Llanfihangel Court estate, records 1665-1930

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Llanfihangel Court Estate.
Documents relating to Llanfihangel Court Estate
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Biographical/Historical note

Llanfihangel Court, near Abergavenny, is among the oldest surviving mansions in Monmouthshire, dating from at least the 16th century. It was rebuilt by Rhys Morgan in 1559 and was purchased by Nicholas Arnold in the early 17th century. In 1726 the estate was sold by his grand-daughters to the Hon. Edward Harley (who became 3rd Earl of Oxford in 1741). One of his sons was the Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley, whose daughter, Anne, married George, second Lord Rodney of Berrington. Edward, 5th Earl of Oxford, sold Llanfihangel Court in 1801 to Hugh Powell (d. 1821). He in turn left most of the estate to his godson, the Hon. William Powell Rodney (1794-1878), who was the 8th son of George and Anne Rodney. Wiliam was pre-deceased by his son, William (1829-1868), and the estate was inherited by his grandson, Harley Rodney (b. 1858). Harley never lived at Llanfihangel Court and sold the estate in 1903.

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Scope and Contents note

Records of the Llanfihangel Court estate, 1665-1930, including deeds, wills and related correspondence, 1667-1930, relating to properties in the parishes of Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llantilio Pertholey, Llanvetherine, Llanthewy Skirrid, Cwmyoy, Llanattock Lingoed, Llantilio Crosenny, and Penrose, and the manors of Pen-y-clawdd, Llanthewy Skirrid and Stanton, Monmouthshire, as well as properties of Lord Brooke of Beauchamps Court in Monmouthshire, Glamorgan and England; manorial records, 1665-1913, including records of the manors of Pen-y-clawdd, 1774-1820, Stanton, 1665-1907, and Cwmyoy, 1800-1865, and correspondence, 1728-1913; maps and plans, 1775-[c. 1900]; rentals and accounts, 1801-1910; bills of sale, [18th century], 1902-1924; correspondence, 1897-1912.

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Arrangement note

Arranged into the following: title deeds; manorial; estate management.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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Conditions Governing Access note

Usual conditions apply

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright regulations apply

Accruals note

Accruals are not expected

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Deposited by Messrs Gabb & Co., Solicitors, Abergavenny.

Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further records of the Rodney family are Herefordshire Record Office, AE42, E44/1/xxix-xxxiii; The National Archives, PRO 30/20.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Estate administration--Wales--Monmouthshire; Deeds--Wales--Monmouthshire; Deeds--England; Deeds--Wales--Glamorgan; Manors--Wales--Monmouthshire;

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Other Finding Aids note

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. Further details relating to manorial records within the archive can be accessed on-line on the Manorial Documents Register.

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Collection Inventory

Title Deeds 

 D591/32A/119 Settlement (copy) (1) Rt. Hon. Robert Lord Brooke, Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court, co. Warwick. (2) Sir Roger Burgoyne of Wraxwall, Warwick bart, and Sir St. John Charrock of Halcutt co. Beds., Bart, William Somervil of Edeston, Warwick, esq., James Prescot of the Middle Temple, esq. and Mathew Bridges of Alcester co. Warwick. (3) John Rowse of Fachbrooke co. Warwick and Francis Fisher of Packington co. Warwick. Premises as in Bargain and Sale of 1716 October 10 11 Nov 1667 

 D591/32A/118 Bargain and Sale (copy) (1) Rt. Hon. William Lord Brooke, Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court co. Warwick e.s. and h. of Francis Grevile who was e.s. and h. of the late Fowke, Lord Brooke, dec'd. (2) Clement Newsham of Titchfield, Hants., esq., trustee. (3) John Lanyon par. St. James Westminster. 10s. and for baring entail on all his estates in Warwick and lands manors and premises in co. Warwick, Gloucester, Bucks, Hants, Somerset, Huntingdon with the Isle of Ely, Oxon, Wilts., Mon, Lincs, Devon, Glamorgan and in the cities of London and Wells. The Monmouthshire premises include the manor of Penny-clawth and the patronage of the Church of Lanthewy. 10 Oct 1716 

 D591/32A/113, 133 Release (copy) John Newsham, esq. by direction of William Lord Brooke to Lords Guilford and Digby. Release to certify the omission in the former settlement of 1667 as to former Trustees. 10 Apr 1716 

 D591/32A/116 Will (copy) Of William, Lord Brooke of Beauchamps Court, co. Warwick. His estates in the U.K. to be conveyed to the Hon. Dodington Grevile of Crawley, Hants., the Hon. William Bromley of Hagington co. Warwick and John Howe of Strawel co. Glos. and their heirs, for the benefit of son, Francis Grevile, now an infant and his issue, then of William the son of Mrs Jane Silvester, aged nine years "whom I have hitherto educated." Then to use of eldest surviving son of Charles Egerton, esq., begotten of his sister Catherine. His trustees to be guardians of his son. Estate to be subject to debts, payment of £4,000 to William the son of Mrs Jane Sylvester, and to 2 rent charges viz. £200 to Mrs Hannah Dove of Breanmorly, Hants, and £20 to Benjamin Herbert if still in his service at death. His trustees also made executors. Note of probate Canterbury 1728 July 8th. 1 Feb 1725-1726 

 D591/32A/117 Conveyance in Trust (copy) (1) Rt. Hon. John Lord Chedworth, e.s. and h. of his father John Lord Chedworth who was last surviving trustee of Rt. Hon. Francis Lord Brooke of Beauchamps Court, co. Warwick. (2) Rt. Hon. Francis Lord Brooke of Beauchamps Court co. Warwick. John Lord Chedworth before his elevation to the peerage was John Howe, trustee to the will of Francis, Lord Brooke. 24 Feb 1743 

 D591/32A/8-9 Lease/Feoffment (1) John Langley of Shrewsbury co. Salop. gent. s. and h. of Thomas Langley of Golding in same county esq. dec'd. who was grandson and one of heirs to John Arnold late of Lanvihangel Crucorney, esq. and Mary Colt of Webley co. Hereford, widow, daughter and other heir at law of John Arnold. (2) James Buckley of London, yeoman, and Mary his wife, John Barnett also of London yeoman and Margarett his wife, Phillip Jones late of the par. of Lanvihangell Crucorney now of Lanvetherine and Elizabeth his wife, which Mary, Margaret and Elizabeth are grandaughters of David Lloyd of Llanvihangell Crucorney, yeoman dec'd. and daughters of Richard Gundy dec'd. of Llanvihangell Crucorney yeoman by Elizabeth his wife daughter of late David Lloyd who were sisters and surviving heirs at law of Arnold Gundy late of Lanvihangell Crucorney, yeoman, dec'd. (3) Thomas Parry of Grosmont, esq. 5s. David Lloyds property pars. Lanvihangel Crucorney and Lanvetherine in execution of writ Habere Facias Possessionem, property in Llanvihangel Crucorney being in occupation of Walter loyd tenant. 31 Dec 1758-1 Jan 1759 

 D591/32A/105 Feoffment (1) James Rosser now of par. of Llandilo Pertholey co. Mon. yeoman s. and h.s. of Rosser John late of same par. and co. dec'd. by Elizabeth his wife. (2) Thomas Valentine of same place, mason, and Elizabeth his wife. (3) Nicholas Hopkin (signature Hopkins) of same place gent. £5 Tyr y Berllan hellig at Cwmbynaro par. Llandilo pertholey. 18 Mar 1763 

 D591/32A/115 Release (Attested Copy) (1) Rt. Hon. Francis Earl Brooke of Warwick Castle. (2) Henry Wilmot of Farnborough Place, Hants, esq. £4,650. Manor of Pennyclaugh otherwise Penyclaweth with rights members and appurts. and capital mess. late in occupation of James Prosser at rent of £60 in lease made originally for 21 years. Also manor of Llanthewy Skirrid with capital mess. leased to James Morgan at rent of £73.6s.8d. Also cottage in the occupation of Thomas Pritchard and held by him for lease of 3 lives at 2s. p.a. rent, and cottage in occupation of the widow Davies at yearly rent of 1s. The Earl to discharge £350 annuity to which the Estates are subject, and in earnest of this the Earl subjects the rest of estates thereto and mortgages them to Wilmot accordingly. 18 Aug 1767 

 D591/32A/101 Trust Deed (1) Nicholas Williams par. Llantillio Pertholey co. Mon. yeoman. (2) James Williams of Abergavenny, yeoman, one of his sons, John Jones of Llantillio Pertholey, basketmaker and Elizabeth a daughter of Nicholas Williams by Mary his wife, and Mary Valentine, infant, daughter of Elizabeth by Thomas Valentine of same place her late husband. (3) James Morgan of same yeoman, trustee. Mess. par. Llantillio Pertholey in occupation of Nicholas Williams and mess. abutting to kilns on the west thereof for benefit of Nicholas then James, then Mary Valentine. (Part of the top edge of the document has been cut away). 12 Sep 1769 

 D591/32A/128 Counterpart Lease (1) Henry Wilmot of Farnborough Place, Hants. (2) Thomas Powell of Brynlus, Brecon, farmer. Penyclawth Farm with outhouses pars. Lanvihangel Crucorney and Lantilio Pertholey. 21 years. £90 p.a. rent. 8 Sep 1772 

 D591/32A/153 Agreement (1) Valentine Henry Wilmot of Farnborough, Hants, esq. (2) Moses Hoper of Boyle Street, Savile Row, Middlesex on behalf of Hugh Powell, Aldersgate Street, London. £10 (from Hoper) £3990 (from Powell) to release manor of Penyclawdd etc. with a detailed particular of Estate. (Remarks show how vastly in need of improvement the Estate is). 12 Jul 1779 

 D591/32A/4 Probate of will of 1782 Jan. 11 of Hugh Powell par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, gent. All real Estate and messes co. Mon. to son Hugh Powell subject to annuity of £20 to wife Ann. Likewise to son all his goods, chattels and personal estate but subject to payments of £150 to daughters Ann and Mary and to payment of £100 to son William, abroad in the East Indies, provided he come and collect it. Wife to have free use of such of his stuff as she require for rest of natural life. His wearing apparel to be sold and monies from such a sale to be distributed amongst the poor of the parish. Son, Hugh Powell, sole executor. 23 Apr 1782 

 D591/32A/124 Will of Henry Wilmot of Farnborough Place, Hants, esq. That 4 mourning rings valued 5 guineas apiece be made and that Earl Bathurst, Lord Adam Gordon, Doctor Cadogan and Mr John Wilmot accept them. Desires to be buried in his vault at Farnborough, wife and sister not to be there, but son may be if he so wish. To be lowered into the vault by his servants and such labourers as his son think fit, to receive a guinea apiece; and Richards ten guineas for reading the service. All his lands tenements etc. in Hants, Surrey and Monmouth and leases held of the Dean and Chapter of Winchester to wife for life and after her decease to be charged with £150 annuity to sister Caroline Morris, and to devolve on his son. Likewise his household stuff to wife and then son but subject on the legator's own death to payment of £100 to his wife's daughter for mourning apparel for her and her children. Residue of personal estate may be as she desire it sold by her the proceeds to be invested to provide income first for her then for his daughter, the personal estate itself to their son. To clerks Thomas Dunn and John Lancaster £250 apiece. Directs that wife pay "our son and his wife" £100 apiece for mourning apparel. Wife sole executrix, and, on her death, his son 1793 Sep 9th Codicil. To sister Valentine Morris as a token of her care for him £500. 14 Feb 1792 

 D591/32A/10-11 Lease for a year/Release (1) James Gabb and William Powell of Abergavenny devisees in trust to Thomas Gabb, dec'd (2) Theophilus Gilbert of Abergavenny. £124. Premises par. Llanvihangel Crucorney as in Bond (D591/32A/12) of even date. 8 May 1792-9 May 1792 

 D591/32A/12 Bond (1) James Gabb and William Powell. (2) Theophilus Gilbert. £248. Confirming title of premises in Llanvihangel Crucorney, late in occupation of Walter Lloyd and then of his son Thomas Lloyd as tenants to late Thomas Gabb and purchased by Gilbert for £124 by indenture of even date. 9 May 1792 

 D591/32A/13-14 Lease/Release (1) Theophilus Gilbert. (2) Hugh Powell of Aldergate Street, St. Botolph, city of London. £134.14/8d. Mess. with 12a. in occupation of Walter and Thomas Lloyd as above. 23 Jun 1792-24 Jun 1792 

 D591/32A/112 Mortgage (1) Thomas David par. Lantillio pertholey, yeoman. (2) Thomas Williams of Lower Stanton par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, yeoman. £12. Brynarow with barn etc. and 5 closes (6a) par. Lantillio pertholey for many years occupied by Thomas David abutting Brynarow Hill to lands late in tenure of John Thomas now in possession of Thomas Price to lands of Thomas Powell as tenant of Penyclawth Farm and a lane from dwelling late of John Thomas towards Abergavenny. Endorsed 1797 March 28th Further Charge £8 on premises above 1799 Sept. 3rd Receipt £22.8s.6d. principal and interest due received of Hugh Powell. 15 Jul 1796 

 D591/32A/109 Bond (1) Thomas David. (2) Thomas Williams. £24 to repay £12 upon July 15 next. 15 Jul 1796 

 D591/32A/132 Bargain and Sale (1) Valentine Henry Wilmot. (2) Hugh Powell. £4,000. Manor of Penyclawth with capital messuage formerly in occupation of James Prosser at yearly rent of £60 under lease thereof originally for 21 years and now in tenure of Thomas Powell, tenant at will at £21 p.a. i.e. site of principal mess. called Penyclawth with appurts. 3a. 21p. i.e. The Pighte, The Orchard or piece of pasture behind the said mess. 2a. 2r. 27p.; Upper Field, 18a.; the field above the wood 7a. 1r. 13p; - wood in possession V.H. Wilmot, 16a. 2r. 28p; Cae dan y wern 12a. 1p; Cae hire 10a. 1r. 37p; Cae Gwyn, 6a. 3r. 36p; Cefyn Coch 21a. 2r. 8p; Croft Jack 12a. 32p; Field under the House 9a. 3r. 30p; Cae Pentwyn 9a. 9p; the Brake in the same field 6a. 27p; Cae Llidiat 16a. 3r. 37p; (the last three almost having been thrown together into one field) Cae Bryn 11a. 3r. 3p; Cae Grose 10a. 2r. 19p; Cae Gwillim 7a. 3r. 36p; pasture called Wain Ishaff 10a. 2r. 8p; Cae Ewen 5a. 2r. p; Little Mead, 2a. 17p; Boyn Hirt, 3a. 2r; The Brake 2a. 10p; Cae Derwan 9a. 1r. 24p; Mawer Moore 6a. 3r. 26p; Mawer Moor Uchaff, 8a. 2r. 12p; Cae Vallan, 14a. 2r. 30p; Cae Uchin 10a. 3r. 15p; the Brake in the same field 2a. 6p; Wain Ishaff 4a. 1r. 13p; The Upper Wood now in the possession of Valentine Henry Wilmot, 11a. 1r. 5p; Cae funnon Sound 15a. 2r. 36p; the Lower Wood in possession of Wilmot 11a. 2r. 8p. 16 Aug 1799 

 D591/32A/131 Covenant (1) Valentine Henry Wilmot. (2) Hugh Powell. For the production of deeds concerning the manor of Pennyclawth conveyed to Powell by Release of even date. 16 Aug 1799 

 D591/32A/120 Supplemental Abstract of Title Hugh Powell, esq., to Peny claugh etc. Deeds abstracted 1799 Aug. 15 and 16. 1799 

 D591/32A/106-107 Lease for a Year/Release (1) Thomas Williams. (2) Thomas David. (3) Hugh Powell. (4) William Powell of Abergavenny gent. his trustee. £100. viz. £22. 8s. mortgage to Thomas Williams £77.12s. to Thomas David. Brynarow with outbuildings orchard and 5 parcels. 1 Jan 1880-2 Jan 1880 

 D591/32A/102-103 (40 G III) Final Concord. Hilary (1) Hugh Powell querent. (2) Thomas David and Mary his wife, deforciants. 2 messes, 2 cottages, 1 barn, 1 stable, 1 beasthouse, 2 curtilages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 15a. land, 5a. meadow, 10a. pasture, 5a. wood, 10a. furse and heath and common pasture for all cattle par. Lantillio Pertholey. 1800 

 D591/32A/98-99 Lease/Mortgage (1) Hugh Powell of Charterhouse Square par. St. Botolph, Aldersgate of Middlesex. (2) Martha Harley and Frances Harley of Harley Street, par. St. Mary le Bone. £9691.12s.7d. 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities. All his properties (specified) pars. Llanvihangel Crucorney, Cwmyoy, Llantillio Pertholey, Llanvetherine and Llanthewy Skirrid. Endorsed. 1802 April 27th Reconveyance of premises back to Powell on return of annuities. 9 Oct 1801 

 D591/32A/136 Mortgage (1) Hugh Powell of Llanvihangel Court co. Mon., esq. (2) Elizabeth Knight of Cheriton, Hants, widow. £3,000 Manor of Penyclaugh alias Penyclawth etc. 14 Oct 1802 

 D591/32A/104 Mortgage (1) John Prosser of Llangynider, blacksmith. (2) John Jones of Landilo Pertholey, Mon., basket maker. £20 Indemnifying Jones and wife for a sum of £3.15s. due by promissory note from Jones and wife and paid by them. 14 Oct 1802 

 D591/32A/125 Schedule Of deeds etc. re: Pennyclawth mortgaged to Mrs. Elizabeth Knight to secure £5,000 and interest. Deeds listed 1667 to 1799. 1802 

 D591/32A/126 Undertaking as to Terms Moses Hoper solicitor on behalf of Leigh Powell of Llanvihangel Court that 1000 year term in Penyclawth will within six months be vested in the trustee of Elizabeth Knight for repayment of £3,000 mortgage of even date. 1802 

 D591/32A/122 Assignment (1) Philip Augustus Hanrott of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. (2) Valentine Henry Wilmot. (3) Hugh Powell. (4) Moses Hoper of Great Marlborough Street his trustee. £4,000 to Wilmot, 10s. to Hanrott. Manor of Penyclawth etc. in cancellation of term of 1,000 years for £4,000 of 1799. 7 Aug 1807 

 D591/32A/135 1807 Abstract of Assignment of Aug. 7 (above). 1807 

 D591/32A/219 Schedule Deeds and papers relating to estates devised to Mr Edward Lloyd by the Will of Hugh Powell, esq., dec'd. and delivered to him by the Trustees viz. Deeds and Papers relating to Pen y bont (deeds from 1677 October 4 to 1804 December 24). Deeds re: Llanvihangel Mill and other Leasehold property 1771 July 4 to 1811 Jan. 10. Deeds re: farm and lands called Gwern Roland and Pen Rose 1709 April 27 to 1765 April 23/24. Old Papers and Deeds relating to Gwern Rowland and White House Farms, 1732 May 10 to 1762 Dec. 9, also 1772 to 1808 May 2. Deeds relating to Berry Bach 1599 to 1798, 1724 to 1790. "Deeds relating to the above Farms and also to New Inn devised to Mr Rodney and covenanted to be produced by Mrs Lloyd." "Deeds relating to Llwygy Farm and Bridge Farm belonging to Mr Rodney and covenanted by Mr Lloyd to be produced." Undated 

 D591/32A/108 Bargain and Sale (1) David Jones of Llantillio pertholey sieve maker. (2) Thomas Davis of Abergavenny, gent. 5s. Mess. par. Llantillio pertholey where John Jones the father of David Jones formerly lived with beasthouse, fold and 4 parcels made subject to mortgage to Davis for £30 (principal and interest now due). 5 Apr 1817 

 D591/32A/110-111 Lease for a year/Release (1) David Jones of par. Llantillio Pertholey and John Jones late of Wells, co. Somerset but now living with David Jones, his father, labourer. (2) Thomas Davis of Abergavenny attorney at law. (3) Hugh Powell. £105. viz. £33 to Davis (in payment of mortgage and interest) £72 to Jones. Premises above. 24 Jan 1820 

 D591/32A/17 Trust Deed (1) Hugh Powell. (2) Hon. Thomas James Harley Rodney of Berrington co. Hereford, esq. Hon. and The Rev. Henry Rodney of Berrington, clerk, The Rev. William Morgan vicar of Llanvihangel Crucorney and Lesley Morgan of Llanvihangel Crucorney, farmer. Llanvihangel Court and 20a. to be subject to annuities as follows £5 to be divided amongst the poor of Llanvihangel Crucorney on Jan 1 each year, (the poor being those without living spouse or issue and having an income of £10 p.a. or less who are over 60 and yet not an incumbrence on the parish). £5 to be used to bind a poor boy between 13 and 15 as apprentice for between 5 and 7 years (provided it not be with his parents or any non-residents of the parish), the beneficiary to be decided by a parish meeting on August 14. £3 is to be used to bind a poor girl for between 3 and 5 years. £10 to be used to teach children of parishioners to the ages of 14 or 15, reading, writing and Arithmetic, gratis. The boy and the girl are to be given Bible, New Testament Psalter and Catechism inscribed "the gift of Hugh Powell". 19 Mar 1821 

 D591/32A/215 Probate of Will of 1821 April 25 of Hugh Powell esq. of Llanvihangel Court, co. Mon., Treasurer of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, desires that his account with the hospital be settled out of such public funds as he possesses at his death. To Thomas Morgan of Hill House near Abergavenny, esq., Philip Hardwick of Great Marlborough Street, Middlesex, esq. and Mr Matthew Cotton, renter of Christ's Hospital in the City of London, gent, £200 cash each. To Philip Hardwick one of his present shares in the Llanvihangel Railway Co. To Matthew Cotton one of his shares about to be purchased in the Llanvihangel Railway Co. He requests the Rt. Hon. Ann Dowager Lady Rodney, Sarah Countess Kinnoull, Mrs Elizabeth Murray, and Dame Margaret Lady Boyd, daughters of "my late good and valued friend" Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley, dec'd, accept £200, and that Martha wife of ? Bagot, esq., Miss Mary Honnerton and Elizabeth the wife of Kemeys Tynte, esq., Grand daughters of the late Rt. Hon. Lady Martha Milbourne dec'd., sister of the Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley, to accept £100 each. To Edward Harries, Mary Edwards, Ann Davies and Margaret Lloyd, son and daughters of Coedkennol par. Llantillio Crossenny £100. To John Prosser, William Prosser, Mary Turner, Elizabeth Williams and Catherine Prosser, the sons and daughters of John Prosser late of Llangattock Lingoed co. Mon. £100. To Christina Deschlin, daughter of Margaret Deschlin, late of the Kings Road, Chelsea, £100. £50 each to the daughters of his kinsman, Hugh Powell, of Llantillio Pertholey, deceased. £50 to Matthew Morgan son of Matthew Morgan of Whitecastle. To William Cam of Hereford £20 and a ring. To the Treasurer of St. Batholomew's Hospital for the time being £500 stock in the 3% reduced bank annuities for the hospital. Likewise £100 towards the hospital building fund. To his servants in London £10 above their wages. To Elizabeth Moses if she be in service at the time of death £15. To 2 maid-servants at Llanvihangel £10 above their wages to enable servants to provide themselves with. To Bailiff James Price, if in service at time £10 above his wages. Desires to be buried in the Chancel of Llanvihangel Crucorney parish Church as near as possible to remains of late father. That he be carried by 6 or more of his poor tenants from Llanvihangel Court and for this they shall have a hat band and a sovereign and a pair of gloves apiece. Rings for the officers of St. Bartholomew's hospital together with such gifts as were given on the decease of his predecessor. That ring be given to John Wilson, esq. of London. Bread to value of £5 to be distributed by the Overseers of the Poor, par. Llanvilhangel (sic) Crucorney in the Church Yard after Divine Service on the Sunday after his funeral. Such of his tenants who attend the funeral to have a hat band and a pair of gloves each. The prints and pictures bequeathed him by the late Richard Baldwyn esq. together with such of the plate engraven with his arms or crest shall be applied firstly to reimburse estate for all loss accruing to it by Powell's executorship of his will. Desires Hon. James Harley Rodney accept portrait of his grandfather Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley which Thomas Harley himself gave him. To Mrs Hannah Davies, the elder, of Usk, spinster a ring and annuity of £20. To James Prosser than residing with him annuity of £70, To Elizabeth, mother of James, annuity of £10 p.a. Thomas Morgan, Philip Hardwick and Matthew Cotton to stand seized of mess. called Tuy penbont now occupied by Sarah Wooley and cottage belonging thereto which together make up estate called penybont in occupation of John Price and 2 acres the residue of Penybont estate in occupation of Mary Harris par. Llanvihangel Crucorney and mess. occupied by Matthew Gwatkin the younger and situate par. Llangattock Lingoed and all that cottage and garden in the occupation of John Powell and called late Gundys adjoining aforesaid hereditaments in occupation of Matthew Gwatkin the younger and laying par. Llanvihangel Crucorney. Also mess. called Llwygy, 117a. 3r. 11p. par. Cwymoy (sic) in occupation James Davies and cottage site, Penllwygy 14a. 1r. 19p. par. Cwmyoy in occupation, James Davies. Also Mess. consisting of 2 tenements with garden, croft and outbuildings in said parish in occupation of John Phillips and Ann George, and barn called the Bridge Farm 62a. 3r. 15p. par. Cwmyoy, occupied by Sarah Wooley - all lands in Cwmyoy being tithe free. Also all that barn situate at bottom of field called the Mardir near Llanvihangel Bridge and 3 pieces of meadow and arable adjoining viz. - 1 piece of land called the Mardir, 10a. 1r. 38p; 1 piece of arable adjoining being 5a. 2r. 12p. called Upper Seges both bounded on the east by the Llanvihangel Railway; and another piece of arable 14a. 2r. 10p. called the Lower Seges; all in par. Llanvihangel Crucorney and in the occupation of Sarah Wooley. Also mess. par. Llanvihangel Crucorney called the Mardir in occupation of Winifrid Jones, widow. Also shed with garden par. Llanvihangel Crucorney by Llanvihangel mill and in occupation of Mary Harris. Also mess. called the whitehouse and cottage called Gwern Rowland in occupation of Richard Lewis, esq., pars. Llantillio Crosseny and penrose co. Mon. To be held for his friends and their sons in order as follows:- Edward Harries son of Edward Harries of Coedkennol par. Llantillio Crosseny co. Mon. dec'd. and sons in tail male, then to Lloyd second son of John Lloyd par. Llantillio Crossenny, then in trust for Hon. William Rodney 2nd son of Ann Dowager Baroness Rodney and his sons in tail male, then for her lifetime Rt. Hon. Sarah Countess Kinnoyll and then for ( ) Murray eldest son of Doctor George Murray, Bishop of Sodor and Man and heirs and in default of such for The Rev. David Murray, son of Mrs Elizabeth Murray daughter of Rt. Hon. Thomas Harley; then for Sir John Boyd, bart, son of Dame Margaret Boyd another of daughters of the Hon. Thomas Harley and default of heirs for William Rodney and his assigns. Bequests conditional residence at Llanvihangel Court and taking the surname Powell. Gives all his leasehold estate or shares or right of any issue afterwards coming into existence in Llanvihangel Railway, Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal and the Leominster Canal, 2 debentures for £50 on Abergavenny Town Improvements and all his household furniture to his trustees for disposal as his freehold estate. Executors Hardwick Morgan and Cotton it is directed that the trustees remain at three. with 1821 June 19 Codicil Mess. formerly used as two cottages with grounds of one (acre?) par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, adjacent to lands of Hugh Powell and bought of John Price of Llanfoist (who had previously bought them of James George of Bristol, clerk to Mr Burgess, attorney at law) to be considered as part of Llanvihangel (sic) Court Estate and as such dealt with in the above will. 14 Sep 1821 

 D591/32A/129 Extract of Will of Hugh Powell Esq. and concerning £3,000 secured to him by way of mortgage of Bonington Estate co. Hereford. Desires this be used on repayment in the first instance to pay mortgage on his own estates. 1821 

 D591/32A/213-214 Settlement/and Counterpart (1) Rhoda Brown of Upper Grovernor Street, widow of Thomas Brown of Calcutta, late senior merchant in E.I. Co. Civil Service and Eliza Anne their younger daughter aged 20 years 8 months. (2) Hon. William Powell Rodney 9th son of the late George Lord Rodney. (3) William Brown of Kingston co. Oxon. Hon. Thomas James Harley Rodney of Berrington co. Hereford and the Hon. and The Rev. Spencer Rodney of All Souls Oxford, brother of William Rodney. Dependent on marriage Eliza Anne and William Powell Rodney jointure in various of Eliza Anne's monies and including ¼ share expectant on her mother's death of £6,666.13s.4d. to be divided amongst the mother's sons - John, Thomas and Henry Alexander and daughters Maria and Eliza Anne. 1 Oct 1824 

 D591/32A/223-224 Lease for a year/Appointment and Conveyance (1) Philip Hardwick of Great Marlborough Street, esq., Matthew Cotton. (2) Thomas Shelton of the Sessions House, trustee as to the Conveyance. Shelton to be Trustee of Hugh Powell's will in place of Thomas Morgan deceased. 18 Mar 1825 

 D591/32A/130 Will Elizabeth Godrich of Cheriton, Hants. Various monetary bequests to be administered by John Dunne of New Alresford Hants. gent. and her relations, John Warwick of Kilmiston, blacksmith. All her real and personal estate to be converted into monies by them. 7 Dec 1827 

 D591/32A/1 Abstract of Title George Thomas Nicholson as mortgages to Manor of Penyclaugh alias Penyclawth in the county of Monmouth. Deeds extracted 1802 to 1828. c.1828 

 D591/32A/123 Assignment (1) Moses Hoper of Old Burlington Street, Middlesex. (2) Philip Hardwick of Great Marlborough Street but now Russell Square, Middlesex, Esq. (3) Hon. Thomas James Harley Rodney of Llanvihangel Court. (4) John Dunn of New Alresford Hants. gent. and John Warwick of Kilmiston, Hants., blacksmith. (5) Edward Hopkins of New Alresford, gent. 10s. assignment to new trustee of 1,000 year mortgage for £3,000. 30 Mar 1828 

 D591/32A/114 Assignment (1) John Dunn and John Warwick. (2) George Thomas Nicholson of Ham Common, Surry, esq. £3,000 secured by Lease of 1802 and interest thereon on Pennyclawth Farm etc. 1 May 1828 

 D591/32A/211-212 Lease for a year/Appointment and conveyance (1) Philip Hardwick and Matthew Cotton. (2) John Clark. (3) Samuel Straight, Session House, London, gent., trustee of conveyance. John Clark appointed trustee instead of the late Thomas Shelton to the estate of the late Hugh Powell, Esq. 29 Jun 1830-30 Jun 1830 

 D591/32A/207 Declaration of Trust William Rodney and Eliza Anne his wife, late Eliza Anne Brown, spinster, John Brown, Henry Alexander Brown, Thomas James Harley Rodney and Spencer Rodney. re: £2,772.11s.11d. reduced 3½% Bank Annuities. £2025.12.11d. reduced 3% annuities and £1049.2.2 3% consolidated annuities being Trust Funds settled by the within-indenture and the advancement i.e. £5,500 mortgage upon Llanvihangel Court and mess. par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llantilio Pertholey, Llanvetherine, Llanthewy Skirrit and Cwmyoy. 27 Jan 1831 

 D591/32A/210 Declaration of Trust of William Rodney and Eliza Anne his wife (late Eliza Anne Brown spinster) John Brown, Henry Alexander Brown, Thomas James Harley Rodney and Spencer Rodney. As to £5506.15s.4d. 10 Oct 1832 

 D591/32A/206 Declaration of Trust (copy) William Rodney and Eliza Anne his wife, John Brown Henry Alexander Brown, Thomas James Harley Rodney and Spencer Rodney. As to the sum of £10,000. 12 Sep 1833 

 D591/32A/228 Declaration of Trust of William Rodney and Eliza Anne his wife, John Brown, Henry Alexander Brown, Thomas James Harley Rodney and Spencer Rodney. As to £10,000 sterling. 3 Jul 1834 

 D591/32A/127 Surrender (1) George Thomas Nicholson Ham Common, Surrey, now of Waverley Abbey in same county, esq. (2) Philip Hardwick of Russell Square, Middlesex, Esq., Matthew Cotton, Renter or Receiver of Christ's Hospital gent., and John Clark of the Sessions House, London. £3,000. 1,000 year term of 1802 October 14 in Manor of Pennyclawth. 26 Jul 1837 

 D591/32A/121 Assignment (1) Edward Hopkins of New Alresford, Hants. (2) George Thomas Nicholson. (3) Philip Hardwick, Matthew Cotton, John Clark. (4) Samuel Speight of the Sessions House, London. 10s. term of 1820 June 16 in the manor of Pennyclaugh alias Pennyclawth to be assigned by Hopkins with the consent of Speight to Hardwick and others, new trustees. 27 Jul 1837 

 D591/32A/226 Covenant (1) Edward Lloyd of 10, Great Coram Street, Middlesex, esq. (2) Philip Hardwick, Matthew Cotton of Chelsea late Renter of Christ's Hospital and John Clark. To produce deeds to Whitehouse Farm and Gwern Rowland devised to Mr Lloyd and the Queens Head Inn or New Inn devised to Mr Rodney. Also deeds to Llwygy Farm and Bridge Farm devised to Mr Lloyd and New House Farm devised to Mr Rodney. 21 Dec 1837 

 D591/32A/218 Release (1) Edward Lloyd. (2) Hon. Thomas James Harley Rodney of Berrington co. Hereford, and the Hon. William Rodney of Llanvihangel Court. (3) Philip Hardwick, Matthew Cotton and John Clark. Idemnifying their estates against accountability in the executorship of the will of the late Hugh Powell. 21 Dec 1837 

 D591/32A/221-222 Lease for a year/Appointment and Conveyance (1) Philip Hardwick, Matthew Cotton and John Clark. (2) John Brown of Kingston, Oxford, esq. (3) John Eggar Cooper of Sessions House, Old Bailey, gent., trustee to the conveyance. Brown to replace Cotton, now retiring as trustee of Hugh Powell. 30 Mar 1840-31 Mar 1840 

 D591/32A/217 Deed of Grant (1) Hon. William Powell Rodney of Llanvihangel Court. (2) William Powell Rodney of same, his only son. (3) Edward Partington of Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London, gent. To meet desire of William Powell Rodney the younger to bar entail on estate bequeathed by Hugh Powell endorsed 1851 May 21 Deed of Grant Parties as above. Concerns more specifically Llanvihangel Court. with 1850 Oct. 11 Notice of enrolment in Chancery of Grant of previous September. 21 Sep 1850 

 D591/32A/220 Settlement (1) Philip Hardwick, John Clark and John Brown, trustees under will of Hugh Powell. (2) Hon. William Powel Rodney the elder of Llanvihangel Court. (3) William Powell Rodney of same place esq. his only s. and h. (4) Edward Partington. Settlement of estates on new trustee to break entail with the consent of the former trustees. New trustee to carry out wishes of Rodney, father and son. 26 Apr 1851 

 D591/32A/225 Release (1) Hon. William Powell Rodney the elder of Llanvihangel Court. (2) William Powell Rodney the younger of same place, esq. (3) John Clark and John Brown. Freeing estates of parties of 3rd part from debts they may have incurred as trustees of the Estates of the late Hugh Powell, esq. 28 Apr 1851 

 D591/32A/227 Appointment of Hon. William Powell Rodney of Llanvihangel Court and the Hon. Eliza Anne Rodney and William Powell Rodney the younger concerning the full portion of William Powell the younger and appointment to him, subject to life interest of his parents, of £1,651.8s.6d. 3% Consolidated Bank annuities of £5,500 secured by mortgage on the Llanvihangel Estate, £3,300 secured by mortgage on premises in Long Sutton co. Hants. and all the portion of Trust funds represented by 2/3 share conveyed to John Brown, Henry Alexander Brown, Thomas James Harley Rodney and Spencer Rodney in Llyn Gwin Vach alias Llwyn Gwynne vach par. Llantillio Pertholey. 1 Sep 1856 

 D591/32A/208 Duplicate Notice (1) Oliverson, Lavie and Peaches, Fredericks Place. (2) John Brown and Henry Alexander Brown, esqs. Of Hon. W.P. Rodney's Settlement of monies bequeathed him to the Trustees of Mr W.P. Rodney's Settlement, previous to his marriage to Miss Diana Hotham Dubbock with attached 1856 November 7 Letter Edward Partington, Davies Street to Messrs Oliverson, Lavie and Peaches, acknowledging receipt of Notice. 6 Nov 1856 

 D591/32A/167 Schedule of deeds and documents relating to part of the Llanvihangel Estate purchased from the Representatives of B. St. John Attwood Mathews dec'd. Deeds listed 1763-1865 and concern cottage at Llanteems, part Cefn Farm, cottages opposite vicarage, old cottage at Lanteems Pen Park Farm and cottages, land near Pothouse. Undated 

 D591/32A/151 Assignment (1) Harley Rodney of 60, Chancery Lane, London, esq. (2) Richard Baker Gabb of Abergavenny. £250. Rent due from James Bowley in respect of land sold to representatives of late Mrs Attwood Matthews. Also profits due in respect of a Conveyance of even date. 13 Dec 1894 

 D591/32A/189 Schedule of deeds belonging to the Hon. William Powell Rodney and to William Powell Rodney, esq., his son. Deeds scheduled for separate lots in Rodney lands. Begins 1648 July 20 and ends 1851 April 26th Late 19th century 

 D591/32A/203 Conveyance (copy) (1) John Edmund Philip Spicer of Spye Park, Chippenham, captain in H.M. Guards and Charles Spicer of Woodhay, Surbiton, Surrey, esq., mortgagees. (2) Diana Hotham Rodney of West Bournemouth, Hants, widow. (3) Rt. Hon. John Baron Avebury and Henry James Lubbock of 15 Lambard Street, banker. (4) John Baron Avebury and Henry James Lubbock. (5) Harley Rodney of Chancery Lane, vendor. (6) Florence Blakiston Attwood Mathews of Pontrilas Court co. Hereford, solicitor, purchaser. £16,000 viz. £5,000 to John Edmund Spicer and Charles Spicer, £11,000 to the vendor. Llanvihangel Court and estate (listed in schedule). Conveyance by trustees of mortgage on property and by the vendor, specifically includes water rights pipes and tanks. 30 Dec 1903 

 D591/32A/205 Agreement In the sale of Llanvihangel Court Estate by Mr Harley Rodney to personal representative of B. St. John Attwood dec'd. mutually agreed by vendors and purchasers solicitors that all rents and outgoings on the estate be adjusted to the date above, the balance of purchase money £14,506.18.0d. and interest thereon having been paid. 30 Dec 1903 

 D591/32A/202 Abstract of Title Harley Rodney esq. to his hereditaments c. Mon. Documents abstracted 1856 September 9 to 1904 April 23. [Mid 19th century-Early 20th century] 

 D591/32A/100 Requisitions on Title Harley Rodney, esq. 1904 

 D591/32A/173 Acknowledgment (draft) (1) Harley Rodney. (2) Richard Baker Gabb. Re: Llanvihangel Court Estate. Gabb's right to the production of William Powell Rodney's Settlement of 1856 Sept. 9 and of deed poll of April 7 1903, by Diana Hotham Rodney one of the parties thereto. 1904 

 D591/32A/165 Contract (1) Harley Rodney of 60 Chancery Lane, vendor. (2) Richard Baker Gabb and John Berry Walford. £15,000 Contract to sell properties listed in schedule - viz 1. Chase Farm (with steps, cottage and outbuildings) the Potters or Pothouse (with barn, fold and house in ruins) the Arwallt and the Holy Mountain pars. Llantilio Pertholey, Llanthewy Skirrid, Llanvetherine and Llanvihangel Crucorney (434a. 1r. 18p.) now let to the Trustees of the late Crawshaw Bailey. 2. Penydre Farm (99a. 0r. 22p.) par. Llanvihangel Crucorney now let to Mr. R.T. Brown. 2a. 25a. 8p. land let therewith. 3. Blaengavenny Farm pars. Llanvihangel Crucorney and Llantilio Pertholey now in the occupation of the late Edward Richards together with rights of sheep grazing and any other commonable rights on Bryn Arw Mountain, manor of Penyclawydd. 3a. Blaengavenny Wood (24a. 2r. 20p.) let with above. 3b. Cottage formerly called little Blaengavenny Farm, now Keeper's House. 4. Farmhouse with farm buildings and 166a. 3r. 27p. called Llwyn Gwyn and Pentwyn Farms now merged into one (the farmhouse at Pentwyn having ceased to exist). 5. Little Llwyn Gwyn Farm par. Llantillio Pertholey and now occupied by Mr. S.J. Merrick. 6. Farm and buildings called Penyclawydd Court 149a. 2r. 18p. par. Llanvihangel Crucorney and Llantilio Pertholey now occupied by Mr W. Mainwaring, together with right of sheep grazing. 6a. Wood (17a. 2r. 26p.) par. Llantilio Pertholey and Llanvihangel Crucorney valled Coed Peny Clawydd. 7. Farm with farm house and farm buildings called Little Penyclawydd, formerly part of Penyclawydd Court. 8. Public House called Skirrid Mountain Inn, Llanvihangel village with ½a. garden. 8a. Grass fields par. Llanvihangel Crucorney (8a. 0r. 16p.) 9. House partly used as post office with smithy outbuildings and cottage at rear adjoining Skirrid Mountain Inn and ½a. land. 10. Shop in Llanvihangel Village (¼a.) with paddock. 11. Garden and paddock adjoining in Llanvihangel Village (2r. 27p.) and let to Mary Rosser. 12. Bay Tree Cottage, Llanvihangel Village, let to Mr James Price. 13. Cottage adjoining Sun Meadow par. Llanvihangel Crucorney. 14. garden par. Llanvihangel Crucorney (2a. 16p.) 15. 2 Crossway Cottage par. Llanvihangel Crucorney. 16. 3 Crossway Cottage par. Llanvihangel Crucorney. 18. 35p. adjoining Llanvihangel Station. 19. Ruined cottage and smithy (1½r.) at Pontygelli par. Llantillio Pertholey. 20. 82a. 0r. 26p. with farm house etc. called Pont Rhys Powell Farm. 21. Farm with 23a. 2r. 39p. called Coal Pit Farm. 21a. 91a. Or. 30p. open to Bryn Arrw Mountain let with 21 and in the Manor of Stanton. 22. 29a. 1r. 25p., being strip of land adjacent to Brynarrw Mountain. Also All that small plantation adjoining holding 11. All that Manor of Penyclawdd. All that Manor of Stantion. 26 Oct 1906 

 D591/32A/169 Requisitions and Notes on Title (Draft) Rodney estate. 1904 

 D591/32A/161 Observations and Replies to Requisitions Concerns the Harley Rodney Estate. 1904 

 D591/32A/196 Abstract of Title To Brynarw Estate Lot 7 Land on Hereford New Road, formerly part of Blaengavenny Farm. Deeds abstracted 1881 June 22nd to 1906 December 24th. 1909 

 D591/32A/96-97 Surrender and Admittance (1) William de Winton and Henry de Winton by James Sayce of Abergavenny. (2) Mary Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan Jennet Jenkins and Sarah Morgan. £4,500 Upper Stanton £1.4s.4d. customary rent. 16 Apr 1874 

 D591/32A/87 Admittance (copy draft) Manor of Stanton. Of Mary Morgan, Elizabeth Morgan and Sarah Morgan spinsters of Tremain, Bridgend, co. Glam. and Jennet Jenkins of Llanvihangel near Cowbridge par. Llanmihangle (sic.) co. Glam. wife of William Jenkins to Upper Stanton. An endorsement substitutes Lewis Jenkins and The Rev. Edward Jenkins as the names of those to be admitted. 6 Oct 1875 

 D591/32A/86 Correspondence Manor of Stanton on file. Concerns whether or not admission to Upper Stanton of 1874 is affected by death of Mrs Elizabeth Morgan. 1879-1887 

 D591/32A/66 Correspondence powers of attorney etc. Manor of Stanton concerning admittance of Sarah Evans of Eaglesbush House, Neath, wife of Walter Rice Evans, Esq., to Upper Stanton Farm. 1906-1907 

 D591/32A/77 Memoranda Concerning notice of court to be given to all Copyholders in any manor using as an authority Watkins Chapt II. 1907 

 D591/32A/64 Correspondence powers of attorney etc. Manor of Stanton concerning admittance of Sarah Evans of Eaglebush House, Neath, wife of Walter Rice Evans, Esq., to Upper Stanton Farm. 1907 

 D591/32A/76 Copy of Court Roll (copy) Manor of Stanton. Admission to Upper Stanton of Mrs Sarah Evans. 16 Apr 1907 

 D591/32A/78 Copy of Court Roll (draft) Notice of Proclamation at Customary Court Coalpits Farms. Manor of Stanton, Admittance of Sarah Evans as copyholder of Upper Stanton. 1907 

 D591/32A/69 Copy of Admission (uncompleted) Sarah Evans to the Manor of Stanton. 1907 

 D591/32A/70 Copy Admission (draft) Sarah Evans to Upper Stanton. 2 Aug 1907 

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 D591/32A Manorial 

 D591/32A Original Grant of Manor 

 D591/32A/6 Extract from Charter Rolls Charter Rolls of 28 E III (1355) Dec. 11, confirming his father's grant to Llanthony Priory all the vale in which it is situated, quit of service. c.18th century 

 D591/32A/90 Account David Davies with W.W. Secretan for making copies of several courts etc. held for manors of Stanton and Newton. 1830 

 D591/32A/65 Account Fines and fees manor of Stanton. 1906-1907 

 D591/32A/27 Account Chief Rents due Triley and Stanton. MM 1729 

 D591/32A/30 Receipts: F. Roberts and William Jones of William Jones for Chief Rents due to Earl of Oxford, Lord of the Manor of Stanton. 1801 

 D591/32A/31 Receipt By John Shulburn for rent due to Edward Earl of Oxford. 27 Jun 1772 

 D591/32A/33 Lands held of the Earl of Oxford Rents to 1787 Headings are pars. Llanvihangel, Triley, St. Margaret, Cwmyoy. 1781 

 D591/32A/74 Account Manor of Stanton - Fines and fees payable on admission of Mrs Sarah Evans. c.1904 

 D591/32A/63 Notice Draft of Customary Court - Manor of Stanton. 10 May 1907 

 D591/32A/72 Presentment (draft's copy) That Sarah Evans is customary heir of Elizabeth Morgan of Upper Stanton. 6 Jun 1907 

 D591/32A/80 Notice Frederick Baker Gabb as Steward of the Manor of Stanton to Mrs Sarah Evans informing her of means of Enfranchisement open to her. 2 Aug 1907 

 D591/32A Manor of Cwmyoy 

 D591/32A/23 Memorandum Concerning the boundaries of Cwmyoy Manor copied from a pocket book of the late Hugh Powell in 1742. 10 Jan 1800 

 D591/32A Accounts 

 D591/32A/95 Account C. Bailey, Esq. in account with Charles Parkes, steward of the Manor of Wentsland and Bryngwin concerning the admittance of Mrs M.E. Reece and costs arising therefrom. 9 Nov 1864 

 D591/32A/68 Account Messrs Sayce and Baker's (steward's solicitors) costs connected with surrender by Messrs J.C. Howell and R.J.T. Rees and Admittance of Mr William Jenkins thereon. 1865 

 D591/32A Correspondence 

 D591/32A/20 Letter (an illegible monogram) to Mr James Davies at Llanvihangell. An angry letter concerning Mary Window's land and threatening action at law to make her pay profits and costs of the contempts. Also concerns my Lords rights to Chief Rents on the Tinker's House and with privileges and waste in the manor of Stanton. Also has statement of boundaries of Stanton. Endorsement concerns Lord's weir, built 1711. [18th century] 

 D591/32A/25 Letter (copy) Copy by Mr Harley of letter from J. Arnold brought to James Davies at Llanvihangel by James Saunders concerning Stanton "a mean Mannor under Lantony and its mill" with an account of the bounds of the manor. 1 Jul 1728 

 D591/32A/21 Letter J.A. Woodhouse, Hereford to Hugh Powell, Esq. Disclaims possession of records of Triley, Cwmyoy and Stanton. "I have only a Court Book for the Manor of Triley in which are some minutes of Courts for Stanton". 9 Jan 1801 

 D591/32A/22 Letter Case and Opinion John Morgan, Castle Street, Holborn to William Powell, Esq. Abergavenny. Concerns 3 cottages which Mr Powell had purchased from the Earl of Oxford in 1801. The tenants of these had paid no rent and Mr Powell desires to know if he may evict them and by what right they hold their tenancies. Morgan's reply like the question is "attended with a considerable degree of nicety" and at great length defines freeholders of the Lord in the Manor of Stanton. 1805 

 D591/32A/24 Letter John Powell to Hugh Powell. Pitt at Hunt House had promised to pay his rent on Tuesday but is untrustworthy. Desires sufficient instructions for preparing conveyance from Mr Swinnerton of land taken for the Canal. Mr Price will write to him for instructions. Encloses copy Terrier of Llantillio. 20 Jan 1810 

 D591/32A/28 Letter Powell and Gabell, Abergavenny to Hugh Powle, Esq. Llanvihanagel Court, regarding the regranting of copyholds derived before or after he became Lord of the Manor. 23 Oct 1816 

 D591/32A/84 Letter W.W. Secretan, Usk to David Davies Esq. Enclosing and explaining charges he had made for copies of entries in the Triley Manor Book. 26 Jun 1830 

 D591/32A/82 Notice Manor of Stanton. David Davies, steward, to the Bailiffs of the said manor, requiring them on receipt thereof to summon homagers to attend a Court Baron on 1830 Sept 3rd. Aug 1830 

 D591/32A/216 Letter Edward Partington, Davies Street, London to W.P. Rodney, Llanvihangel Court enclosing his settlement and (the attached) bill in account with Boodle and Partington. Also attached is their receipt for this account amounting to £8.15s.4d. and dated April 4th. 29 Mar 1862 

 D591/32A/81 Letter Lloyd and Suger, Abergavenny to Thomas Davies, Esq., The Duffryn, Grosmont, near Kentchurch, Herefordshire concerning actual status, whether freehold, copyhold etc. of Bettws farm par. Llantillio Pertholey 89 acres. 25 Jan 1864 

 D591/32A/204 Correspondence concerning lack of rule of descent in Manor of Stanton. 1913 

 D591/32A/94 Enfranchisement Circulars Enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act of 1894. c.1905 

 D591/32A Manor of Penyclawdd 

 D591/32A/92 Formulary Penyclawdd Manor. Bailiff and Steward opening and closing court together with the oath of jury and foreman. c1800 

 D591/32A/47-51,53 Precepts to bailif to summon Court Baron. Manor of Penyclawth. (6 items). 1787-1820 

 D591/32A/43 Survey Manor of Penyclawth. 1778 August 13 

 D591/32A/39 Survey Manor of Penyclawdd. 1800 May 25 

 D591/32A/88 Statement of Boundaries Manor of Penyclawdd. N.D. (C18) 

 D591/32A/40-42, 44-46, 54, 56, 57, 62 Proceeding and Presentment Court Baron. Manor of Penyclawdd. (incomplete. 9 items). 1774-1820 

 D591/32A/91 Presentment Manor of Penyclawdd. That Enoch Price freeholder of the manor held lands called Ty Pwll (c1865) and declaring their history until trusts vesting them in Sarah Protheroe, the younger. N.D. (lateC19) 

 D591/32A/55, 58-61 Rentals Manor of Penyclawdd. Chief rents. (5 items). 1800-1820 

 D591/32A Manor of Stanton 

 D591/32A/89 Notice (draft) Manor of Stanton. Philip Hardwick and Matthew Cotton executors of Hugh Powell empowering David Davies of Llangattock Crickhowell (altered to Thomas Davies of Crickhowell) to hold a court for the Manor of Stanton (original signatures). 1830 May 

 D591/32A/83 Statement of Boundaries for the Manor of Stanton. 1707 ? 

 D591/32A/85 Notice (and copy) Of Court Baron at the Upper Stanton Dwelling House, Manor of Stanton on 1830 Friday Sept. 3rd at noon. 1830 August 

 D591/32A/29,32,34,35,52 Proceedings Court Baron, manor of Stanton (including Court Book 1802- 1665-1815 

 D591/32A/33 Rent Roll Lands held of the Earl of Oxford Rents to 1787 Headings are pars. Llanvihangel, Triley, St. Margaret, Comyoy. 1781 

 D591/32A/74 Account Manor of Stanton. Fines and fees payable on admission of Mrs. Sarah Evans. c1904 

 D591/32A/63 Notice Draft of Customary Court - Manor of Stanton. 1907 May 10 

 D591/32A/72 Presentment (draft copy) That Sarah Evans is customary heir of Elizabeth Morgan of Upper Stanton. 1907 June 6 

 D591/32A/80 Nocice Frederick Baker Gabb as Steward of the Manor of Stanton to Mrs. Sarah Evans informing her of means of Enfranchisement open to her. 1907 August 2nd 

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Estate Management 

 D591/32A Tithe 

 D591/32A/18 Survey and valuation of glebe and tithes in pars. Llanvihangel Crucorney and Langattock Lingoed taken for the Hon. and The Rev. H. Rodney by Philip Pymble, Hereford. Oct 1828 

 D591/32A Enclosure 

 D591/32A/26 Minute Meeting of Cwmyoy Enclosure Commissioners responsible for execution of legislation of 53 G III. Recites parochial boundaries as expressed in Act of Parliament. 5 Oct 1814 

 D591/32A Maps and Plans 

 D591/32A/37 Plan Penyclawth Farm pars. Llantillio Bertholey and Llanvihangel Crucorney. Scale 5 "Gunter's" chains to an inch. Pencil marking "sold Hugh Powell, Esq." (Plan marked page 12, Key pages 13 and 14.) 1775 

 D591/32A/146 Plan Large scale of Stanton (Brynarw) Estate. The various fields are numbered (tithe map numbering?) and some of them are marked "sold." Undated 

 D591/32A/166 Plan Described as "Plan referred to." Scale 416.66 feet to an inch, shows Little Peny Park, Skirrid View Cottage, Llanteens, Court Wood, Pen-y-dre Farm. [c.1900] 

 D591/32A/168 Map - Bryn Arrw Estate. [c.1900] 

 D591/32A/163 Plan of Harley Rodney's Monmouthshire Estate. [c.1900] 

 D591/32A/36 Plan land leased by Mr Archibald Eye, Court Farm. The plan showing 346a. 3r. 4p. of property is on a scale 4 chains to an inch and is on paper watermarked 1816. [c.1900] 

 D591/32A/191 Plan Shows farm called Pont Rhys Powell and small area of Llanthony Estate. [c.1900] 

 D591/32A Rentals and Accounts etc. 

 D591/32A/144 Account of Mr Hugh Smith with Lord Oxford for monies received by the sale of his Lordship's Monmouthshire Estates under deed of 1799 May 11. 1801 

 D591/32A/38 Account Book of Receipts and Payments of the executors and Trustees under the will of Hugh Powell, esq., deceased, being account referred to in Release 1837 December 21 between 1. Edward Lloyd, esq. 2. Hon. William Rodney 3. Philip Hardwick, Esq., Matthew Cotton gent. and John Clark gent. Account rents payments of wages, personal, bills, donations etc. 1821-1837. c.1837 

 D591/32A/73 Notes re: mortgage (principal and interest) Mrs Elizabeth Morgan to Mrs Claudia Kirkhouse. 1886 

 D591/32A/187 Bills James Williams dec'd. bills for repair at Tymawr Foothog properties. 1888 

 D591/32A/192 Statement of Account Brynarw Estate for the year ending December 31, 1908 with file of vouchers June to December 1908. 1909 

 D591/32A/193 Account Brynarw Estate for the year ending December 31, 1906. (The connection of the following rentals and accounts with either Penyclawydd, Brynarw or Stanton or with the Rodney family is not readily apparent and may have no relation with them.) 1907 

 D591/32A/147 Accounts Baker Gabb in account with Thomas Sheen for new barn on nyarth fwddog Herefordshire. 6 Jan 1893 

 D591/32A/171 Bundle Vouchers correspondence etc. re: Victoria Terrace, Abergavenny, and repairs there. 1899-1900 

 D591/32A/141 Account Baker Gabb in account with T. Grimmett for work at Merthyr Road, Abergavenny. 1901 

 D591/32A/145 Account Baker Gabb to George Downes, carpenter and joiner. Midsummer 1901 

 D591/32A/140 Account Baker Gabb with T. Grimmett, builder. 27 Sep 1902 

 D591/32A/177 Bills and Correspondence settled by Baker Gabb for work done in various premises in the Abergavenny area. May 1903 

 D591/32A/155 Rent Account H.G. Restall with R. Baker Gabb esq. re: Merthyr Road, Trinity and Victoria Streets, Trinity Villa, Albert Place and Princes Street Penypound and Victoria Terrace, Court A, Cross Street, Trinity Street. 1 Aug 1903 

 D591/32A/138 File of Vouchers For work on property at Abergavenny. 1903 December 

 D591/32A/170 Assignment (draft) (1) Harley Rodney. (2) Richard Baker Gabb. £250 Rents due on various of Rodney's estates. 1904 

 D591/32A/152 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with R. Baker Gabb, Esq. Rents of property in Merthyr Road, etc. Abergavenny as above. 1 Feb 1904 

 D591/32A/185 Rental and Voucher Property in Abergavenny as above. 1 Aug 1904 

 D591/32A/3 Receipt Harley Rodney to Baker Gabb for £250 in full settlement of monies payable in reference to rentals and interest due on Llanvihangel Estate. 13 Dec 1904 

 D591/32A/5 Receipt Harley Rodney of Baker Gabb for £673.14s.1d. as per account delivered 1904 Dec. 2nd, being balance of rents received re: Llanvihangel Estate since 1904, August 30th. 13 Dec 1904 

 D591/32A/139 Account Baker Gabb in account with William Hill for work at 23, Trinity Street. 1904 

 D591/32A/184 Vouchers Rent Account re: property in Merthyr Road, Abergavenny etc. as above. 1 Aug 1905 

 D591/32A/182 Rentals and Vouchers Property in Merthyr road, Albert Place, Princes Street and Trinity Street Pen y pound Court and Cross Street, Abergavenny. 1 Aug 1906 

 D591/32A/148 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Richard Baker Gabb, Esq. premises in Abergavenny above. 1 Aug 1905 

 D591/32A/183 Vouchers For half yearly rent account. Premises in Abergavenny as above. 1 Feb 1906 

 D591/32A/160 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Richard Baker Gabb esq. re: property in Merthyr Road, Trinity Street and Victoria Street, Abergavenny. 1 Jul 1906 

 D591/32A/179 Rentals with Vouchers (property in Abergavenny as above)/ 1 Feb 1907 

 D591/32A/181 Rentals and Vouchers Propery in Abergavenny as above. 1 Aug 1907 

 D591/32A/180 Rentals with Vouchers Property in Abergavenny as above. 1 Feb 1908 

 D591/32A/149 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Richard Baker Gabb. Property in Merthyr Road etc. 1 Aug 1908 

 D591/32A/186 Vouchers Restall's accounts 1909. Premises in Abergavenny as above. Feb 1909 

 D591/32A/137 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Richard Baker Gabb. Premises in Abergavenny as above. 1 Feb 1909 

 D591/32A/138 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Baker Gabb. Premises in Abergavenny as above. 1 Aug 1909 

 D591/32A/159 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Baker Gabb, property in Merthyr Road etc. Abergavenny as above. 1 Feb 1910 

 D591/32A/143 Accounts R.B. Gabb in account with various building contractors. Jun 1910 

 D591/32A/150 Rent Account H.G. Restall in account with Richard Baker Gabb, Esq. 1 Aug 1910 

 D591/32A Bills of Sale 

 D591/32A/67 Particular of Estate in Llanvihangel with the Lordships of Triley and Stanton co. Mon. and of several tythes with the Manor of Newton co. Hereford. Begins with mansion house from Llanvihangel Court (situate within three miles of Abergavenny, "a very good market Town".) Endorsed: "This was left me by Mr Brown of Clements Inn." 1739 

 D591/32A/156 Particular of Estate A particular of Estates in Llanvihangel with the Lordships of Triley and Stanton co. Mon. and with certain Tythes with the Manor of Newton co. Hereford. Has tenants' names and amounts of rents. [c.18th century] 

 D591/32A/176 Particulars of Sale By Messrs Tomkins and Capper, Abergavenny, of 5 freehold farms on Brynarw Estate i.e. Pentre Farm par. Llangattock, par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, Bryn Arrw Farm, pars. Llanvihangel Crucorney and Llantillio Pertholey, Strawbery Bank in Lower Cwmyoy. (155a.) 22 Jul 1922 

 D591/32A/174 Schedule Brynarw Estate - Schedule of lots for purchase lot 5. par. Llantillio Pertholey. 1905 

 D591/32A/178 Bill of Sale By Messrs Straker and Son of 7 lots in par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, 1 in par. of Cwmyoy and 1 in pars. of Llanvihangel Crucorney, Llantillio Pertholey, Llanthewy Skirrid and Llanvetherine. 20 Jun 1905 

 D591/32A/154 Schedule of Lots Constituting Brynarw Estate and for sale. 1909 

 D591/32A/229 Particulars of Sale - Brynarw Estate. With all the unenclosed common called Brynarw Mountain including Llwyngwyn Farm and Pentwyn Land, Little Lwyngwyn Farm, Blaengavenny Farm, Penyclawdd Court Farm, Manors of Penyclawdd and Stanton with Coal pit Farm, Little Penyclawdd or Old Yard Farm; Pont Rhys Powell Farm, etc. 1909 

 D591/32A/200 Bundle Particulars of Sale; drafts thereof Bills of Sale and Advertisements, correspondence on file, all concerning sale by Messrs Straker of Brynarw Estate including manors of Penyclawdd and Stanton etc. and also Pont Rhys Powell Farm par. Cwmyoy. 23 Jul 1909 

 D591/32A/230 Particulars of Sale by Messrs Stephenson and Alexander of sale of Stanton Estate. Including Lower Stanton Farm, Upper Stanton Farm, Coed y Cerrig Farm, Llanerch Farm, Llanteens, Peny-y Parc, Wern-yr-Arian Farm, etc. 8 Jul 1913 

 D591/32A/175 Particulars of Sale and Plan Llwyngwyn Farm and Pentwyn Farm co. Mon. Sale by Mr Montague Harris F.A.I. at the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny. 1916 

 D591/32A/15 Bill and Conditions of Sale Llanvihangel Court Estate. With plan historical notes on Tudor Mansion Llanvihangel Court and 23 photographs of the house and grounds. The lots are described as follows 1. Llanvihangel Court. 2. and 3. (2 fields) sold. 4. Detached Cottage called Gwent Lodge. 5. small residence called Treturret. 7. grassland. 8. descriptions obliterated by blank paper stuck 9. thereon. 10. grassland and woodland. 11. Llanteem Lodge. 12. Small Holding. 14. Accommodation Land. 15. Valuable Stone Quarry. 16. Cefn Farm. 17. Grassland. 18. Little Pen-y Parc with Little Skirrid Cottage, Old Cottage and the Homestead. 19. grassland. 20. in Longtown co. Hereford (sold). Memorandum of acceptance of conditions by Edward Richards and Thomas Richards of Pen-y-dre par. Llanvihangel Crucorney purchasers of lots 9 and 10 for £2,200. 12 Aug 1924 

 D591/32A Correspondence 

 D591/32A/195 Letter re: Rodney, Willis Street Club, Poplar, London to Ashwin. Commiserates on Ashwin's state of health. Has declined Lumley's offer of £30,000, regarding £40,000 as the right price. Rodney's mother only one against sale, but should be reconciled to it. 25 May 1897 

 D591/32A/194 Letter (Draft) From M(anley) A(shwin) to (Rodney at Willis' Club). Advises caution when dealing with estates agents. Lumley one obviously with bone fide buyer behind him. Estate worth £40,000 plus for timber over £8,000. Ashwin coming to London on Thursday will stay at Charing Cross hotel where he will await Rodney's instructions so that a meeting may be arranged. 26 May 1897 

 D591/32A/172 Bundle Contents concern mortgage of Brynarw Estate to Messrs Gabb and Walford and advancement of sums necessary for this by Richard Baker Gabb: also the subsequent purchase and selling of this estate at a profit by the Gabbs and Walford. The bundle contains various agreements as to the mortgage dated, respectively, 1892 January 23, 1904 December 13, 1906 January 9, 1906 December 24 and 1908 March 6. Correspondence reveals some slight misunderstandings, amicably settled, between Richard Baker Gabb and his son Frederick, concerning profits from Brynarw and concerning also Richards's settling of his own Estate. Richard Baker Gabb's Loan Account, a volume covering the period 1904-6 is also present in the bundle (18 items). Late 19th century-Early 20th century 

 D591/32A/157 Letter Gwynne James and son, Hereford to Messrs Gardners and Heywood, 11 Nevill Street, Abergavenny. Reply re: Attwood Matthews that the deeds were retained by Harley Rodney the vendor of the Llanvihangel Court Estate. 12 Jan 1912 

 D591/32A Insurance Papers 

 D591/32A/164 Insurance Policy Gabb and Walford with Guardian Assurance. Pen-y dre and Little Llyngwyn Farm and Blaengavenny Farm, par. Llantillio Pertholey. 1905-1906 

 D591/32A General 

 D591/32A/7 Notice to Quit Theophilus Gilbert to Thomas Lloyd to quit property held of him par. Llanvihangel Crucorney, before Feb. 2 next. 23 Jul 1792 

 D591/32A/134 Counsels Opinion Of Lancelot Shadwell, Lincoln's Inn, as to whether assignment to purchaser of term for 1500 years is necessary when a term for 1000 years is assigned, the term for 1000 years having precedence. 2 Aug 1802 

 D591/32A/93 Notice To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of par. Llangattock Lingoed. To deliver up possession of cottage, garden and premises in Cwmyoy on May 1 1831. Sep 1830 

 D591/32A/75 Letter John Williams, Albany Cottage, Regent Park to ? Allowing him to use a hunting gate but desiring him to keep key in own hands so that gate doesn't become common property. 7 May 1839 

 D591/32A/16 Conveyance (1) Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Co. (2) Rt. Hon. William Powell Rodney of Llanvihangel Court. 5s. Conveyance of lands, purchased of Rodney and Crawshay Bailey and adjoining lands of Rodney, to Rodney following re-routing of company's railway. 30 Jul 1860 

 D591/32A/2 Agreement (1) Great Western Railway Company through James Grierson, their General Manager. (2) Hon. William Powell Rodney of Llanvihangel Court. Agreement which Rodney made with the Newport and Abergavenny Railway Co. for a private gateway from Llanvihangel Station into his private residence to be continued: rent 1/- p.a; gateway to be maintained at own expense and used at own risk. Company may terminate agreement if Rodney, his guests or dependents flout their regulations. 24 Jun 1871 

 D591/32A/209 Estate Duty Form An account of the Succession to Personal Property of Sir John Lubbock, bart, M.P., of 15 Lombard Street, London, Henry James Lubbock of 15 Lombard Street, Esq., and Arthur Henry Clerke Brown of Kingston Blount Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, assignees in the estate of Eliza Anne Rodney died 1888 March 10th. 26 Sep 1888 

 D591/32A/188 Analysis And report on water-supply to Llanvihangel Court and Blaengavenny made for M. Ashwin, Abergavenny, by Arthur Linnell of Blaina. The water, through heavily alkaline is quite suitable for drinking and cooking, and the "amount of chlorine present shows water not to have been contaminated by Chlorine or animal matter." 25 Jun 1881 

 D591/32A/197 Abstract of Agreements 1896 September 1 to 1903 October 16 re reservoirs at Great Llwyn Frank Farm and reservoir "in field 499". Undated 

 D591/32A/198 File of Corespondence As to water rights on Harley Rodney Estate. 

 D591/32A/190 Grant (draft) (1) Richard Baker Gabb. (2) Mon. County Council. Licence to construct water tank on Brynarw Mountain. Rent £3 p.a. 17 Jun 1909 

 D591/32A/201 Abstract of Conveyance of 1903 Dec. 30 (1) John Edmuns (sic) Philip Spicer and Charles Spicer. (2) Diana Hotham Rodney. (3) Rt. Hon. John Baron Avebury and Beaumont William Lubbock. (4) John Baron Avebury and Henry James Lubbock. (5) Harley Rodney. (6) Florence Blakiston Attwood Matthews and Thomas Llanwarne. Concerns water supply Great Llwyn Frank. Annotation states "The effect of the two Conveyances of 30 Sept. 1903 would appear to be that the reservoirs and plan became vested in the owner of Llanvihangel Court and that Llanvihangel Court and the remaining portion of the estate which was sold to Mr. Gabb have Concurrent rights to water supply." 1930 

 D591/32A/199 Abstract of Title Mrs Elizabeth Jane Harding to certain water rights in Crossway House and North Garden conveyed to her by deed of 1905 June 15, the other two gardens having been sold to Charles Henry James. 1930 

 D591/32A/71 Authorisation (draft) to Frederick Baker Gabb to declare authorisation of 1877 void. 1907 

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