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Lamb, Peniston, Lincolns Inn deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PENLAMB

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Peniston Lamb Lincolns Inn Deeds

Short Title: Lamb, Peniston, Lincolns Inn deeds

Creation date(s): 1573-1811

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.072 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Peniston Lamb (fl. 1708-December 1735); his cousin Matthew Lamb (1705-1768), Baron Melbourne; and Matthew's son Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne (1745-1828).


Administrative/Biographical history: These deeds were probably acquired during the London legal career of Isaac Lloyd Williams (fl. 1790-1848). They include deeds relating to three generations of another legal family: Peniston Lamb (fl. 1708-December 1735), his cousin Matthew Lamb (1705-1768), Baron Melbourne, and Matthew's son Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne (1745-1828). The Lambs had an interest in chambers in 7 and 8 Serles Court (now New Square), Lincolns Inn. In 1815 Peniston Lamb, Lord Melbourne, conveyed the chambers to Cornelius Pitt, and Pitt in turn conveyed the chambers to Isaac Lloyd Williams in 1818 (see nos 97-8). This probably explains how deeds from the two separate practices came together, although one might perhaps have expected a deed or two from Cornelius Pitt's short occupancy of the chambers.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of the Goodwyn of Dorking deeds, 1573-1754; Coke of Holkham deeds, 1671-1786; Montagu, duke of Montagu deeds, 1690-1735; Berenger of Iver deeds, 1693; Macro family deeds, 1711-1739; Boucherett of Lincolnshire deeds, 1720-1738; Brancaster Great Malthouse deeds, 1722-1729; Hooper of London deeds, 1723-1747; Spencer, duke of Marlborough deeds, 1735; Lamb of Lincolns Inn deeds, 1737-1815; Southampton Street deeds, 1760; Waldo of Clapham deeds, 1769-1796; Edmunds of Grays Inn deeds, 1776-1788; miscellaneous deeds: Cardiganshire, 1672-1810; and miscellaneous deeds: England, 1699-1811.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The deeds are arranged chronologically by client apart from miscellaneous Cardiganshire and England deeds which have been placed at the end. Arranged exactly as indicated in 'Scope and content'.

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: The 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 donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: These deeds are part of a collection of deeds and papers donated by Mrs Checkland Williams of St Davids (see NLW Annual Report 1944-45, p. 27).


Related material: The other parts of the donation are now catalogued as the Cwmcynfelyn Papers and NLW Deeds 1844-52. Other items donated by Mrs Checkland Williams in July 1943 are NLW Deeds 210-15 and part of NLW MS 16343E (see NLW Annual Report 1942-43, p. 26).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Complied by J. Graham Jones. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Catalogue of the Peniston Lamb Lincolns Inn Deeds.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2006

Deeds | England
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names
Coke family , of Holkham
Goodwyn family , of Dorking
Lamb , Matthew , 1705?-1768 , Sir
Lamb , Peniston , d. 1735
Melbourne , Peniston Lamb , 1745-1828 , Viscount
Williams , Isaac Lloyd

Corporate names


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