GB 0210 PENYBRYN
Pen y Bryn (Cristionydd Cynrig) Deeds and Documents (formerly Hurcomb Deeds and Documents),
- 1441-1832 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.058 cubic metres (2 boxes)
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Purchased by NLW from W. E. Hurcomb of London in August 1927.
Content and structure area
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.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogue under the former title Hurcomb Deeds and Documents are available at NLW and HMC.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
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
Compiled by Stephen Benham.
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;