Series FD1 - Legal papers

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Legal papers


  • 1672-1928 (Creation)

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13 folders, 14 envelopes

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The series includes petitions to court, writs, memoranda, bills of complaint, defendants' answers, cases with opinions of counsel, affidavits, interrogatories and depositions of witnesses, jury lists, copies and abstracts of deeds, and pedigrees to prove title. A large part of the records comprises disputes over title to land or inheritance, which took place in the High Court of Chancery or on the equity side in the Court of Great Sessions. The most substantial of them concern Cae'rberllan and Nant yr Helfa, 1672-1695, the Flintshire (Cwyber) estate, 1687-1749, 1787, Tyddyn Glan y Ffynnon, Gwaun Dwysog, etc., 1745-1754, the estate of John Griffith (2) of Garn, 1758, 1764, and the will of Charlotte Botfield of Norton Hall, 1829-1832.

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Arranged chronologically by and within file.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Warchod Data 2018 a Rheoliadau Diogelu Data Cyffredinol 2018 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen

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Further legal papers, relating to trusteeships of the Voelas and Plasnewydd estates, are filed with family trust papers in FT1.

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Preferred citation: FD1

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  • Text: FD1.