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Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle, solicitors, collection of Caenest and North Wales deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 THOTLE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle (Solicitors) Collection of Caenest and North Wales Deeds

Short Title: Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle, solicitors, collection of Caenest and North Wales deeds

Creation date(s): 1455-1895 (accumulated [early 20th century])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.344 cubic metres (11 boxes, 1 frame)

Name of creator(s): Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle (Solicitors)


Administrative/Biographical history: Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle were a firm of London solicitors; they acquired a group of papers of the Poole family of Caenest, Merionethshire, who held land in the county from the 16th century. Several members of the Poole family were themselves leading solicitors in Caernarfon during the 18th-19th centuries. Some time before 1764, Richard Poole held the estate, which included land in the parishes of Llanbedr, Llandecwyn, Llanfihangel y Traethau, Llandanwg, Llanfair, Llanenddwyn, Llanddwywe; it passed to the Rev. Anthony Poole ([c. 1710]-1778), and then to his son Richard, (1736-1799). Richard married Mary Owen of Pencraig, Anglesey, thereby gaining the Pencraig estate and property in Caernarvon and Merionethshire. His son, Owen Anthony Poole, attorney and solicitor (1766-1823), was a tenant of Sir Robert Williams Vaughan of Nannau. In c. 1817, he moved to Gorphwysfa, Caernarfonshire. In the early 19th century, William Price Poole held the Pencraig estate. Richard Anthony Poole, (1797-1863) and his wife, Elizabeth, held the Caenest estate and other properties in Anglesey and Merionethshire, and mortgaged it in 1830, after which they moved to Caernarfon.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, documents and plans, 1455-1895, relating to properties in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire; including papers of the Poole family, owners of the Caenest and Pencraig estates in Merionethshire and Anglesey; surveys, [c. 1770] of the Caenest and Pencraig estates; and building leases for properties in the port of Amlwch, [late 18th century].


Language/scripts of material: English, early deeds in Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and documents listed chronologically; and surveys, maps and plans

Conditions governing access: No restrictions except where poor condition precludes handling.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Acquired by Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle from the descendants of the Poole family.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs. Thorowgood, Tabor & Hardcastle, 11 Copthall Court, Throgmorton Street, London, 1934.


Related material: 17th-19th cent. business records and clients papers of Messrs Poole, solicitors, are at Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office.


Note: Title compiled from depositor and content of fonds. Some of the records acquired by Thorowgood, Tabor and Hardcastle, pre-date the firm.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW Project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW Schedule, Thorowgood, Tabor & Hardcastle; Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham: Bridge Books, facsimile reprint 1985), p. 352

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Anglesey (Wales) | Surveys
Building leases | Wales | Amlwch
Caenest Estate (Wales) | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Harbours | Wales | Amlwch
Merioneth (Wales) | Surveys
Pencraig Estate (Anglesey, Wales) | Archives
Poole family, | of Caenest | Archives

Personal names
Poole family , of Caenest

Corporate names
Caenest Estate (Wales)
Pencraig Estate (Anglesey, Wales)

Amlwch (Wales)
Anglesey (Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Denbighshire (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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