File NLW MS 16278D. - Letters,

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NLW MS 16278D.




  • 1920-1925 / (Creation)

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150 ff. ; 340 x 210 mm. and less.

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Some forty-eight letters, some incomplete, 1920-1925, to D. C. Lloyd-Owen from Richard Bennett, Bangor and Caersws, concerning mostly Montgomeryshire genealogy (ff. 1-91), together with related genealogical papers (ff. 92-150).
The papers include a list of wills and administrations for 1703-1710 from the Deaneries of Estimaner [and Tal-y-bont], Merionethshire (ff. 92-94); typescript and manuscript extracts from, and notes on, Montgomeryshire wills, 1570-1730 (ff. 95-115, 118-125, 136-138), and Merionethshire wills, 1746-1756 (ff. 148-150); manuscript extracts from Chancery proceedings, (temp. Elizabeth I) (ff. 133-135); and a list of Montgomeryshire wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1680-1708 (ff. 139-142). The letters include references to notable Montgomeryshire families (ff. 1-6, 9-11, 23, 33, 43, 46, 55-58, 66-69, 129-131) and to the Peniarth (ff. 18, 25, 39, 81, 83, 127-128), Rhiwgriafol (f. 79) and Cwmcarnedd (f. 87) deeds.

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English, Latin.

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For further letters from Bennett to Lloyd-Owen see NLW MS 6028C.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 16278D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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