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Humphreys, C. L. J., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CLJEYS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: C. L. J. Humphreys Papers

Short Title: Humphreys, C. L. J., papers

Creation date(s): 1647-1958

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (2 boxes, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Humphreys family of the Pennant Estate, Pennant, Montgomeryshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The first mention of the Humphreys of Berriew and Montgomery is in 1646, of William Humphrey and his wife Elizabeth Morris, both of the parish of Bettws. It is believed that Richard Humphreys of Newtown was his nephew and he and his wife Jane married in 1663. They had four children and their eldest daughter Margaret (b. 1665), married William Thomas of Newtown, son of Francis Thomas of Pennant, Berriew. Their only son Charles Humphreys Thomas (b. 1708), took over his father's debt in exchange for the Pennant estate in 1730, and at the same time assumed the surname Humphreys. He married, in 1739, Susanna Grismond of Shrewsbury. Their second son, Humphrey (b. 1743) who had married Sarah Jones in 1768, had five children and Charles (b. 1770), their eldest son, married Mary, the daughter of Milward Dovaston of Llanymynech in 1791. Charles moved to Llanymynech in 1793 and let Pennant. Eventually, Pennant was sold to Mr Pryce Buckley-Williams in 1800. Charles and Mary had three children, and their only son Charles Milward Dovaston Humphreys (b. 1804), married Mary Brazener in 1823. Their eldest son, Charles [Jones] Humphreys (1824-1872) married Harriet, third daughter of John Joce Strick of Swansea in 1867. Their second daughter, Constance, married Dr F. Marston of Welshpool in 1906 and lived at Brithdir Hall, Berriew having taken over the tenancy. They purchased the property in 1916. Charles Lionel Joce Humphreys (b. 1905), the son of her brother, William Frederick Strick, inherited Brithdir Hall, on her death, in c. 1953.


Scope and content/abstract: C. L. J. Humphreys family papers some of which relate to Charles Jones Humphreys, Charles Milward Dovaston Humphreys and Charles Humphreys, comprising family correspondence, probate and related papers, deeds, papers relating to the Pennant estate, [Montgomeryshire], together with genealogical papers, 1712-1958; and the C. L. J. Humphreys deeds and documents comprising twenty-four deeds, 1647-1802, relating to the Thomas and Humphreys families of Pennant concerning properties in the parishes of Betws, Berriew, Llandyssil, Llanmerewig, Newtown and Llanllwchaearn, Montgomeryshire, together with a plan, 1763, relating to the property of Charles Humphreys in the parish of Llandyssil.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: C. L. J. Humphreys deeds and documents (arranged chronologically), and C. L. J. Humphreys family papers.

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 [c. 1972] deposit is available and a hard copy of the 1982 deposit is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1982, pp.30-31, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by C. L. J. Humphreys in [c. 1972] and 1982.



Note: Title supplied from depositor of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of C. L. J. Humphreys Deeds and Documents, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1982, pp. 30-31, and items within the archive.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Humphreys, Charles Jones, family, | of Brithdir Hall | Archives
Pennant Estate (Montgomeryshire, Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Humphrey , William
Humphreys , C. L. J. (Charles Lionel Joce) , b. 1905
Humphreys , Charles , b. 1770
Humphreys , Charles Jones , 1824-1872
Humphreys , Charles M. D. (Milward Dovaston) , b. 1804

Corporate names
Pennant Estate (Montgomeryshire, Wales)


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