Wynnstay 1945 deposit.
1945 Deposit: Ystrad Marchell and other early charters and deeds,
- 1183-1676, 1795-[1945x1980]. (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
The provenance of this group of charters and deeds may be traced, for the most part, to the Vaughan family of Llwydiarth. The majority of the Ystrad Marchell charters, other Montgomeryshire deeds, charters of the lords of Powys and Bala Lake deeds almost all relate to lands which eventually came into the ownership of the Vaughans. The Llwydiarth estate was acquired by Wynnstay following the marriage of Anne Vaughan to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn in 1715. For further details of provenance and history for each group of deeds, see series level descriptions.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Early charters and deeds comprising important mediaeval charters and a small number of later Tudor documents relating to the abbey of Ystrad Marchell, 1183-1529; deeds from Wick, Carswell and Wroxhale [Wraxall] in Somerset, [late 12 x early 13 cent.], 1307; deeds for land in Wrockwardine, Shropshire, [1289x1324]-1336; various Montgomeryshire deeds, 1302/3, 1537-1675/6; charters issued by members of the de Charleton family and other lords of Powys, 1340-1549; two deeds concerning Bala Lake, 1570-1572; and a file of antiquarian notes on the Ystrad Marchell charters and the Wrockwardine deeds, 1795-1871, [1945x1980].
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged as seven series, namely charters of the abbey of Ystrad Marchell, Somerset deeds, Wrockwardine deeds, Montgomeryshire deeds, charters of the lords of Powys, Bala Lake deeds; and antiquarian notes.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers are requested to view the charters of Ystrad Marchell in digitised form where possible. See series level description for details. No restrictions on other deeds or on Ystrad Marchell nos 102-104.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Mainly Latin, small proportion of English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
The Ystrad Marchell charters are available in digital format in NLW, Digital Mirror; see series description.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Thomas, Graham, C.G. (ed.), The Charters of the Abbey of Ystrad Marchell. Aberystwyth : National Library of Wales, 1997.
It was decided to catalogue the 1945 deposit as a separate small group, since both the Ystrad Marchell charters and several of the other documents bore the same series of ‘in libro’ numbers. These numbers referred to a book seen by W.W.E. Wynne in 1853 but now apparently lost, containing copies of the charters probably made for the purposes of a lawsuit between the Vaughan and the Herberts in the sixteenth century. Also in purely practical terms, the Ystrad Marchell charters had already been listed and they occupied the same set of specially made archival boxes as the remainder of the deeds in the 1945 group.
Title supplied from contents.
Preferred citation: Wynnstay 1945 deposit.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Strata Marcella Abbey (Wales) (Creator)
Genre access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales