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Green Price Family - title deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0223 R/X/195

Held at: Powys County Archives Office

Title: Green Price Family - title deeds

Short Title: Green Price Family - title deeds

Creation date(s): 1811-1903

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): The Green-Price family

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Price of Knighton, was born in 1774. He matriculated at University College, Oxford. He became a Colonel of the Radnorshire Volunteers in 1808, and for many years was Lieutenant Colonel Commanding of the Radnorshire Militia. He was also MP for Radnor between 1799 and 1847. He was Lord of the Manor of Bleddfa, and later acquired the estate of Norton Manor. He died in 1861 aged 88. On Richard Price‚ÄTMs death the Manor of Norton was bequeathed to Richard Green, his nephew, who changed his surname to Green-Price in honour of his uncle. Born in Herefordshire in 1803, he trained as a solicitor, and went to work in Knighton. Prior to 1861 he lived at The Cottage in Knighton. He was married twice; his first wife died after 5 years of marriage. He had 15 children, of whom 3 died in childhood. He was made Chairman of the Board of Health, and was also County Treasurer for Radnorshire. He invested money in the new railways, built up an estate of 9000 acres, earning him ¬£7000 a year in rents. He became an MP in 1863, and after many years service was made a Baronet in 1874. He was a JP and Sheriff for Radnorshire. He organised the restoration of Norton Church, built a new school at Norton and cottages for his estate workers, and fought elections until 1886, dying a year later in 1887. He was succeeded by his son, Richard Dansey Green-Price, second Baronet, who lived at The Grove, Presteigne

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Title deeds, some with plans, to land and properties belonging to the Green Price family of Norton Manor, 1811-1903

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Not yet catalogued

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copy of the catalogue available at PCAO

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records retained

Accruals: Are not expected

Archival history: Unknown

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchase at auction

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Compiled by Anna Page, Assistant Archivist at Powys County Archive Office. Sources used in compiling this description: Williams, Jonathan: 'A General History of the County of Radnor' 2nd ed. 1905; Powys Digital History Project: http://history.powys.org.uk

Rules or conventions: This description follows guidelines provided by UWA Department of Information Studies, based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2007


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