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National Library of Wales
Miscellaneous Documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MISCDOCS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Miscellaneous Documents

Short Title: Miscellaneous Documents

Creation date(s): [13th century]-1924 (accumulated [1920s]-[1930s])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.071 cubic metres.

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: In the 1920s and 1930s, NLW catalogued its smaller collections of deeds and other papers in schedules bound under the heading Miscellaneous Deeds. Some of them are coherent groups, while others are only single items.


Scope and content/abstract: Miscellaneous deeds and documents, mainly relating to properties in co. Card., 1675-1902, co. Caern, 1546-1860, co. Carm., 1702-1914, co. Denb., 1575-1850, co. Flint, 1770-1776, co. Glam., [13 cent.?]-1924, co. Mer., 1598-1890, co. Mont., 1465-1877, co. Mon., 1630-1775, co. Pemb., 1753-1930, co. Rad., 1706-1840, Cheshire, 1703-1789, Gloucestershire, 1656-1788, Herefordshire, 1594-1772, Shropshire, 1710-1809, and Ireland, 1671-1922.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin, French, German.

System of arrangement: Arranged into deeds relating to Carmarthen town, 1709-1851 (Carmarthen Town Deeds 1-34); deeds etc. relating to Leicestershire and to Coety manor and Tal-y-garn, co. Glam., 1384-1695 (Wyndham Clark (G. T. Clark Collection) 1-17); deeds etc. mainly relating to Llanybydder, co. Carm., 1702-1876 (Canon Davies (Llanybydder Deeds) 1-6); deeds etc. mainly relating to co. Denb., 1581-1775 (Gaselee Deeds 1-9); deeds relating to the Wrexham area, 1618-1850 (Seymour-Jones 1-15); deeds etc. relating to Aberystwyth, 1834-1902 (Griffith Jones (Aberystwyth) Deeds 1-12); deeds etc. mainly relating to co. Card., 1748-1842 (J. Jones (Cardiganshire Documents) 1-9); deeds etc. mainly relating to co. Card. and to two actions in Chancery, 1675-1878 (John Morgan Legal Papers); deeds etc. purchased from Mrs Edmondes Owen, 1647-1769 (Edmondes Owen 1-4); deeds relating to a farm known as 'Brooks' in p. Clydog, Herefordshire, 1594-1772 (Brooks Farm Deeds 1-16); Plas Llysfaen (co. Caern) deeds, 1546-1860 (Plas Llysfaen Deeds 1-29); deeds relating to co. Mont., co. Rad. and co. Card., 1647-1899 (UCW Deeds 1-13); deeds relating to p. Llanbedr Felffre, co. Pemb., 1753-1930 (W.E.R. Allen Deeds 1-18); five deeds presented by Robert Steele, 1695-1757 (Robert Steele (Bedfordshire Historical Society) Deeds 1-5); documents relating to the manor of Maesmynan, co. Denb., 1663-1826 (Maesmynan Manor (G. R. Brigstocke) Deeds and Documents 1-15); deeds etc. relating to Llanfair Caereinion, co. Mont., 1774-1877 (Enoch Davies (Llanfair Caereinion) Deeds 1-16); two deeds relating to co. Glam., [13 cent.?]-1487 (F. Ellis Deeds 1-2); deeds etc. relating to co. Pemb., 1800-1832 (J. T. Evans Deeds 1-7); deeds relating to p. Dymock, co. Glos., 1656-1788 (W. R. Francis (Dymock) Deeds 1-8); a deed relating to Machynlleth, co. Mont., 1726 (Gilbertson-Pritchard 1); acts of parliament relating to the Dolgellau area, co. Mer., etc., 1777-1890 (Dolgellau Acts 1-8); deeds relating to Llantrisant and Llanfleiddan, co. Glam., 1799 (A. W. Gwyn (Llantrisant) Deeds 1-2); deeds etc. mainly relating to the Wyche family, and to lead mines and other properties in co. Denb., 1575-1686 (Bernard Halliday (Wyche Family) Deeds 1-9); deeds etc. relating to the Radnorshire Militia and to the Jones family of Nantmel, co. Rad., 1762-1840 (Jones Family (Nantmel) Papers 1-48); deeds etc. mainly relating to Llanbadarn Fawr and Aberystwyth, co. Card., 1762-1848 (Morgan, Nantceiro (Llanbadarn Fawr) Deeds 1-23); deeds etc. relating to Co. Cavan and elsewhere in Ireland, 1671-1922 (Dickson Deeds and Legal Papers 1-72); Ness Strange documents of Welsh interest, 1589-1790 (Ness Strange Deeds); deeds mainly relating to p's Llanfynydd and Llanegwad, co. Carm., 1731-1818 (Robert Rawley (Llanfynydd) Deeds 1-6); deeds relating to co's Rad., co. Glam. and Card., 1706-1787 (Claude White Deeds 1-6); deeds etc. mainly relating to p. Eglwysilan, co. Glam., 1417-1776 (Sotheby (Eglwysilan) Deeds 1-19); deeds etc. mainly relating to Hadnock, p. Dixon, co. Mon., 1641-1775 (Hadnock Deeds 1-43); deeds relating to Aberystwyth, co. Card., 1816-1863 (Anna Maria Deeds 1-9); papers of the James family of Ty'n-rhos, p. Llanfihangel Genau'r-glyn, co. Card., 1784-1899 (James (Ty'n-rhos) Family Papers 5-22); deeds of the Thomas family of p. Penbryn, co. Card., 1690-1770 (Thomas Family (Penbryn) Deeds 1-3); deeds relating to Middletown, co. Mont., 1601-1692 (Middletown Deeds 1-14); a deed belonging to the Powysland Club, 1465 (Powysland Club (1933) 1); deeds etc. mainly relating to Cheshire and Shropshire, 1703-1809 (Hugh Kent Deeds 1-20); papers presented by Colonel A. M. Lloyd of Court Henry, 1709-1834 (Court Henry Documents 1-7); documents relating to Holly Bush, p. Llanrheithan, co. Pemb., 1809-1864 (Holly Bush Deeds 1-12); deeds relating to the town of Newport and p. Grosmont, co. Mon., 1630-1631 (Twiston Davies Deeds 1-2); a deed relating to Dolgellau, co. Mer., 1598 (William Evans (Dolgellau) 1); and deeds relating to 11 Nolton Street, Bridgend, co. Glam., 1903-1924 (Nolton Street (Randall) Deeds 1-5).

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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: A number of collections originally catalogued here have since been transferred to other collections: the Llanfwrog Baptist Records (vol. 4, p. 2) are now NLW Minor Deposit 295-302B; the W. Southern Clark Diaries (vol. 4, pp. 3-4) are now NLW MSS 7454-7457, 7461-7462; the Alltyrodyn Deeds (vol. 4, pp. 15-23) are now the Swineshead Lincolnshire Deeds; the Merthyr Mawr Documents (vol. 4, pp. 37-40) were transferred to Cardiff in Sept. 1965; the Mrs Birch (Coed Bedw) Papers (vol. 5, pp. 1-2) are now NLW Minor Deposit 304B; the Morgan & Richardson Deeds (v. 5, pp. 14-17) have been renumbered and incorporated into Morgan Richardson; Goronwy Jones Deeds and Documents now form part of the Rees Jenkin Jones Family Papers; and the Salusbury Pedigrees are now NLW Rolls 111-117.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Various parts of the collection were donated by Wyndham D. Clark; Canon David Davies, Llandaff; Alfred Seymour-Jones; Griffith Jones; and J. Jones, Llwynbedw, Boncath; purchased from Mrs Edmondes Owen, Llandovery; W. D. Phillips, Aberdare; W. E. R. Allen, Narberth; G. R. Brigstocke; Robert Steele; Enoch Davies; F. Ellis; W. R. Francis, Swansea; Rev. Gilbertson Pritchard; Adams & Griffith Solicitors; A. W. Gwyn, Cowbridge; Bernhard Halliday, Leicester; Victor Jones, Cwmeiddig, Rhaeadr; and the Misses Morgan, Nantcaerio, Aberystwyth.


Related material: Further material relating to these papers is NLW, Court Henry Estate Records; and Glamorgan Record Office, Merthyr Mawr Estate Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Miscellaneous Manuscripts & Deeds.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Baptists | Wales | Llanfwrog (Denbighshire) | Records and correspondence
Churches | Design and construction | Wales | Llanfwrog (Denbighshire)
Clark, William Southern | Diaries
Court Henry Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence
Deeds | England | Cheshire
Deeds | England | Dymock
Deeds | England | Herefordshire
Deeds | England | Leicestershire
Deeds | England | Shropshire
Deeds | Ireland | Cavan
Deeds | Wales | Aberystwyth
Deeds | Wales | Breconshire
Deeds | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Coity
Deeds | Wales | Court Henry (Llangathen)
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Hadnock
Deeds | Wales | Lampeter Velfrey
Deeds | Wales | Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion)
Deeds | Wales | Llanfair Caereinion
Deeds | Wales | Llanreithan
Deeds | Wales | Llanybydder
Deeds | Wales | Llysfaen (Conwy)
Deeds | Wales | Maesmynan
Deeds | Wales | Middletown
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | Wales | Radnorshire
Deeds | Wales | Wrexham
Diaries | Wales | 19th century
Estate administration | Wales | Court Henry (Llangathen)
Estate administration | Wales | Llysfaen (Conwy)
Estate administration | Wales | Nanteos
Manors | Wales | Coity | Archives
Manors | Wales | Maesmynan | Records and correspondence
Militia | Wales | Radnorshire
Mining engineers | Wales | Aberdare | Diaries
Nanteos Estate (Wales) | Archives
Plas-yn-Llysfaen Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence
Poor laws | Wales | Llanfihangel-y-traethau | Administration
Radnorshire militia | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Clark , William Southern , fl. 1845-1858

Corporate names
Coity Manor (Wales)
Court Henry Estate (Wales)
Maesmynan Manor (Wales)
Nanteos Estate (Wales)
Plas-yn-Llysfaen Estate (Wales)

Aberystwyth (Wales)
Cavan (Ireland)
Clodock (England)
Coity (Wales)
Dymock (England)
England ()
Hadnock (Wales)
Lampeter Velfrey (Wales)
Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanfair Caereinion (Wales)
Llanfihangel Genau’r-glyn (Wales)
Llanfihangel-y-traethau (Wales)
Llanfwrog (Denbighshire, Wales)
Llangybi (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanreithan (Wales)
Llanybydder (Wales)
Middletown (Wales)
Nantmel (Wales)
Radnorshire (Wales)
Wales ()
Wrexham (Wales)

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