GB 0210 PENPONT
Penpont Estate Records,
- 1314-1871 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.650 cubic metres (70 boxes, 1 volume)
Name of creator
In 1660 Daniel Williams, son of the Rev. John Williams (1580-1657), a descendant of the Williams family of Abercamlais, Breconshire, built the Penybont mansion and founded the Penpont branch of the family. The estate then descended in the male line, each heir being called Penry. The last male heir was Penry Boleyne Williams who died unmarried in 1893. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, Penry Williams of Penpont owned an estimated 7,010 acres, all in Breconshire, with an estimated annual rental of £4,370.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Captain P.J. Murray in 1936, and by Mrs Josephine Murray, Penpont, Brecon, in October 1969. A group of 28 letters was purchased in October 1980.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Estate and family records of the Williams family of Penpont, Breconshire, mostly relating to the estate in Breconshire, including deeds, 1314-1871; rentals, 1769-1807; assessments of taxes (window, land, house and horse) in the hundreds of Merthyr and Devynnock, Breconshire, 1743-1787; and letters from members of the Williams family of Penpont, 1793-1828.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged chronologically by deposit.
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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The 28 letters purchased in 1980 remain uncatalogued.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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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 Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1952); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-66);