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Charles Hanbury Williams, Sir
Charles Hanbury Williams, Records
Jul 1743-Mar 1746
1.0 volume

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Biographical/Historical note

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams of Coldbrook lived between 8 December 1708-2 November 1759. Born Charles Hanbury, he took on the name of Williams from 1720; his godfather being Charles Williams of Caerleon. For him the Coldbrook Park estate, just south of Abergavenny, was bought.

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams was an MP for Monmouthshire, 1735-1747, and for Leominster in Herefordshire, 1754-1759. He was also Lord Lieutenant of the County of Herefordshire 1742-1747. He was also known as a Satirist and a Diplomat.

Sir Charles Hanbury Williams died "insane" in 1759, whilst serving as an MP for Leominster.

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Scope and Contents note

Accounts Book entitled: "Book of Accounts belonging to the Rentals of the Estates of the Honourable Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, Knight of the Bath, for the years 1743, 1744 and 1745."

Accounts include: Housekeeping, Bacon Delivery, Corn Delivery, Barley Delivery, Charwomen, Malt, Repairs, Servants' Wages inter alia.

Although the title of the book suggests that the accounts run up to 1745; because this is prior to the change in Calendar in 1752, they effectively run up to March 1746. There is a separate note at the back of the book dated 24 February 1749[1750]: "This year's account was examined, settled and allowed, and the several vouchers thereof delivered up errors excepted"

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Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Use note

Usual copyright conditions apply

Custodial History note

Provenance Unknown: in preparing for the move of premises, this unlisted item was discovered in 2009 at the former Gwent Record Office in Cwmbran

Accruals note

No further accruals are expected

Appraisal note

All records have been retained

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

D8/1: the records of the late John Capel Hanbury, the last squire of Pontypool.

D433A: the records of the Herbert family of Llanover and Coldbrook.

D591.6: the records of the Hanbury-Williams family of Coldbrook.

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Other Finding Aids note

Copies of finding aids are available at Gwent Archives

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