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Jones=Jones Marriage Settlement
This 1827 settlement was in contemplation of the forthcoming marriage of Hugh Jones of Efenechtyd and Jane Jones of Dolgyulas (Merionethshire).  Several Denbighshire properties formed part of the settlement, including Tydraw, Fron-Legur and Rhuallt in the parish of Efenechtyd, Woodland Cottage (Llanfwrog),  Nant and Erwmynydd (Clocaenog), a public house, chapel and 5 cottages in Gyffylliog.  Lengthy document in manuscript on 8 large parchment sheets.  We couldn't find a Dolgyulas in our gazetteer - it may be a corruption of Dolgellau.  If it helps to pinpoint Jane, she was the daughter of Robert (deceased) and Catherine Jones and her sister Catherine was also a party to the document.  Bears the signatures Hugh Jones, Jane Jones, and others involved.  Quite nice condition though the outside of the document (as folded) has become grubby over the years.  (ref 7676)  *30.00 
Not for export

[Cefn Mawr]  Papers re House in High Street
These 3 1920s items - mainly drafts/copies - relate to a house next to The Feathers Shop and the Pritchard family.  There are 2 copies of one of the documents, making 4 in all.  (ref 324/23)  *10.00 
Not for export

The Parish Church of St Mary, Chirk
T W Pritchard, 1973. Typical church pamphlet of 27pp with 8 photo-ills, paper covers. G. (ref 2717) *1.50

[Colwyn Bay]  Sale Particulars for the Bryn-y-Mean Estate (Inc 5 Farms)
This 467 acre estate went under the hammer in 1912 at the Imperial Hotel.   The estate included a house known as Bryn Eglwys, 5 farms called Corn Gafr, Ty'nLlwyn, Bryn-y-Maen, Coeg Teg and Llwyncoed Ucha, and 1 and 2 Bryn Villas.   Printed particulars in card covers, the whole lot folded down the middle for 90-odd years and will need careful flattening out.  In a pocket inside the rear cover are 4 multifolding site plans.  2 copies (refs 55/22 & 55/24) are avilable at 20.00 each

Handlist of the Denbigh Borough Records
Clwyd Record Office, Handlist No 1, 1978 rep.  A4 format in white card covers with green linen spine, 70pp inc index.  Despite its age this is a useful guide to consult before planning a trip to the Record Office and for those unable to visit the Record Office serves to illustrate the range of archives held.  This booklet was 90p when new, hardly enough to cover the postage today.  Ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp in lower corner of title-page.  (ref 252/106)  *4.00

Denbigh Castle
Wilfrid J Hemp, 1926, reprinted from Y Cymmrodor vol 36.  Pp64-120 reprinted from vol 36 of Y Cymmrodor and nicely bound in maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering.  Author was Inspector of Ancient Monuments for Wales.  With 8 of the 12 ills being photos, another being a multifolding plan, this complements the thorough yet well set-out history.  Nice fresh-looking copy, easily VG.  (ref 3318)  *20.00

An Architectural History of the Parish Church of All Saints, Gresford
Edward A Fishbourne, 1924 2nd. Small 8vo, 74pp, 10 full-page plate-ills (mostly photos). Half-title page foxed, nevertheless a VG and unopened copy in nice bright boards. (ref 2726) 12.00

[Llangollen]  Dissolution of Solicitors Partnership
This partnership between Philip Henry Minshall and Edwin Foulkes-Jones was dissolved at the end of 1923.  On offer is the agreement signed by both of them.   Manuscript on paper, 2 and-a-bit sides.  (ref 324/21)  8.00 
Not for export

[Llanrwst & Pentrefoelas document]  Scheduling of the Voelas Estate by the Land Commissioners
Official copy of an 1883 Order affecting the 7620 acre Voelas Estate.   An important source of infomation for both the local and family historian in that the schedule breaks down the estate into a large number of farms and smallholdings, showing acreages and tenants/occupiers.  In all 32 Llanrwst names and 27 for Pentrefoelas are listed, together with 3 for Cerrigydrudian.  Manuscript on 2 large parchment sheets, each approx 26"x23", multifolded.  (ref 424/5)  25.00
post-free  Not for export

Plan of Freehold Building Sites, being a Portion of the Rhos-on-Sea Estate, Colwyn Bay
Very large (approx 67"x44") multifolding plan on paper, undated but early 20th century, showing the 38 various lots available for development. Coloured in wash on a printed background.  Small number of minor holes where folds cross.   [Rhos-on-Sea appears to straddle the Denbighshire/Carnarvonshire border]  (ref 3292)  *33.00

[Ruabon]  Agreement for Tramway Across Farmland
This is an agreement for a licence to make and use a tramway from close to Plas Ucha across part of Plas Isa Farm - presumably in connection with some mining or quarrying operation.  The agreement is in manuscript and is accompanied by a hand-drawn plan [approx 13"x6"] of the immediate area on orange tracing paper.   Bears the signatures of the two licensees [Edward Wynne Thomas of Oswestry and George Smith of The Hollies near Llangollen].  (ref 5923)  *10.00  
Not for export

Ruthin - A Town with a Past
Privately published, Trevor Hughes, 1967. 137pp inc index, 7 ills. The first history of the town for 110 years. VG in G d/w. (ref 7266) 10.00

Review of Part of the Boundary between the Communities of Llangollen and Llantysilio in the County of Denbighshire and the Communities of Renycae, Cafn, Llangollen Rural, Chirk, Glyntraian and llansantfraid Glyn Veiriog in the County Borough of Wrexham - Draft Proposals
Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales, undated but assumed to be 2002.  A4 format in yellow card covers,45+26+6+3+4pp in English and the same repeated in Welsh,  maps in English and Welsh in the centre.  The review was undertaken by the Commission to make proposals to the National Assembly for effecting changes appearing to the Commission 'desirable in the interests of effective and convenient local government' - draw your own conclusions as to what this means.   Ex-Glamorgan record Office Library, their stamp at foot of title-page.  (ref 252/126)  6.00