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Trewyn (Cwmyoy) documents

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D591.81

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Documents relating to Trewyn (Cwmyoy)

Short Title: Trewyn (Cwmyoy) documents

Creation date(s): 1515, 1595-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5 boxes

Name of creator(s): Trewyn estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Tre-wyn, Monmouthshire, was originally owned by the Wynston family. In 1606, Thomas Wynston of Tre-wyn sold the manor and estate to John ap William Parry of Wern-y-cwm in Llanvetherine. In July 1609, he conveyed the manor of Tre-wyn (also known as Wynston) to John Delahay of Allt-yr-ynys for the sum of £950. The last member of the Delahay family, Thomas Delahay, died in 1738 without issue. He left the estate to Mary Clerk, wife of Josias Clerk, of Herefordshire, mercer, with remainder to their second son, Josias, and in default to their eldest son, John, on the condition that the inheritor took the name of Delahay. In 1745 the estates were purchased by William Kynaston, who sold off parts of it. In 1748 the manor of Tre-wyn was sold off after the death of Kynaston to James Shaw. On James's death in 1767 the estate was left to his great-nephew, William Shaw. William Shaw died in 1772 and Jeremiah Rosher, who married the widow of William Shaw, purchased the estate. In 1895, Jeremiah Lilburn Rosher sold the manor and estate to Philip Bartholomew Barneby.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1595-1913, of the Trewyn estate, Monmouthshire, 1605-1896; estate papers, 1726-1898, including leases and tenancies, 1759-1845, maps, 1726, 1880-1882, legal miscellanea, 1753-1807, land tax papers, 1779-1815, poor rates, 1779-1838, sale of estates, 1886-1898, estate improvements and repairs, 1762-1817; papers relating to railways in Monmouthshire, 1814-1871; papers relating to highways in Monmouthshire, 1792-1870; and papers relating to Penbiddle school, Abergavenny, 1758-1783; Rosher family papers, 1794-1884, and manorial records referring to the correspondence on custom of the manor etc., of Tre-wyn, 1514, 1758-1849.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; manorial records; estate papers; family papers.

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.


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, Joseph, Sir, A History of Monmouthshire (London, 1991, facsimile), vol. 1, part 2a.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Deeds | Wales | Trewyn
Estate administration | Wales | Trewyn
Manors | Wales | Monmouthshire | Records and correspondence
Railways | Wales | Monmouthshire
Roads | Wales | Monmouthshire
Rosher family | of Tre-wyn | Archives

Personal names
Rosher family , of Tre-wyn (Cwmyoy)

Corporate names
Penbiddle School | (Abergavenny, Wales)
Trewyn estate
Wynston Manor (Wales)

Crucorney (Wales)
Cwmyoy (Wales)

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