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Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D2200

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford

Short Title: Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford

Creation date(s): 1681-1902

Level of description: Fonds

Extent:

Name of creator(s): Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool; Evans family of Hereford

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Francis Lewis of Pontypool married Elizabeth Morgan of Llanwenarth, a widow, on 18th March 1681. She was the daughter of Sir Edward Morgan, baronet, and sister to Edward Morgan, Esquire. They had four sons, Richard, James, Benjamin and Lewis. James married Ruth, the daughter of John Handley of Pontypool, Trevethin, who was a prominent Quaker and his wife, Cecill They had three children, Francis Lewis of Bronllys, Nathaniel Lewis of Llanelly and Ruth Lewis. Their eldest son and heir, Francis Lewis, married Tabitha Williams, only daughter of George Williams of Aberpirgwm, Glamorgan in 1738. Tabitha's grandfather was Lewis Havard of Devynock, Brecknockshire. Their only son and heir, James, married Jennett, daughter of William Davies the Elder of Llanelieu in 1764. Mary Lewis of Trosnant, Pontypool was James second wife. Thomas Evans was the owner of Elms Estate, Hereford. In 1860, his sister-in-law, Esther Chandler of Ailstone Hall bequeathed the hall to him and cash to the Hereford Meeting of the Society of Friends and personal Quaker friends.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Family papers of Lewis of Bronllys, Breconshire and Pontypool, 1681-1813, including Handley of Pontypool, 1606-1707; miscellaneous Monmouthshire deeds, 1649-1669; family papers of Evans of Hereford, 1845-1902; miscellaneous Herefordshire deeds, 1741, 1836.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into: Lewis of Bronllys, Breconshire and Pontypool; Monmouthshire deeds; Evans of Hereford; Herefordshire

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Gwent Record Office

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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:

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of papers relating to the Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | England | Herefordshire
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Evans family , of Hereford
Lewis family , of Bronllys and Pontypool

Corporate names

Places
Bronllys (Wales)
Herefordshire (England)
Hertfordshire (England)
Pontypool (Wales)

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