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Medlycott family documents

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D760

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Documents relating to the Medlycott family

Short Title: Medlycott family documents

Creation date(s): 1448-1791

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8 boxes

Name of creator(s): Medlycott family of Cillwch


Administrative/Biographical history: In the 15th century Cillwch manor, Monmouthshire, was held by William, 1st Earl of Pembroke. Soon after it was in the possession of David ap Thomas ap Gwilym, uncle of the Earl of Pembroke, and continued as a seat of his descendants for six generations. William Hughes, the last descendant, left Cillwch estate to his daughter, Lucy, who married George Morgan of the Garn. They died without issue and a cousin of George Morgan, Anthony Powell (d. 1692), became settled at Cillwch. Anthony left Cillwch to his nephew, Francis Powell, who seems not to have possessed it. It was held by Lord Gerard in right of his first wife, Elizabeth, only child of Anthony Powell. On the death of Lord Gerard in 1711, the Duke of Hamilton, who had married the only child of Lord Gerard by his second wife, took possession of Cillwch, but had to relinquish it following a lawsuit by Anthony Powell (d. 1742), nephew of Anthony (d. 1692). Soon after regaining Cillwch, the Powell family sold the estate to Thomas Medlycott (d. 1738), agent to the Duke of Beaufort, probably between 1711 and 1720. Thomas Medlycott was the founder of the Irish branch of the family - in Rockett's Castle, County Waterford. It was held by the Medlycott family until James Thomas Medlycott of Dublin, and grandson of Thomas Medlycott, sold the estate to John Lewis of Llantilio in 1770. It then formed part of the Llantilio estate.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds for the Monmouthshire estates, 1448-1789; the manor of North Fawley, Berkshire, 1703-1744; Lincolnshire estates, 1637-1736; Norfolk estates, 1634-1772; Staffordshire estates, 1660-1769; and Irish estates, 1701-1791.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Monmouthshire estates; Berkshire estates; Lincolnshire estates; Norfolk estates; Staffordshire estates; Irish estates; correspondence.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: englat


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposit. It is Gwent Record Office's policy to withold information about donors or depositors in view of possible misuse.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Bradney, Sir Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire from the coming of the Normans into Wales down to the present time (London, 1991, facsimile ed.) vol. I, part I.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Deeds | England
Deeds | Ireland
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Medlycott family , of Cillwch

Corporate names
Cillwch estate

England ()
Monmouthshire (Wales)

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