GB 0210 PENLAMB
Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds,
- 1573-1811 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes).
Name of creator
These deeds were probably acquired during the London legal career of Isaac Lloyd Williams (fl. 1790-1848). They include deeds relating to three generations of another legal family: Peniston Lamb (fl. 1708-December 1735), his cousin Matthew Lamb (1705-1768), Baron Melbourne, and Matthew's son Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne (1745-1828). The Lambs had an interest in chambers in 7 and 8 Series Court (now New Square), Lincoln's Inn. In 1815 Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne, conveyed the chambers to Cornelius Pitt, and Pitt in turn conveyed the chambers to Isaac Lloyd Williams in 1818 (see nos 97-8). This probably explains how deeds from the two separate practices came together, although one might perhaps have expected a deed or two from Cornelius Pitt's short occupancy of the chambers.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Mrs Checkland Williams; St Davids; Donated as part of a collection of deeds and papers (see NLW Annual Report 1944-45, p. 27).
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of the Goodwyn of Dorking deeds, 1573-1754; Coke of Holkham deeds, 1671-1786; Montagu, duke of Montagu deeds, 1690-1735; Berenger of Iver deeds, 1693; Macro family deeds, 1711-1739; Boucherett of Lincolnshire deeds, 1720-1738; Brancaster Great Malthouse deeds, 1722-1729; Hooper of London deeds, 1723-1747; Spencer, duke of Marlborough deeds, 1735; Lamb of Lincoln's Inn deeds, 1737-1815; Southampton Street deeds, 1760; Waldo of Clapham deeds, 1769-1796; Edmunds of Grays Inn deeds, 1776-1788; miscellaneous deeds: Cardiganshire, 1672-1810; and miscellaneous deeds: England, 1699-1811.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
The deeds are arranged chronologically by client apart from miscellaneous Cardiganshire and England deeds which have been placed at the end. Arranged exactly as indicated in 'Scope and content'.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright regulations apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Virtua system control number
Subject access points
Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Complied by J. Graham Jones. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Catalogue of the Peniston Lamb (Lincoln's Inn) Deeds;