henry Swym[mer], Mold, to Sir Rich[ar]d Grosvenor, bart., at Eaton, 1756 (copy of a letter informing Sir Richard that Mr. Swymmer would not take advantage of his privilege should matters proceed to trial [?the trial between Sir Richard Grosvenor as plaintiff, and Anthony Langley Swymmer and others, defendants, concerning lead mines on Mold mountain involving the defining of the boundary line between the lordship of Mold and the lordship of Bromfield and Yale. See the Schedule of Wigfair deeds and documents in the National Library of Wales]), Ed[ward] Lloyd, Cefn, to J[ohn] Lloyd, M.P., Garden Court, Temple, London, 1797 (personal, Lloyd's support of the war, a complaint as to the inequality of the financial burden of the war 'neither King, princes ... nor ministers ... nor monied men ... contribute anything to the Exigency of the times', suggestions that silk stockings and gloves should be taxed and people prevented from 'shurking their Taxes'), Evan Lloyd, Rolls, to Edward Lloyd, 1710 (financial matters), Frances Lloyd to Miss [Dorothea] Clough, Mold, undated (personal, [endorsed with ?recipient's draft reply referring to the loss incurred through the death of her grandmother]), How[e]l Lloyd, [on board the] Surprize at Woolwich, to his cousin, undated (the writer's appointment as lieutenant to the Surprize, his task of raising men and fitting the ship for sea, difficulty with raising men 'ye Tars haveing taken a very Great Disgust to takeing a trip to Boston', the possibility of their joining the expedition that was being fitted out [against the American colonies], the ministry's difficulty in knowing how 'to Proceed in the Business with the Rebellious Americans, Lord Bulkley's patronage of the writer), Howell Lloyd, Croise Yockin, to Owen Wynne at Meley, 1669 (questions in connection with ?proposals to be made on behalf of the writer's cousin Heath Lloyd to a certain young lady), Howell Lloyd to his son Evan Lloyd, 1677 (the granting of the tithe of Penybryn), John Lloyd, London, to his cousin Miss Su[sanna] Lloyd, Mold, 1802 (legal advice), Rob[er]t Lloyd to his nephew John Lloyde at Wickwayre, 1626 (financial matters ), T. Lloyd, Vicarage, to the Hafodunos family, 1782 (a gift of hatbands and gloves on the occasion of his mother's death), Trevor Lloyd, Durham, to [ ], [16]89 (personal, some reflections on the writer's experience ?in his regiment), Will[iam] Lloyd, Flint, to Thomas W[illia]ms at Bron Coed, 1680/1 (land transaction), Rich[ar]d Llwyd [Bard of Snowdon], Chester, to [ ], undated (2) (queries addressed to a person with the name Hedd concerning his family, etc.), Mr. Napier to Mr. Lloyde, 1759 (forwarding two chronicles and a book, the latter on loan from the Rev. Fowler), ?C. Owen, Toke's Court [London], to Edw[ar]d Lloyd at the Assembly House at Chester, 1761 (2) (legal matters including the Grosvenor versus Swymmer lawsuit [see above under Edward Lloyd and Henry Swymmer]), John Parry, Comb, to Owen Lloyd at Wickwer, [16]78 (reasons for not having completed certain business), Phillip Pue, Bettus, to John Lloyd at Wikwer, 1637 (his need of a horse and/or money for a trip to London, mention of the ferry of Conwey), M. Roberts, Llanruth, to [ ], [17]78 (family and local new, J. Ll. Salusbury, Galltfaynan, to Edw[ar]d Lloyd, junior, of Cefn, 1812 (an exchange of land at Galltfaynan issa and land at Dolgau, a lease of Dolgau, the inclosure of Ffynnon fair common), W[illiam] D[avies] Shipley [dean of St. Asaph] to Ed[ward] Lloyd, Wigfair, 1801 (arranging a meeting at St. Asaph, Jones's case), W. D. Shipley [as in the previous letter] to Ed[ward] Lloyd, Cefn, 180[?1] (negotiations with Mr. Kirk for certain leases), John Sparrow, Chester, to Maddam [sic] Lloyd of Havodinnose, 1707 (arranging a meeting at the Red Lyon, Wrixham, to settle certain business), Henry Swymmer, Bristol, to Edward Lloyd at Chester, 1763 (arrangements for Mr. Griffith and Mr. Pardoe to meet at Mold [?in connection with the suit between Sir Richard Grosvenor, plaintiff, and Sir Francis Vincent and others, defendants, concerning the mines on Mold mountain, being a continuation of the suit noted above. See under Edward Lloyd and Henry Swymmer]), J. Williams, Lincolns Inn, to Edward Lloyd at Chester, 1763 (instructions for examining witnesses, preparing briefs, etc ., ?in connection with the suit referred to in the previous letter), Watkin Williams, Penbedw, to ?Mr. Potter, [17]89 (questions relating to coursing and hunting game and to sheepwalks on the writer's lands, mention of the manor of Penbedw in the parish of Nannerch), John Wynn, Conway, to John Lloyd of Gwyguher, 1637 (a horse and money for Phillip Pue to go to London ?on legal business. See above under Phillip Pue), and Dr. Wynne to Mrs. Lloyd, undated (an opinion [not enclosed] on a case).

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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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Formerly known as Wigfair 25.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12425D.

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  • Text: NLW MS 12425D.