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Reference No / Rhif CyfeirnodR/D/BRA
Title / TeitlBritish Records Association Radnorshire Records
Description / DisgrifiadDeeds and papers relating to the British Record Association, Radnorshire, 1549-1917, including deeds relating to lands late of the Abbey of Strata Florida, 1578-1828, deeds and papers of the Abbeycwmhir estate 1769-1893; papers relating to the Davies and Trotter families, Gabalva estate, Clyro 1863-1908; papers relating to Pen-y-bont Hall 1812-1861; papers relating to Green Price family property in Knighton and Presteigne, 1776-1905; deeds and related papers of the Parsons family of Cheltenham and Presteigne, 1812-1883; deeds of the Philips family of Abbey Cwm-hir, 1875-1917.
Date / Dyddiad1549-1917
Admin History / Hanes GweinyddolThe British Records Association was formed in 1932. It acts as an archival clearing house, collecting groups of records and distributing them to the appropriate repositories. The Association is frequently used by solicitors to deposit material. The Welsh cistercian house Strata Florida near Tregaron, Cardiganshire, was founded in 1164. The papers are relating to the Abbeycwmhir and Clyro estates, Radnorshire. Pen-y-bont Hall, Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire, was built by John Price (1723-1798), banker. He built up a sizeable estate, including the manor of Golon, Abbey Cwm-Hir, purchased in 1790, and other properties in Radnorshire and in Ludlow, Shropshire. He was survived by one daughter, Mary Ann (1793-1876). In 1811, she married John Cheesement Severn (1781-1875), a London-born barrister and onetime MP; he had already bought land in Llanbedr Painscastle and Michaelchurch in Radnorshire in 1808, and would later add other properties in Herefordshire and Radnorshire. They had three daughters and one son, John Percy Severn (1814-1900), who inherited the estate on his father's death in 1875. He was succeeded by his younger sister Emily (1815-1906). The estate then passed to Major-General R. C. Whitehead (1833-1910), son of John Cheesement Severn's half-sister. William Trotter lived in the City of London at the end of the 19th century. William Davies of Gabalva, Radnorshire, made his will in April 1842 to his son Charles William Davies. The Green Price family owned land in Knighton and Presteigne, Radnorshire, during the 19th century. Sir Richard Green Price (1803-1887) of Norton Manor, Norton, Radnorshire, was succeeded by his son Richard Dansey Green Price (1838-1909) in 1887, who lived at the Grove, Presteigne. The Rev. John Weddell Parsons (d.1825) and his wife Frances lived at Upper Hadnock, Monmouthshire. Following her husband's death Frances Parsons moved to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Her children, included Cecil (fl. 1839-1876), a banker of Presteigne and Guy (d.1855), owned land in Brecknockshire, Radnorshire, Carmarthenshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. The Philips family of Abbey Cwm-hir, Radnorshire, held land in Llandrindod Wells during the late 19th century.
Related Material / Deunydd PerthynolFurther papers are National Library of Wales, GB 0210 PENYBONT.
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