Chapel Cottage, Llanishen, Chepstow NP16 6QT




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[Dalby Family of Bradford]  Methodist Pocket Book containing Family Details
The Methodist Pocket Book for 1816, only a fraction of the original 142pp remain, probably these were kept by a descendant of the original owner as they contain details of Dalby births for the 1860s and 1870s.  There's also a more recent Radnorshire connection 'June 28th 1877 Lucy and I came to live with William at Woodville, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales.'.  In the pocket are a number of family mementoes including  locks of hair 'Father's Hair', 'William's Hair', [another] ' Father's Hair', 'Joseph Entwisle Dalby's Hair 1868', 'Dearest Father's Hair 1847'.  Red leather, G.  (ref 7645)  30.00 post-free within UK 
Not for export

Sherburne/Powles/Jones/Badland Pedigree
This pedigree is on a parchment sheet, all that survives from a multi-page property deed of 1854.  Several properties in the counties of Radnorshire and Herefordshire are mentioned, giving a clue to the whereabouts of the family.   Manuscript, approx 25"x19".  (ref 21/56)  10.00 post-free within UK

[ Clyro (Radnorshire) and Brilley (Herefordshire)]  Sale Particulars for the Cabalva Estate
Printed particulars for the 1913 sale of this 958 acre estate straddling the Radnorshire/Herefordshire county boundary.  For the purposes of the sale, the estate was broken up into 10 lots as follows:
1.  Cabalva House (vacant) & 49 acres of meadow let to S Meredith and M Crump.
2.  22 acres of pasture let to J W Jones.
3.  Cabalva Cottage (M Crump).
4.  Lower Bettws & Cwm-y-Rafor (S Meredith).
5.  The 157 acre Chapel Farm (J W Jones).
6.  Old Chapel House & Smith (C Nott).
7.  The 102 acre Penrheol Farm (J W Jones).
8.  The 233 acre Pentwyn & Pencesty Farms (W D Prosser)
9.  The 172 acre Wern Farm (T B Prosser).
10.  10 acres of pasture land (G Davies).
A particularly important item of local history as it not only describes the various lots in quite some detail but it contains 4 photos and a 36"x29" multicoloured multifolding location plan in a flap inside the back cover.  Card covers, overall size 10"x14".  Covers grubby and detached from contents, and spine torn to the extent that the front and back covers are almost separated; also the map has gained an extra crease due to careless return to its pouch.  We've recently sold a very nice copy at 40, and by comparison this copy (ref 446/48)  is priced at  20.00 post-free within UK

[Evancoyd near Presteigne document]  Valuation of Fron Farm
A nicely detailed 1895 list of the various components making up the 203 acre Fron Farm, tenanted by William Davies.  The various fields are not named, being identified only by number - presumably corresponding to tithe or OS map.  Manuscript on paper.  (ref 411/39)  8.00 post-free 
Not for export

[Llanyre, Clyro, Newchurch & Llandilo Graban document]  Scheduling of Lands by the Inclosure Commissioners
Official copy of an 1882 Order affecting 2242 acres owned by John Williams Vaughan Esq of what appears to be 12 farms or smallholdings.  The schedule names the farms and lists their acreages and who is the tenant farmer/occupier - an important local history document especially in respect of the parish of Llanyre.  Manuscript on single parchment sheet, approx 20"x15" so suitable for framing, currently multifolded.  Bears the red Land Commission seal and a Land Office rubber stamp.   (ref 424/2)  18.00 post-free
Not for export

A similar document covering the exact same properties though dated a couple of months later.  Similar size but a degree of foxing and not quite as good as the other one.  (ref 424/1)  16.00 post-free Not for export

Pryse's Handbook to the Radnorshire and Breconshire Mineral Springs with various Descriptive Journeys and Excursions therefrom to numerous places of interest in Central Wales
Undated but c1873, 12mo, 202pp surrounded by lots of local adverts, scattered spotting here & there, some leaves browned, but the engraved plates (inc one of a very undeveloped Builth Wells in 1869) are surprisingly clean, aeg.  Quite a decent copy in the original royal blue cloth boards, now very scarce.  (ref 1174)  45.00 post-free within UK