Fonds GB 0210 EWIAMS - E. Williams collection of Welsh deeds

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E. Williams collection of Welsh deeds


  • 1437-1823 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.3 cubic metres (10 boxes, 8 volumes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Mr E. Williams (fl. 1924), of Hove, Sussex, acquired a large collection of deeds and other legal papers relating to Wales and Herefordshire.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from E. Williams, Hove, 1924-1926.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds acquired by E. Williams of Hove, relating to premises in Brecknockshire, 1564-1823; Cardiganshire, 1663-1778; Carmarthenshire, 1437-1790; Caernarfonshire, 1437-1822; Denbighshire, 1507-1743; Flintshire, 1469-1761; Glamorgan, 1612-1775; Merionethshire, 1616-1762; Monmouthshire, 1491-1795; Montgomeryshire, 1636-1773; Pembrokeshire, 1645-1797; and Radnorshire and Herefordshire, 1543-1786.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records purchased by NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by deposit and county. Some of the papers are now NLW MSS 14542-14548.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Some of the papers are in poor condition.

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

A Copy, April 26 1677, of the Presentment sworn at the Leet Court, held at Denbigh was transferred to NLW Manorial 89, and is now NLW Deeds 1094. Maps of the estate in Llanhari, Glamorgan, 1775; of Nor[?e]hard, Boulston, Pembrokeshire, 1740; and of Traethmawr Sands, Porthmadoc, 1822; were transferred to Dept of Prints, Maps and Drawings in 1941 and 1943.

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Title supplied from name of collector.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

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

April 2003


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of E. Williams Collection of Welsh Deeds.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project.

Accession area