- 1455, 1514-1914 / (Creation)
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0.123 cubic metres (5 boxes)
Name of creator
In 1600 Sir William Herbert of Cogan Pill purchased a portion of the manor of Dinas Powis from Elizabeth I, to add to the portion that was already his through inheritance. He appears to have been succeeded by 1610 by Sir John Herbert (d. c. 1619), sometime secretary to the Privy Council. By 1665, a moiety of the manor of Dinas Powis appears to have passed to Robert Greville (c. 1638-1676), baron Brooke of Warwick Castle, whose descendants sold the moiety to William Hurst of Gabalfa, Cardiff, around 1766. This Dinas Powis estate appears to have been sold to Henry Lee in about 1816, after the death of William Hurst (d. c. 1801) and of his widow (d. c. 1816). Other members of the Lee family include Edward Herbert Lee (alive 1839-1841) of Dinas Powis, esq., his son Rev. Henry Thomas Lee (fl. 1839-1868), and Major-general H. H. Lee (fl. 1879-1919) of Dinas Powis. The Wenvoe Castle estate also had an interest in the manor of Dinas Powis, 1839-1897, perhaps owning the other moiety.
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Deposited in three groups
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Scope and content
Records, 1455-1919, of the Lee family of Dinas Powis, Glamorgan, and their predecessors, including rentals of the manor of Dinas Powis and of the Dinas Powis estate, 1610, 1671-1906, surveys of the same, 1566-1610; title deeds, legal papers and correspondence, 1514-1919 (mainly post-1640) relating to properties in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Breconshire; records relating to the Friars estate, Glamorgan, of William Hurst, including a survey and rentals, 1777-1786. The archive also includes deeds relating to the estates of the Lords Brooke in Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged chronologically within the three deposits, Nov. 1933 (1455-1914), April 1971 ([18 cent]-1837) and June 1971 (1767-1902).
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Further details relating to manorial records within the archive can be accessed online from The National Archives Manorial Documents Register.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Complete Peerage (London, 8 vols, 1887-1898), vol. 1;