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Lewis, Sarah and Thomas, Pentwyn Farm, Mynyddislwyn, deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D298

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Deeds and documents of Sarah and Thomas Lewis, Pentwyn Farm, Mynyddislwyn

Short Title: Lewis, Sarah and Thomas, Pentwyn Farm, Mynyddislwyn, deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1765-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Lewis family of Pentwyn, Mynyddislwyn

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Roger Lewis (d. [1873]) of Gwrhay Fawr, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, was a coalowner who owned property in Mynyddislwyn and elsewhere in Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and worked Gwrhay Colliery. His properties were a mixture of freehold land and copyhold land, being part of the Manor of Abercarn. Among Roger's five children was Thomas Lewis (d. [c. 1886]), who was married to Sarah and farmed Pentwyn, Mynyddislwyn. Sarah outlived her husband, dying in about 1907. They in turn had at least seven children, some of whom were farming at Pentwyn, Penmain, Gwrhay Fach and other farms in Mynyddislwyn in the early 20th century.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Lewis family of Pentwyn and others, 1765-1939, including deeds, marriage settlements and related documents, 1768-1939, relating to properties and mineral rights mainly in Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, but also Bassaleg, Bedwellty, Caerleon, Christchurch, Llanover, Machen and Wilcrick, Monmouthshire, Eglwysilan, Gelligaer, Llandaff, Llanedern, Llanishen, Llysfaen and Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Tiddenham in Gloucestershire, and Ashwick and Bath, Somerset; inventories of deeds of Roger Lewis, [1903]; marriage and death certificates, 1782-1845; wills, letters of administration and probate records, 1765-1830; letters, 1820, 1889-1932; receipts, 1882; declarations, 1843-1857; financial records of Roger Lewis and his estate, 1865-1899.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: [?Original order maintained]

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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Dolman & Sons, Newport.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Schedule of the deeds and documents of the Trustees of the will of Sarah and Thomas Lewis, Pentwyn Farm, Trinant.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | Wales | Caerphilly
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Mynyddislwyn
Lewis, Roger, | d. 1873? | Archives

Personal names
Lewis , Roger , d. 1873?
Lewis family , of Pentwyn

Corporate names

Places
Glamorgan (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Mynyddislwyn (Wales)

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