Calvinistic Methodists -- Wales -- Montgomeryshire.



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Sixteen holograph letters, some imperfect, 1802-1815, to or from persons connected with the Calvinistic Methodist movement in the early nineteenth century. They deal mainly with Methodist activities (monthly meetings, Association meetings, etc.), and include letters from [the Reverend] John Davies, Nantglun [co. Denbigh], to Mr. Ellis, Cloth Fair, London, 1806 ( personal, religious reflections, general comments on the state of the [ Calvinistic Methodist] movement), and D. Ellis, Wood Street, London (?the same as the recipient of the preceding letter), 1814 (personal, arrangements for the writer to visit London, religious activity in the writer’s own and neighbouring counties); John Elias [‘o Fôn’, as in the preceding manuscript] to the Calvinistic Methodist Church, London, 1808 ( the results of discussions at the Association meeting held at Machynlleth concerning cases where circumstances kept husbands apart from their wives for extensive periods), and [ ],1810 (2) (personal, arrangements for the writer to visit London, matters discussed at Association meetings); Dafydd Ellis, London, to J[oh]n Ellis, 1802 (religious reflections, troubles affecting the London [C.M.] Society), and Edw[ar]d and D. Peters of Caergwrley, at Mr. Rich[ar]d Jones, Wrexham, 1803 (religious reflections); John Hughes, Pont Robert ap Oliver [co. Montgomery], to ‘ Anwyl gyfeillion’ (personal, discussions at C.M. monthly meetings in Montgomeryshire regarding the attitude of parents towards their children in the matter of church membership and baptism), and Mr. Ellis (personal, a request for news, exhortations) (both these letters are on the same double sheet addressed, October 1808, to Mr. Ellis, London); Mary Hughes, Sarn, to her husband James Hughes, at Mr. David Ellis, London, 1809 ( personal, a monthly meeting held at Llithfaen, another to be held at Llanberis, local news) (Also on the same sheet is a note from J[oh]n Jones, Pen y bryn, Edeyrn, to recipient. This appears to be in the same hand as Mary Hughes’s letter); Robert Hughes, Llanfwrog [co. Anglesey], to Rice Jones, at Mr. Elis, London, 1811 (advising recipient to return from London, news of local people, the [C.M.] chapel being built at Llanfwrog, a request for books); Dan[ie]l Jones, Liverpool, to James Hughes, at Mr. David Ellis, London, 1809 (the favourable news of the [C.M.] cause in London, an account of the services and meetings being held every week in the [C.M.] chapels in Liverpool) (on the same sheet is an exhortation to recipient to beware of slanderers); Thomas Jones, Caerfyrddin, to Mr. Ellis, London, 1810-11 (3) (personal, details of proceedings at the Association meeting at Llangeitho in 1810, incorporating reports to the brethren of the [C.M.] churches or societies at Wilderness Row, Y Borrough, Deptford, and Woolwich, on the Association meetings at Swansea in November 1810 and at Llandilo in August 1811, including an account of the ordination of ministers at the latter); and [the Reverend] Eben[eze]r Morrice, Blanywern [co. Cardigan], to David Ellis, London, 1815 (personal, arrangements for sending a minister to London, a suggestion that someone from the London church be ordained, an account of an Association meeting [ at Llangeitho]), and W[illia]m Howells, London, 1812 (personal, ? arrangements for a visit to London).

Deunydd yn ymwneud â Llanidloes a Dolgellau,

Collectanea of T. Mordaf Pierce relating mainly to the civil and religious history of Llanidloes and Dolgellau, including a list of mayors of Llanidloes (1540-1909); a list of books published and printed at Llanidloes (1827-1908) and at Dolgellau (1820-1910); a list of poets and literary men connected with Llanidloes from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century; notes relating to Calvinistic Methodism in Montgomeryshire, particularly in Llanidloes; a list of eminent Merionethshire men and women; notes on Cymdeithas y Cymreigyddion in Dolgellau (founded 1821); etc.

T. Mordaf Pierce.

Extracts from Montgomeryshire Collections, &c.,

Extracts from R. Williams: 'Montgomeryshire Nonconformity: Extracts from Gaol Files, with notes', Collections Historical & Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire. . ., vols. XXIV-XXVIII, from W. V. Lloyd: 'Miscellanea Historica; or the Public Officers of Montgomeryshire, with brief genealogical notes', ibid., vols. VI-VII, and from E. Rowley Morris: 'Miscellanea Historica . . .', ibid., vol. XXVII; a list of 'Some jurors belonging to the Machynlleth Hundred not named in the preceding pages', copied from the manuscripts of E. Rowley Morris; and a list of references to 'Upper Montg[omeryshire], Persons, or C[alvinistic] Meth[odists]' from J. Foster: Alumni Oxonienses . . .1715-1886 (Oxford, 1887-1888).

Richard Bennett.

Extracts from Montgomeryshire records, &c.,

Extracts from memorial inscriptions in the churchyards of Penstrowed, 1796- 1902, Bettws [Cedewain], 1839-1898, Berriw, 1837-1888, and Carno, 1769-1912, and of Gleiniant Calvinistic Methodist Church, Trefeglwys, 1832-1914; extracts of baptisms, marriages, and burials from the parish registers of Newtown, 1661-1800, Talyllyn, 1691-1814, Pennal, 1721-1834, Towyn, 1671- 1831, Aberhafesb, 1734/5-1810 (family of Green), etc.; abstracts of deeds and documents, 1638-1808, in the Coleman (National Library of Wales), Argoed (Trefeglwys), Scafell (Ysgafell, Llanllwchaearn) and other collections; extracts of Calvinistic Methodist interest, 1794-1814, from the manuscripts of Edwd. Gwalchmay [of Llanwyddelan] and H[umphrey] Gwalchmai [of Llanidloes] (in the Bala College Group of C. M. Archives); a list of churchwardens of the parish of Trefeglwys, 1769-1804; abstracts of a few wills, 1745-1768, proved in the Consistory Court of the diocese of St. Asaph; and miscellaneous transcripts, abstracts, and extracts from manuscript and printed sources. The volume was compiled in 1924.

Richard Bennett.

Methodistiaeth Trefaldwyn Uchaf,

  • NLW MS 11894E.
  • File
  • [1929] /

The original manuscript of Richard Bennett: Methodistiaeth Trefaldwyn Uchaf . . . (Y Bala, 1929).

Bennett, Richard, 1860-1937

Montgomeryshire and Salop presbytery,

  • NLW MS 21966A.
  • File
  • 1869-1878.

A minute-book, 1869-1878, of the Montgomeryshire and Salop Presbytery (Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church), with statistics for the years 1870-1871, 1873-1876.

Montgomeryshire probate records, &c.,

Annotated abstracts of Montgomeryshire probate records (Cyfeiliog, Llanbrynmair, and 'miscellaneous'), 1570-1835; a few extracts from the parish register of Mallwyd, 1699-1724; lists of churchwardens of the parishes of Dar[owen], 1682-1716, Llanwrin, 1697-1713, Penegoes, 1697, Mallwyd, 1694, and Ll[any]mowddwy, 1685; and a few notes and extracts, 1813-1838, relating largely to Calvinistic Methodist churches in co. Montgomery.

Richard Bennett.

Powysland Club Deposits

  • GB 0210 POWCLUB
  • Fonds
  • 1336-1975 /

The documents deposited in 1965 include: Deeds of properties in Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Radnorshire, Flintshire, Pembrokeshire, Buckinghamshire and Shropshire, 1336-1876; papers relating to the Trefnant estate in the parishes of Berriew, Buttington, Castle Caereinion and Pool and the affairs of the Lloyd family, 1765-1828; Ministers' Accounts of Nova Villa and Llanlloughhayron, 1593-4; account of arrears of rents in the lordships of Tirymynech, Stradmarcell, Llannerchidol, Tirdreff, Cedewen, Halcetor and Caereinion, 1716-8; rentals of the lordship of Oswestry, co. Salop, 1655-1719; transcript of a rental of Teirtref, late 17th century; rentals of the Vrongoch estate, 1842-56; rentals of the manors of Llannerchidol, Teirtref, Llanvilling, Carinion, Halsiter, Street Marcell, Kerry, Kedewen, Mochnant and Mechen, 1666-75; account of arrears of rents in the manor of Caereinion Iscoed and Uchcoed; accounts of the Overseers of the Poor in the parish of Guilsfield, 1763-1865, the borough of Pool, 1733-1830, and the Upper Division of the parish of Pool, 1780- 1833; assessments of Church rates in the parish of Pool, 1828-59; accounts of tithe rent charge in the parishes of Pool, Buttington, Guilsfield and Meifod, 1839-87; records of the First District of the Montgomeryshire Turnpike Roads Trust, 1756-1893; and land tax for returns for co. Montgomery, 1826-31. Also includes a collection of genealogical material mainly relating to Montgomeryshire families. From a mass of miscellaneous material may be noted the correspondence with the Local Government Board relating to market tolls in Llanfair and a conveyance of the market hall there, 1887-93; copies of descriptions of the bounds of the Manors of Carno, 1609, and Cyfeiliog, 1701, the parish of Llanfyllin, 1704, the forest of Brythen (Breythin), 1523, and the borough of Pool, 1906; case relating to the tithes of Llanfyllin, post 1778; terrier of the glebe of Llangadfan, 1795; battalion order books of the 4th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers, 1881-97. The documents deposited in 1966-1967 include: Parochial records of the following parishes in co. Montgomery: Guilsfield, Llanwddyn, Pool-Upper Division, Middle Division and Lower Division. Register books of baptisms of the Calvinistic Methodist churches of Beulah, New Mills, 1810-1908, and Bethany, Tregynon, 1869-83; a minute book of the trustees of the First Division of Roads in co. Montgomery, 1797-1825; and a poll of the voters for the borough of Montgomery held at Welshpool, 26 July 1837; account books of Robert Owen of Welshpool, auctioneer and valuer; Powysland Museum visitors' book, 1916-32 (also contains minutes of the Welshpool Science and Art Class Committee, 1893-1901); a minute book, 1876-84, of the 'Private Dorcas Society originally formed by Mrs. Newill ... in 1865'; Galarnad er coffadwriaeth am y diweddar Barch. John Jones o Dalsarn . . . gan Fethodist Galarus (Caernarvon), and Y Cristion mewn cyflawn Arfogaeth gan Wiliam Gurnal (Yr Ail Ran. Trefecca, 1784). The documents deposited in 1978 include: A volume in 17th century hands containing lists of tenants and encroachments within the lordships of Kerry and Kedewain; and within the lordship of Halcetor; an incomplete and imperfect 17th century document relating to inquisitions held at Newtown and Pool, 4 and 5 James [1] respectively. An estimate of work required to be done in the erection of a town hall at Welshpool for the Town Council, May 1873. A volume containing the minutes of meetings held at Welshpool, 1877, to arrange a steeple-chase, with lists of officials and accounts of the steeple-chases held, 1877-86. Notes on the history of the South Wales Borderers written in 1888. The documents deposited in 1982 include: The Order Book for Montgomeryshire Quarter Sessions, 1707-37. This volume is to be kept henceforth with the official Quarter Sessions records. A further supplementary group of miscellaneous documents, 14th-20th centuries, mainly of Montgomeryshire interest (see NLW Annual Report 1965-66, p. 57; 1966-67, p. 57; 1977-78, p. 73), including sale catalogues, 19th- 20th centuries, mostly of Montgomeryshire estates; documents, 16th-18th centuries, relating to the manor of Halcetor; and material relating to the town and parish of Welshpool. The documents deposited in 1985 include: A further supplementary group of miscellaneous documents, mid 17th century- 1975, mainly of Montgomeryshire interest (see NLW Annual Report, 1965-66, p 57; 1966-67 p 57; 1977-78, p 73; 1982-83, p 51) including documents relating to Welshpool, mid 17th century-1975, Robert Owen and Newtown, 1817-1934, the Order of Druids, c. 1891-1923, and the Ancient Order of Foresters, c. 1885- 1917.

Powysland Club.

Richard Rees manuscripts

  • Fonds
  • [1842x1922]

A collection, [1842x1922], consisting mainly of correspondence, miscellaneous papers, etc., relating to the religious and civic activities of Richard Rees (Maldwyn).

Rees, Richard, 1851-1927