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[Browne document]  Marriage Bond
This 1819 bond, signed by Robert Browne of Laugharne concerns his intended marriage to Mary Gaulton.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 6947)  18.00 post-free  Not for export

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[Carmarthen document]  Faculty to Pull Down a Dilapidated Cottage
A faculty is an approval to carry out structural changes to church property.  In this case the vicar of  St Peter's Carmarthen convinced the Bishop of St Davids that a church-owned cottage and woodhouse adjoining his vicarage needed pulling down due to its dangerous condition and the 'most offensive privy' it contained.  1872, manuscript on large parchment sheet, bears the wafer seal of the Bishop.  Nice clean condition.  (ref 6622)  22.00  post-free 
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A History of Kidwelly
Rev D Daven Jones, 1908.  188pp inc index & list of subscribers, 20 plates as required.  Scattered light foxing here & there, a couple of ancient cup-rings on front board but a nice firm copy.  Fewer than 500 copies subscribed for.   VG.  (ref 2977) 35.00

[Llandilo/Llandebie/Llanarthney/Bettws/Llanfihangel Aberbythych document]  Scheduling of the Dynevor Castle Estate
Official copy of an 1883 Order by the Land Commissioners scheduling the 8110 acre Dynevor Castle Estate.  The schedule breaks down the Estate into 59 blocks, many of which appear to be farms, and provides details of acreages and tenants.  Manuscript on parchment, size approx 26"x22", bears the embossed seal of the Land Commissioners.  By all means check with us first by email before committing to buy.  (ref 74/5)  30.00
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[Llandingat and Llanwrda document]  Schedule of Property by the Land Improvement Company
Official copy of an 1899 Order by the Board of Agriculture scheduling 806 acres of land, part of the Llwyn-y-brain estate.  The schedule breaks the 806 acres down into 6 farms (inc Pantywheel and Llwynjack which still appear on the OS map) together with acreage and tenant farmer/occupier.  Manuscript on single parchment sheet, multifolded, size approx 26"x21", bears the signature of the Secretary of the Lands Improvement Company and the company's embossed red seal.  (ref 420/4) 15.00
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The Story of the Ancient Churches of Llandovery
Rev Gruffydd Evans, 1913.  210pp inc index, multifolding map frontis, 15 other ills (mainly photos) on 13 plates as required.  Cracked internally at front hinge, also at pp72/73, some embrowning of fep but rest of contents clean.  Maroon cloth boards, gilt lettering, teg, rest untrimmed.  (ref 1404)  40.00

[Llanelli document]  Scheduling of Part of the Stradley Estate by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1890 Order scheduling 249 acres of the Stradley Estate.   The schedule breaks it down into 6 parts - George Street, Bryn Lands, and Coldstream Street, Pen-y-fai farm tenanted by D Bowen, part of Gellyfychan tenanted by J Richards, William James and David Rees, and Pantyllydy Mines tenanted by James Rees.   Manuscript on single parchment sheet, size approx 27"x23", multifolded, bears the red embossed seal of the Board of Agriculture and is signed by a member of the Board.  (ref 420/5)  16.00
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A similar document.  This Order was issued a few months later with an adjusted schedule of lands totalling 195 acres - Stradey Castle and land related to the poor (owned & occupied by Charles William Mansel Lewis Esq), the 31 acre Pen-y-fai farm occupied by D Bowen, and a 135 acre part of Gellyfychan occupied by J Richards, William James and David Rees.  Manuscript on single parchment sheet, size approx 27"x23", multifolded, bears the red embossed seal of the Board of Agriculture and is signed by the Board's secretary.  (ref 420/6)  15.00 post-free   Not for export

A later document.  This Order was issued in 1893 scheduling 395 acres of the Stradey Estate which appear to consist of 6 farms (Cille, Cwmddyche, Penyfai, Cillagwyn, Bwlchyfedwen and Cwmcyffin, tenanted variously by Thomas & Others, David Bowen, Ann James and T & J Evans).  Manuscript on single parchment sheet,  size approx 25"x19", multifolded, bears the embossed red seal of the Land Loan & Enfranchisement Company & the signature of the company secretary.  (ref 420/7)  18.00  post-free  Not for export

[Llangeler and Penboyr document]  Scheduling of Part of the Llysnewydd Estate by the Board of Agriculture
Official copy of an 1892 Order scheduling 1103 acres, primarily farms or smallholdings.  Each is named, together with acreage and tenant farmer/occupier - in all 17 are named in this important local history document.  Manuscript on single parchment sheet, size approx 26"x22", multifolded.  (ref 420/3)  18.00
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The Church Plate of Carmarthenshire
Rev J T Evans, 1907. 4to in bevelled boards, 148pp inc index followed by a 1pp prospectus for The Church Plate of Pembrokeshire. 14 photo plates as required, top edge gilt, rest untrimmed. Spine rather dulled, 1st & last few leaves foxed but still a VG copy. (ref 4650) 40.00

[Various parishes]  Scheduling of Lands under the Lands Improvement Acts
Official copy on an 1880 Order concerning the Dynevor Castle Estates, over 8000 acres of land owned by Baron Dynevor and laying in the parishes of Llandilofawr, Llandebie, Bettws, Llandefeisant, Llanarthney and Aberbythych.  An important document for both the local and family historian as it breaks the 8000 acres into farms, smallholdings etc and names the tenant/occupier - in all there approaching 50 of them - by all means email if you want to check whether your ancestor or your farm is listed.   Manuscript on single parchment sheet, approx 25"x22", signed by two inclosure commissioners and bears the embossed Inclosure Commission seal.  (ref 420/2)  20.00
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