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Corston, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSCORST

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Corston Manuscripts

Short Title: Corston, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1745-1905

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 72 vols.

Name of creator(s): Leach family of Corston and Ivy Tower.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Henry Leach of Corston, Pembrokeshire, military captain, Justice of the Peace for Pembrokeshire and Sheriff of the same (1852), was born in 1824. He married in 1867 Mary Edwardes Lloyd of Cil-y-bebyll, Glamorganshire. John Leach of Ivy Tower, Pembrokeshire, military major, also served as Justice of the Peace for Pembrokeshire and Sheriff of the same (1855). He was born in 1826, the son of John Leach of Pembroke. Educated at Harrow School and at University College, Oxford, he married in 1851 Mary Anne Agnes Skrine of Warleigh Manor in Bath. The name Ivy Tower first became associated with his residence in 1771.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1745-1905, relating mainly to the Leach family of Corston and Ivy Tower, Pembrokeshire, the collection being largely composed of accounts, sale books, rentals and other details of estate management, together with material relating to family wills and personal estate. Amongst the material not directly relating to Corston and Ivy Tower are a late eighteenth century commonplace book belonging to Thomasina Smith (afterwards wife of Abraham Leach of Corston); a log book, 1864-1867, of Robert Owen Leach, commanding officer of HMS Liverpool; and army message books, 1901, kept by Captain Henry Edmund Burleigh Leach whilst serving in the South African War.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English.

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 11162-11228.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Mrs D. C. Leach of Corston in 1937.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Papers, 1727-1866, of the Ivy Tower estate are located at the Pembrokeshire Record Office, Haverfordwest and may be viewed on-line at Archives Network Wales WWW site. See also NLW MS 11091E (Pembrokeshire papers), which include material relating to Henry Leach of Pembroke based on transcripts of family letters; a plan, 1858, of the Corston estate (NLW roller map B122 11/1/1; NLW Pemb. 043 Filing Cabinet; a map, 1772, of the Corston estate (NLW MAP 7536 134/2/2); and particulars, plan and conditions of sale, 1913, for part of the Ivy Tower estate (NLW Pemb. 086 Filing Cabinet). Some information on Henry Leach of Corston and John Leach of Ivy Tower can be found in Nicholas, Thomas: Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 1872), p. 904.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Previously known as Corston 1-72.

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume III (Aberystwyth, 1961); Nicholas, Thomas: Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 1872); Archives Network Wales WWW site; Genuki WWW site.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2009.


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Leach family , of Corston and Ivy Tower

Corporate names
Corston Estate (Wales)
Ivy Tower Estate | (St Florence, Wales)

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