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Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle (Solicitors) Collection of Caenest and North Wales Deeds,
- 1455-1895 (accumulated [early 20th century]) / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.344 cubic metres (11 boxes, 1 frame)
Name of creator
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.
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.
Content and structure area
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
Conditions of access and use area
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
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is also available online.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title compiled from depositor and content of fonds. Some of the records acquired by Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle, pre-date the firm.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
- Building leases -- Wales -- Amlwch.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Anglesey.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Caernarvonshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Denbighshire.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Merioneth.
- Deeds -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.
- Harbors -- Wales -- Amlwch.
- Anglesey (Wales)
- Caernarvonshire (Wales)
- Denbighshire (Wales)
- Merioneth (Wales)
- Montgomeryshire (Wales)
- Amlwch (Wales)
- Anglesey (Wales) -- Surveys.
- Merioneth (Wales) -- Surveys
Place access points
Genre access points
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 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