Fonds GB 0210 PENYBRYN - Pen y Bryn (Cristionydd Cynrig) Deeds and Documents (formerly Hurcomb Deeds and Documents),

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Pen y Bryn (Cristionydd Cynrig) Deeds and Documents (formerly Hurcomb Deeds and Documents),


  • 1441-1832 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)

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Biographical history

Pen y Bryn, in the township of Cristionydd Cynrig and parish of Ruabon, Denbighshire, was held by John ap David ap Llywelyn in 1587. Llywelyn was a son of John ap David of Plas Madog. The same family held the estate until the 18th century, when John Jones (alive 1770-1788) held the Pen y Bryn estate, then comprising property in the townships of Cristionydd Cynrig and Dinhinlle Uchaf, as well as property in the township of Penley, Flintshire, left to him by his kinsman, Roger Hanmer of Maes Gwaelod. John Jones married Mary, sole daughter and heir of Roger Maddocks of Prees Henlle and Daywell in the parish of Whittington, Shropshire. Their son, John Maddock Jones (dsp) dissipated and sold all the estates of his father and mother, excepting only the Penley property and a tenement in Pen y Bryn that was entailed on William Maddocks Williams, his nephew. Eleanor, the eldest daughter of John and Mary Jones, was their eventual heir, and married William Williams, canon of St Asaph and rector of Ysgeifiog, by whom she had issue, including William Maddocks Williams above.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased by NLW from W. E. Hurcomb of London in August 1927.

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Scope and content

Deeds and documents relating to the estates of the Jones family of Pen y Bryn, Ruabon, Denbighshire,1534-1808, and of the Maddocks family of Prees Henlle, Whittington, Shropshire, 1441-1786.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased by NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order by estate.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogue under the former title Hurcomb Deeds and Documents are available at NLW and HMC.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds; former title based on name of vendor.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

January 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Lloyd, J. Y. W., The History of Powys Fadog (London, 6 vols, 1881-87), vol. 3;

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