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NAS BH: Baglan Hall Estate papers

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Reference code: NAS BH
Held at: Neath Mechanics' Institute
Title: Baglan Hall Estate
Creation date(s): 1799-1944
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 16 items

Administrative history: The Baglan Hall Estate consisted mainly of properties in Baglan and Aberavon parishes, and was held during the middle part of the 19th century by the Llewellyn family. This family also acted as agents for the Margam Estate. For further details, see D. Rhys Phillips, History of the Vale of Neath; E. Humphreys, Reminiscences of Briton Ferry and Baglan.

Scope and content: The collection consists mainly of deeds, with cash books, correspondence and deeds of professional appointments of William Llewellyn.

Other information: Further papers of the Llewellyn family of Baglan and Cwrt Colman are held at the Glamorgan Record Office, ref. D/D Ll


Detailed description of the contents of this collection at item level:

<NAS BH> BAGLAN HALL ESTATE

SECTION 1: ESTATE MANAGEMENT

<NAS BH 1/1/1-2> Deeds and leases: Aberavon parish

/1/1-2> Deeds and leases: Aberavon parish

<NAS BH 1/1/1> Building lease for a term of 99 years, annual rent £7.8.0 dated 29 Sep 1877; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; ii) Thomas Jones of Aberavon, Glamorgan, builder; One piece of land near Aberavon [Aberavon parish], Glamorgan, together with the power to build three cottages; Includes: margin plan showing the premises adjacent to land leased by John Matthews and the road from Aberavon to Neath; scale 1": 40'; Endorsed: 86
[1 parchment; 1 seal]


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<NAS BH 1/1/2> Lease and counterpart lease for a term of 99 years, annual rent £5 dated 29 Sep 1877; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; ii) Thomas Rees of Aberavon, Glamorgan, builder; One piece of land at or near Aberavon, Aberavon parish, Glamorgan, together with the liberty to build two houses; Includes: margin plan of premises showing road from Aberavon to Neath and the lands leased to William Rees James esq.; scale 1":40'; Endorsed: 99, 109
[2 parchments; 2 seals; no signature on counterpart; lease in bad condition]


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<NAS BH 1/1/3> Deeds and leases: Baglan parish

<NAS BH 1/1/3> Building lease for the lives of Daniel Jenkins (aged 54 years) and his sons Daniel Jenkins the younger (aged 12) and Thomas Jenkins (aged 6), annual rent £4 dated 1 Jan 1857; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; ii) Daniel Jenkins of Baglan parish, Glamorgan, brickmaker; One piece of land in Baglan parish, Glamorgan, being part of a parcel of land called Pentylla [Pen-tyle], bounded to the north by the turnpike road leading from Neath to Aberavon, to the east by a close called Croft Pentylla and to the south and west by lands of i), intended for the building of one cottage; Includes: margin plan of premises; scale 1":20'
[1 parchment; 1 seal]


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<NAS BH 1/1/4-6> Deeds and leases: Cilybebyll parish

<NAS BH 1/1/4> Counterpart lease for a term of 99 years, annual rent £2 dated 1866; i) Griffith Llewellyn.of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq., Howel Gwyn of Duffryn, Glamorgan, esq., and Hopkin Llewellyn Prichard of Tir Caradoc [Tir-Caradog], Margam parish, Glamorgan, surgeon; ii) Elizabeth Thomas of Swansea, Glamorgan, widow; iii) Jennet Williams of Ynisgee, Killebebill [Cilybebyll] parish, Glamorgan, widow; One piece of land at Ynisgee, Killebebill [Cilybebyll] parish, Glamorgan (40 p.), together with one cottage built there by iii); Includes: margin plan of premises, showing cottage and plot measurements; no scale given; Endorsed: NAS L65
[1 parchment; 1 seal; unsigned]


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<NAS BH 1/1/5> Counterpart building lease for term of 99 years, annual rent £2 dated 6 Jul 1867; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; Howel Gwyn of Duffryn, Glamorgan, esq.; M.P. and Hopkin Llewellyn Prichard of Tir Caradoc [Tir-Caradog], Margam parish, Glamorgan, surgeon; ii) Elizabeth Thomas of Swansea, Glamorgan, widow; iii) William Hopkins of Penygraig [Pen-y-graig], Killybebill [Cilybebyll parish], Glamorgan, labourer; One piece of land forming part of Penygraig [Pen-y-graig] farm, Killybebill [Cilybebyll] parish, Glamorgan (40 perches), together with one public house and house built there by iii); Included: margin plan of property, also showing neighbouring lands of William Howell and Pen-y-graig farm; Endorsed: 41
[1 parchment; 1 seal]


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<NAS BH 1/1/6> Counterpart lease for a term of 99 years, annual rent £1.7.0 dated 20 Oct 1870; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq. and Howel Gwyn of Dyffryn, Glamorgan, esq.; ii) Elizabeth Thomas of Swansea, Glamorgan, widow; iii) David Williams of Pencraig [Pen-y-graig], Killebebill [Cilybebyll] parish, Glamorgan, blacksmith; One piece of land (27 perches) being part of Penygraig [Pen-y-graig] farm, Killebebill [Cilybebyll] parish, Glamorgan, together with one cottage and with liberty to built one additional cottage; Includes: margin plan of the premises; scale 1":20'
[1 parchment; 1 seal]


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<NAS BH 1/1/7> Deeds and leases: Margam parish

<NAS BH 1/1/7> Assignment of lease for the residue of a term of 51 years in consideration of £34 dated 5 Dec 1799; i) Thomas Burrowes of Newport town, Monmouthshire, mason, his wife Sarah (daughter and administrator of William Newton late of Aberavon, Glamorgan, gent.); ii) William Newton of Nanteos, Cardiganshire, yeo., eldest son and heir of William Newton dec'd; iii) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan parish, Glamorgan, gent. (who has survived Edward Robson late of Neath, Glamorgan, gent. and his co-trustee); ii) Griffith Jeffrey of the parish of Margam, Glamorgan, shopkeeper and William Rees of Margam parish, Glamorgan, cordwainer; Two messuages lately in the occupation of Thomas Edward, cordwainer, and Edward David, cordwainer and now in the occupation of William Rees and Mary Edwards, widow, at Tybac [Tai-bach], Margam parish, Glamorgan; Recites lease dated 4 Jan 1773 between i) Thomas Mansel Talbot of Margam parish, Glamorgan, esq. and ii) William Newton, gent. and grandfather of William Newton. Also recites assignment of lease dated 18 Jun 1791 between i) Thomas Robson of Margam parish, Glamorgan, gent. and hiw wife Gwenllian (lately Gwenllian Newton, widow of William Newton, grandfather of William Newton), ii) William Newton of Aberavon town, Glamorgan, gent. (son of William Newton the grandfather) and his wife Mary and iii) Edward Robson of Neath town, Glamorgan, gent. and Griffith Llewellyn; Endorsed: 107
[1 parchment; 3 seals]


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<NAS BH 1/1/8-9> Deeds and leases: Neath parish

<NAS BH 1/1/8> Draft memorandum of agreement in consideration of £250 dated 9 Apr 1800 [enclosed in BB2/4a]; i) James Coke of Neath, Glamorgan, gent. on behalf of Capel Leigh of Pontypool, Monmouthshire, esq. and Molly Anne his wife; ii) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan, Glamorgan, gent., on behalf of Thomas Mansel Talbot of Penrice Castle, co Glam., esq.; One public house called the White Swan in the tenure of Sarah Jones, widow; a house adjoining in the tenure of Evan Edwards; a shop or outhouse in the occupation of Francis Lewis, blockmaker; decayed building lately used as the town prison; and a piece of wasteground, all property described situate in Neath town, Glamorgan, and extending from Cattle Street to New Street to the churchyard
[2 papers]


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<NAS BH 1/1/9> Copy memorandum of agreement in consideration of £300 dated 15 May 1800; i) James Coke of Neath, Glamorgan, gent. on behalf of Capel Leigh of Pontypool, Monmouthshire, esq. and Molly Anne his wife; ii) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan, Glamorgan, gent., on behalf of Thomas Mansel Talbot of Penrice Castle, co Glam., esq.; One cottage, court and garden in Old Street, Neath, Glamorgan, extending backwards towards the new prison, together with all rights etc. now in the possession of Benjamin Rice, watchmaker, and others, also including rights to stone for building purposes. Also one messuage or dwelling house, brewhouse and courts now in the occupation of Benjamin Rice on New Street, Neath, Glamorgan
[1 paper]


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<NAS BH 1/1/10-11> Deeds and leases: Ystradyfodwg parish

<NAS BH 1/1/10> Lease and counterpart lease for a term of 99 years from 25 Mar. 1875, annual rent £7.7.0 dated 11 May 1875; (i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; (ii) Henry James of Pentre, Ystradyfodwg parish, Glamorgan, builder; Piece of land at Pentre with 6 houses in the course of being built, in the parish of Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan; Includes: plan of premises; Endorsed: NAS L83
[2 parchments]


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<NAS BH 1/1/11> Building lease for a term of 99 years, annual rent £50 dated 25 Sep 1875; i) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan, esq.; ii) Thomas Jones of Tyla Coch Colliery, Ystradfodwg parish, Glamorgan, colliery proprietor; Two pieces of land being part of Ynisfau farm, Ystradyfodwg parish, Glamorgan, together with the power to build up to 10 houses and to build sidings to communicate the Tyla Coch Colliery and the Rhondda branch of the Taff Vale Railway; Includes: margin plan of the premises, showing Nantyris farm, the River Rhondda and the Taff Vale Railway; scale 1":2 chains; Endorsed: NAS L107
[2 parchments; 1 seal]


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<NAS BH 1/1/12-13> Deeds and leases: unspecified parish

<NAS BH 1/1/12> Building lease for a term of 99 years or for the lives of Catharine Thomas, her sister Mary Thomas and Daniel Morgan the younger of Newton Nottage, Glamorgan, annual rent £4.10.0 dated 20 Oct 1849; i) Agnes Llewellyn and Isabella Llewellyn of Laleston parish, Glamorgan, and now of Swansea, Glamorgan, spinsters, and Henry Griffiths of Bryndafyd [Bryn-Dafydd], Llangavelach [Llangyfelach] parish, Glamorgan, land agent and Amelia his wife; ii) Catherine Thomas of Bridgend, Glamorgan, spinster; One piece of land being part of a tenement called The Carreg otherwise The Garreg, Bridgend town, [Newcastle or Coity parishes], Glamorgan, together with liberty to build one stone house; Includes: margin plan of premises, also showing adjacent road from the Rhiew, River Ogmore and lands leased by William Griffith the Elder, T. Lewis and William Thomas; Endorsed: A, 125. Also memorandum that deed A was acknowledged by Amelia Griffiths to have been freely and voluntarily executed by her, dated 20 Oct 1849
[1 parchment; 4 seals]


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<NAS BH 1/1/13> Lease for dated 20 Oct 1849; (i) Agnes Llewellyn and Isabella Llewellyn of Swansea, Glamorgan, formerly of Laleston, Glamorgan, spinsters [possibly two of the seven daughters of Hopkin Llewellyn of Baglan Hall 1724-1811, and therefore sisters to Griffith Llewellyn the Elder of Baglan Hall], and Henry Griffiths of Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, land agent, and Amelia his wife, to; (ii) William Edwards of Bridgend, Glamorgan, ironmonger; Piece of land between the River Ogwr and the road to the Rhiw, Bridgend, Glamorgan, part of a farm called the Garreg; Includes plan
[1 parchment]


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<NAS BH 1/1/14> Deeds and leases: Breconshire, Llanvigan parish

<NAS BH 1/1/14> Disentailing deed dated 6 Jan 1837; (i) Matthew Wayne of Pontypandy, gent., and Margaret his wife, with; (ii) William Watkins Wayne of Aberdare, Glamorgan, gent., eldest son of (i), to; (iii) Griffith Llewellyn of Baglan Hall, Glamorgan esq.; Farms and lands called Tyr Shames, Rhyd y beine, Torthwyny or Tor lloyney in the parish of Llanvigan, Breconshire; Endorsed: NAS L84
[1 parchment]


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<NAS BH 1/2/1> Cash books

<NAS BH 1/2/1> Cash book (possibly belonging to W. Llewellyn, brother of Griffith Llewellyn the Elder of Baglan Hall) marked 'Thomas Andrew, given him Aug 25 1877'. Enclosed: letter from R.W. Llewellyn of Baglan Cottage, Briton Ferry, Glamorgan regarding Llewellyns of Baglan Hall dated Oct 1898; letter from W. Llewellyn informing of funeral of Griffith Llewellyn at Baglan Church dated Nov 1822; Apr 1813-Mar 1824
[1 vol., softbound]


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<NAS BH 1/3/1> Correspondence

<NAS BH 1/3/1> File of papers relating to the collection of Baglan Estate allotment ground rents, by Charles Williams of Swan Street, Baglan, Glamorgan. Contains Correspondence 1937-1944, receipts 1938-1943; character reference for Charles Williams of Baglan Lands, Briton Ferry by A. Jestyn Jeffreys, solicitor of Neath 1899; birth certificate of Charles Williams 1874; gun licence of Charles Williams 1919; certificate of medical examination of Charles Williams by the National Service Medical Board 1918; Scheduled Occupation Certificate for Army Reserve for Charles Williams 1918; National Registration identity cards for Charles Williams and Harriet Williams, Borough of Aberavon 1915; 1899-1944
[1 file]


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SECTION 2: PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

<NAS BH 2/1/1> Deeds of appointment of William Llewellyn

<NAS BH 2/1/1> Bundle of documents relating to the professional appointments of William Llewellyn of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, and Baglan Hall near Neath, Glamorgan, containing: admission as attorney at the Court of King's Bench 1828; admission as attorney at the Court of Chancery 1828; admission as commissioner for Court of Common Pleas to take affadavits for Glamorgan, Cardigan, Pembroke, Brecon, Haverfordwest Town and County 1831; admission as commissioner for the Court of Kings Bench to take affadavits for Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Pembroke, Brecon, Haverfordwest Town and the Borough of Carmarthen and counties of the same town and borough 1831; admission as commissioner for the Court of Exchequer to take affadavits for Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Pembroke, Brecon, Haverfordwest Town and County or Liberty 1831; admission as attorney for the Court of Bankruptcy 1832; admission as attorney at the Court of Common Pleas 1832 and admission as attorney at the Court of Exchequer 1832; 1828-1832
[1 bundle of 8 parchments]





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