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Skreen and Velin Newydd estates, deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 SKEYDD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Skreen and Velin Newydd Deeds

Short Title: Skreen and Velin Newydd estates, deeds

Creation date(s): 1361-1874 (predominantly 1513-1809)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Williams family of Skreen and Velinnewydd


Administrative/Biographical history: The Williams family owned Skreen in the parish of Llandeilo Graban, Radnorshire, from at least 1576. The family were still in possession of the estate in 1781. Velin Newydd in the parish of Llandyfalle, Breconshire, was owned by the Thomas family since at least 1589. Sometime in the second half of the seventeenth century the Velin Newydd estate was acquired by the Williams family of Skreen.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, estate correspondence and legal papers, 1361-1874, relating to the Skreen and Velin Newydd estates, in Radnorshire, Breconshire, and, to a lesser extent, in Monmouthshire, 1361-1874.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into three series: part I; part II; and part III; and then arranged chronologically

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

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue under its former title, Quaritch Deeds, is available at NLW. An online catalogue under the current title, Skreen and Velin Newydd Deeds, can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Bernard Quaritch Ltd in 1922.



Note: Previously called Quaritch Deeds. Title supplied from contents of fonds; former title based on company name of vendor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Skreen and Velin Newydd Deeds.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002

Skreen Estate (Wales) | Archives
Velinnewydd Estate (Breconshire, Wales) | Archives
Williams family, | of Velinnewydd | Archives

Personal names
Williams family , of Velinnewydd

Corporate names
Skreen Estate (Wales)
Velinnewydd Estate (Breconshire, Wales)


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