GB 0210 PENYBONT
Penybont Hall (Radnorshire) Deeds,
- 1728-1913 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.029 cubic metres (28 items)
Name of creator
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.
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 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.
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1983, pp. 32-33, at the National Library of Wales.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Oliver, R. C. B., The Squires of Penybont Hall, Radnorshire, 1755-1926 (1971) is based on the archive.
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
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
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
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).