Fonds GB 0210 PENYBONT - Penybont Hall (Radnorshire) Deeds,

Identity area

Reference code

GB 0210 PENYBONT

Title

Penybont Hall (Radnorshire) Deeds,

Date(s)

  • 1728-1913 / (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

0.029 cubic metres (28 items)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

Penybont Hall, Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire, was built by John Price (1723-1798), banker. He built up a sizeable estate, including the manor of Golon, Abbey Cwm-Hir, purchased in 1790, and other properties in Radnorshire and in Ludlow, Shropshire. He was survived by one daughter, Mary Ann (1793-1876). In 1811, she married John Cheesement Severn (1781-1875), a London-born barrister and onetime MP; he had already bought land in Llanbedr Painscastle and Michaelchurch in Radnorshire in 1808, and would later add other properties in Herefordshire and Radnorshire. They had three daughters and one son, John Percy Severn (1814-1900), who inherited the estate on his father's death in 1875. He was succeeded by his younger sister Emily (1815-1906). The estate then passed to Major-General R. C. Whitehead (1833-1910), son of John Cheesement Severn's half-sister.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mr R. C. B. Oliver, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, 1983.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, 1728-1850, relating to the manor of Golon and other properties in Radnorshire, and Ludlow, Shropshire; deeds and documents, 1778-1808, relating to the manors of Brilley and Eardisley and other properties, Herefordshire, and the manor of Aberedw and other properties in Radnorshire; and a schedule of the Whitehead estate in Radnorshire, [early 20th century].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: Golon deeds etc.; Brilley, Eardisley, Aberedw deeds etc.; and miscellaneous.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1983, pp. 32-33, at the National Library of Wales.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further records are in National Library of Wales Maybery Collection, and Harpton Court Estate Records; and Glamorgan Record Office, CL/MAN/GRO.

Related descriptions

Publication note

Oliver, R. C. B., The Squires of Penybont Hall, Radnorshire, 1755-1926 (1971) is based on the archive.

Notes area

Note

Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number

vtls003844535

Project identifier

ANW

Access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Minor Lists and Summaries 1983; Oliver, R. C. B., The Squires of Penybont Hall Radnorshire, 1755-1926 (1971).

Accession area