Fonds GB 0210 PENLAMB - Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds,

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Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds,


  • 1573-1811 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes).

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

These deeds were probably acquired during the London legal career of Isaac Lloyd Williams (fl. 1790-1848). They include deeds relating to three generations of another legal family: Peniston Lamb (fl. 1708-December 1735), his cousin Matthew Lamb (1705-1768), Baron Melbourne, and Matthew's son Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne (1745-1828). The Lambs had an interest in chambers in 7 and 8 Series Court (now New Square), Lincoln's Inn. In 1815 Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne, conveyed the chambers to Cornelius Pitt, and Pitt in turn conveyed the chambers to Isaac Lloyd Williams in 1818 (see nos 97-8). This probably explains how deeds from the two separate practices came together, although one might perhaps have expected a deed or two from Cornelius Pitt's short occupancy of the chambers.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Mrs Checkland Williams; St Davids; Donated as part of a collection of deeds and papers (see NLW Annual Report 1944-45, p. 27).

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The collection consists of the Goodwyn of Dorking deeds, 1573-1754; Coke of Holkham deeds, 1671-1786; Montagu, duke of Montagu deeds, 1690-1735; Berenger of Iver deeds, 1693; Macro family deeds, 1711-1739; Boucherett of Lincolnshire deeds, 1720-1738; Brancaster Great Malthouse deeds, 1722-1729; Hooper of London deeds, 1723-1747; Spencer, duke of Marlborough deeds, 1735; Lamb of Lincoln's Inn deeds, 1737-1815; Southampton Street deeds, 1760; Waldo of Clapham deeds, 1769-1796; Edmunds of Grays Inn deeds, 1776-1788; miscellaneous deeds: Cardiganshire, 1672-1810; and miscellaneous deeds: England, 1699-1811.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The deeds are arranged chronologically by client apart from miscellaneous Cardiganshire and England deeds which have been placed at the end. Arranged exactly as indicated in 'Scope and content'.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

The other parts of the donation are now catalogued as the Cwmcynfelyn Papers and NLW Deeds 1844-52. Other items donated by Mrs Checkland Williams in July 1943 are NLW Deeds 210-15 and part of NLW MS 16343E (see NLW Annual Report 1942-43, p. 26).

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

July 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Complied by J. Graham Jones. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Catalogue of the Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds;

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