Series EAE4. - Abertanat, Penrhos and Cemais estate correspondence,

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Abertanat, Penrhos and Cemais estate correspondence,


  • [16]66-1859. (Creation)

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4 folders, 3 envelopes.

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Letters to [Col. William Owen?], [16]66, Sydney Godolphin, 1700-1728, Margaret Godolphin, 1717-1759, Arthur and William Owen, 1739, 1754, Mary Owen, 1776-1783, John Owen of Penrhos, 1789-1814, Owen Ormsby, 1794, and William Ormsby-Gore, 1842-1859, from tenants, solicitors and the agents of the Abertanat, Cemais and Penrhos estates, accompanied by occasional replies and relevant letters from third parties. The subject matter comprises mostly routine estate business, such as rent collection, leasing of properties, chief rents, taxes, tithes, submission of accounts, family and local news, problems encountered by agents and tenants, enclosures and encroachments on common land, particularly in Deuddwr and Broniarth, sale of crops and livestock, a sitting place in Llanymynech church, 1759, exploitation of timber and property repairs. Items of interest include fishing rights in Broniarth Pool, 1725-1728; Margaret Godolphin's intention to divert the River Tanat and a mill stream, 1733, 1737; the manorial courts of Cyfeiliog, 1754; consultation of the 1655 sessions rolls at Powis Castle in connection with property of John Owen at Broniarth, 1796; disputes over a sheepwalk on the Cemais estate of John Owen, 1806-1813; subscriptions to a new road from Meifod, 1807; and proposals for a railway near the Cemais estate, 1859. Some letters contain integral accounts.

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Arranged chronologically by recipients and chronologically within each file.

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Topics relating to Montgomeryshire estate management are also included in the more general private letters, PEC.

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Preferred citation: EAE4.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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