Fonds GB 0210 THOTLE - Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle (Solicitors) Collection of Caenest and North Wales Deeds,

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Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle (Solicitors) Collection of Caenest and North Wales Deeds,


  • 1455-1895 (accumulated [early 20th century]) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.344 cubic metres (11 boxes, 1 frame)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle were a firm of London solicitors; they acquired a group of papers of the Poole family of Caenest, Merionethshire, who held land in the county from the 16th century. Several members of the Poole family were themselves leading solicitors in Caernarfon during the 18th-19th centuries. Some time before 1764, Richard Poole held the estate, which included land in the parishes of Llanbedr, Llandecwyn, Llanfihangel y Traethau, Llandanwg, Llanfair, Llanenddwyn, Llanddwywe; it passed to the Rev. Anthony Poole ([c. 1710]-1778), and then to his son Richard, (1736-1799). Richard married Mary Owen of Pencraig, Anglesey, thereby gaining the Pencraig estate and property in Caernarvon and Merionethshire. His son, Owen Anthony Poole, attorney and solicitor (1766-1823), was a tenant of Sir Robert Williams Vaughan of Nannau. In c. 1817, he moved to Gorphwysfa, Caernarfonshire. In the early 19th century, William Price Poole held the Pencraig estate. Richard Anthony Poole, (1797-1863) and his wife, Elizabeth, held the Caenest estate and other properties in Anglesey and Merionethshire, and mortgaged it in 1830, after which they moved to Caernarfon.

Archival history

Acquired by Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle from the descendants of the Poole family.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Messrs. Thorowgood, Tabor & Hardcastle, 11 Copthall Court, Throgmorton Street, London, 1934.

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Scope and content

Deeds, documents and plans, 1455-1895, relating to properties in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire; including papers of the Poole family, owners of the Caenest and Pencraig estates in Merionethshire and Anglesey; surveys, [c. 1770] of the Caenest and Pencraig estates; and building leases for properties in the port of Amlwch, [late 18th century].

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: deeds and documents listed chronologically; and surveys, maps and plans

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions except where poor condition precludes handling.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, early deeds in Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

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Related units of description

17th-19th cent. business records and clients papers of Messrs Poole, solicitors, are at Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office.

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Notes area


Title compiled from depositor and content of fonds. Some of the records acquired by Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle, pre-date the firm.

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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


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule, Thorowgood, Tabor & Hardcastle; Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham: Bridge Books, facsimile reprint 1985), p. 352

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