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Reference No / Rhif CyfeirnodR/D/VE
Title / TeitlVenables-Llewelyn Collection, Llysdinam Estate
Description / DisgrifiadMiscellaneous estate papers, including rent books, account books, wages books, correspondence, rates, maps and plans etc., 1894-1979, and documents relating to the clerical career of Richard Venables (1774-1858), 1796-1847.
Date / Dyddiad1781-1979
Admin History / Hanes GweinyddolThe Llysdinam estate was owned by the Venables family of Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye, Brecknockshire, which descended from Joseph Venables of Llysdinam, who married Elizabeth Davies in 1723. Their second son, Lazarus, succeeded to the estate and married Elizabeth Jones of Woodhill, Shropshire, in 1771. Their heir was Richard Venables (1774-1858), archdeacon of Carmarthen and vicar of Clyro 1811-1846, who married Sophia Lister of Girsby House, Lincolnshire. Their heir was Richard Lister Venales (1809-94), vicar of Clyro and Bettws Clyro, who married firstly, Mary Augusta Dalrymple Adam, daughter of General Alexander Poltaratzky. They toured Russia in 1837-1838. His second wife was Agnes Minna Pearson. His heir from his second marriage was Katherine Minna (b. 1870) who married Charles Leyshon Dillwyn-Llewelyn, 2nd baronet in 1893. He assumed the additional surname of Venables by royal licence in 1893. The Llysdinam estate was therefore added to the Penllergaer and Ynis-y-gerwn estates in Glamorgan of the Dillwyn-Llewelyn family. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, John Dillwyn-Llewelyn of Penllaergaer owned an estimated 15,916 acres in Glamorgan, Radnorshire, Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire, with an estimated annual rental of £10,771
Related Material / Deunydd PerthynolThe main collection of Venables family and the Llysdinam estate papers are held at the National Library of Wales, Llysdinam Estate Records. Further papers relating to the Dillwyn-Venables-Llewelyn family are National Library of Wales, Penlle'r gaer Estate Records and Dillwyn Papers and Dillwyn-Llewelyn Papers at the University of Wales Swansea.
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