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Poundley and Griffiths families, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 POUTHS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Poundley and Griffiths Papers

Short Title: Poundley and Griffiths families, papers

Creation date(s): 1854-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.027 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Poundley family; Griffiths family


Administrative/Biographical history: The Poundley family came from The Black Hole, Pentregate and later Springfields, parish of Kerry, Montgomeryshire. The Griffiths family came from Trennydd, parish of Newport, Pembrokeshire, also The Moat, parish of Kerry, and Pigeonsford, Llangrannog, Cardiganshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Poundley family comprising deeds of The Black Hole, 1885-1928, probate records, 1896-1951; financial papers, 1864-1938; estate correspondence, 1854-1947; receipt bills, 1865-1920; farming memoranda, 1904-1915, and personal papers, 1837-1921. Papers of Gwenvron Mary Griffiths, 1909-1964; Eryl Whiteman (née Griffiths), 1910-1951; and Mary Nesta Griffiths, 1913-1954; and also papers relating to the General Strike, 1926.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: family and personal papers relating to the Poundley family; non-family trust and executorship papers; Griffiths family papers; and miscellaneous.

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 in Minor Lists and Summaries 1989, pp.76-77, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Acquired by the Griffiths family under the will of Lucy Jane Poundley.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Gareth J. Jones of Llangrannog, in 1989.


Related material: A photograph of Dr Gwenvron Mary Griffiths has been transferred to the Department of Pictures and Maps (PG1116).


Note: Title supplied from contents 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, Minor Lists and Summaries 1989.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Griffiths family | Archives
Poundley family | Archives
Whiteman, Eryl | Archives

Personal names
Griffiths , Gwenvron Mary
Griffiths , Mary Nesta
Griffiths family , of Newport
Poundley family , of Kerry
Whiteman , Eryl

Corporate names

Kerry (Wales)
Newport (Pembrokeshire, Wales)

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