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D/D Ab: Aberpergwm Estate

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Detailed catalogue

This is a catalogue of archives held at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea. Click here for more information about how you can see these records.

You can press 'Ctrl' + 'f' in order to search for a word or phrase on this page. Document reference numbers are in given in pointed brackets <>.


ABERPERGWM ESTATE COLLECTION

Papers relating to Thomas Williams

<D/D Ab 1> Mathematical exercise book 1804
[1 vol.]


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Papers relating to Rees Williams

<D/D Ab 2> Accounts of annuity due to Rees Williams 1816
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 3/1, 2> Bills of costs of Berrington and Jenkins to Rees Williams, for committing a Mrs. Mary Bevan, a lunatic 1822-25
[1 file, 1 paper]


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Papers relating to ?Matilda Susanna Williams (née Smith)

<D/D Ab 4> Pocket diary 1847
[1 booklet]


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Papers relating to the Estate of Rees Williams, 1837-63

<D/D Ab 5/1-3> Agreement (copy), for transfer of 22 and three-tenths shares in the Neath Canal from the executors. of Rees Williams to M. S. Williams and Edward. Lloyd, 14 Jan. 1882; also: draft Agreement and covering letter, 1878
[1 file, 2 papers]


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Papers relating to Morgan Stuart Williams, 1846-1909

<D/D Ab 6> Estimated income account 1878
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 7/1-11> Papers relating to the purchase of armour from Elarleigh Castle (co. Wilts.), including correspondence, valuation and insurance policy 1891
[11 papers]


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<D/D Ab 8/1, 2> Cleared cheques 1886
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 9/1, 2> Estimate of the estate of Morgan S. Williams, deceased 1911
[1 file, 1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 10> List of securities held by executors. of Morgan S. Williams c. 1911
[1 booklet]


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Papers relating to George Williams, 1850-79

<D/D Ab 11> Letter from ?W. Marrack, commanding officer, HMS Active, Durban,South Africa 8 Dec. 1878
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 12/1, 2> Letter from Col. F. W. Walker of Natal, enclosing another letter relating to the transport of George. Williams' luggage Nov., Dec. 1878
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 13> Letter from ?Charles Murray, Colonial Office, Capetown, to Captain G. Williams, Frontier Light Horse, Zulu Border, describing reaction to the defeats at Isandula and Rorke's Drift 29 Jan. 1879
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 14> Letter from George Williams to his brother Morgan describing Rorke's Drift and other engagements with the Zulu 15 Feb. [l879]
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 15> Bill and receipt of E. M.. Reilly & Co., gun manufacturers, Oxford Street, London 1876, 1882
[1 file of 2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 16> Account, correspondence and receipt for purchase of a brush case from Asprey & Son, Bond Street, London 1877-82
[1 file of 4 papers]


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<D/D Ab 17> Account and correspondence from Lang & Sons, gunsmiths 1879-80
[1 file of 10 papers]


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<D/D Ab 18> Correspondence about a subscription to the Badminton Club 1879-80
[1 file of 3 papers]


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<D/D Ab 19> Letter from Cookson, Wainwright & Pennington to Morgan S. Williams, outlining George Williams' affairs 4 Mar. 1880
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 20/1-14> Papers relating to the Will of George Williams, including inventory, receipts for legacy duty and for legacies under the Will of George Williams; also case and Opinions of Counsel relating to payment of legacies 1880-84
[14 papers]


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Papers relating to Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams

<D/D Ab 21/1-6> Correspondence relating to a proposed loan 1901
[6 papers]


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<D/D Ab 22/1, 2> Power of attorney (draft) to the Hon. Miriam Isabel, wife of Godfrey Williams, with related correspondence 1916
[2 files]


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Papers relating to Mervyn Gwynne Joseph Williams

<D/D Ab 23/1-3> Power of attorney from Mervyn Williams to his brother, Godfrey, with related correspondence 3 Nov. 1914
[3 papers]


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Papers relating to the Estate of Idris Williams (died1915)

<D/D Ab 24/1-5> Correspondence and forms for transfer of shares 1919
[5 papers]


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Papers relating to Owain Williams

<D/D Ab 25/1-3> Correspondence between Owain and Godfrey Williams and solicitors concerning a dispute over the granting of a lease to the Aberpergwm Collieries Company 1910-14
[3 bundles.]


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<D/D Ab 26> Correspondence on Owain Williams' financial position and bankruptcy 1918-19
[1 bundle.]


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Papers relating to the Estates of Elizabeth Anne Williams (died 14 July 1871) and of Maria Jane Williams (died 10 Nov. 1873)

<D/D Ab 27, 28> Succession duty account of Maria Jane Williams of Ynyslas, spinster, and of Morgan Stuart Williams, on their accession to a tenement called Maesgwyn in the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath and Glyncorrwg 1881, 1882
[2 papers in envelope]


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Papers relating to Rosamond Angharad Greaves (née Lloyd), [half-sister of Morgan Stuart Williams]

<D/D Ab 29> Correspondence relating to a proposed lease of Cefn Mably House to Mrs. Rosamond Greaves 1903-04
[1 bundle]

<D/D Ab 30> Copy correspondence relating to proposed lease, as above [D/D Ab 29] 1903-04
[1 file]


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Papers relating to Family legal affairs

<D/D Ab 31> Affidavit of Thomas Shepherd Strick on the estate of William. Williams, deceased in the matter of Rees Williams and others, infants, 1857: 1857
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 32/1, 2> Affidavit of Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams, with covering letter, relating to the case of Williams v. Williams and others, in Chancery 1910
[1 file, 1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 33/1, 2> Aberpergwm Settled Estate: Trustees' waiver of notice of intention to make building leases, with covering letter 15 Apr. 1911
[2 papers]


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Family Miscellanea

<D/D Ab 34> Card entitled 'Synopsis of Studies' [schoolroom timetable] n.d., ?mid 19th Century
[1 card]


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<D/D Ab 35> Schedule of documents relating to family affairs 1898
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 36> Valuation of jewelry, 1910 and lists of silver at Stratford Place (London) and St. Donats, with covering letters 1912
[6 papers]


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<D/D Ab 37> Armorial bookplate inscribed 'Williams of Aberpergwm' n.d., ? early 20th Century
[1 paper and 1 bundle of duplicates]

Papers relating to the Aubrey Family of Ynyscedwyn

<D/D Ab 38> Brief for defendant in the case in Chancery of Samuel David and Thomas. Rees (assignees of Rees Morgan, insolvent debtor) v. Rich. Gough Aubrey and others c. 1765
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 39> Case and opinion ex parte the Rev. James. Gough Aubrey, concerning his title to property for which Richard Gough claimed to hold the deeds 1791
[1 file]


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Papers relating to the Herbert Family of Clytha Park, Monmouthshire

<D/D Ab 40> Correspondence on the threatened bankruptcy of W. R.. Herbert and the resettlement of the Clytha estate 1895-96
[1 bundle]


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Restoration of Aberpergwm House

<D/D Ab 41/1-29> Contract, specification, accounts for restoration, (architect Ben Lawrence, Newport) 1876-81
[1 bundle of 43 files and papers]


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<D/D Ab 42> Letter from Ben Lawrence, architect, Newport, to Morgan Williams giving his intention of giving a certificate for £600 to the builder 24 Feb. 1877
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 43> Specification and contract for removing gates, and for new bridges over entrance drive to Aberpergwm House 1890
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 44/1-11> Papers relating to repairs to ceilings, by Lambert and Rees of Bridgend, including reports, plans and correspondence 1895-96
[8 papers and files, 3 plans]


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<D/D Ab 45/1-3> Papers relating to repairs to roof, including report, detail plan of glazing by J. Cook Rees, architect & surveyor, Neath 1897
[1 file, 1 paper, 1 plan]


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Aberpergwm Garden

<D/D Ab 46/1, 2> Accounts for wages and produce bought and sold; 1917-1920
[2 vols.; loose papers enclosed]


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Plans of Aberpergwm house and grounds

<D/D Ab 47/1, 2> Site plan and sections for proposed new mansion, Surveyor: W. G.. Wallace, Neath; also includes draft plans, scale 1 inch to 40 feet 1843
[2 plans]


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<D/D Ab 48/1-4> Designs by Ambrose Poynter, including the following: (General plan of house and offices (with coloured vignette of house ); Elevation of south flank showing stables, entrance gateway etc. (No. VII); East front (No. X); Basement plan [part only; probably part of this series] 1844
[4 plans]


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<D/D Ab 49/1, 2> Designs by William. Bennett, Portishead (co. Somerset), architect, including the following: East elevation (Sheet No. 3); Elevation and plan of entrance gateway (Sheet No. 5) 1845
[2 plans]


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<D/D Ab 50/1-3> Designs by Ambrose Poynter, including the following: Basement plan; South Elevation; East elevation 1847
[3 plans]


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<D/D Ab 51/1, 2> Designs by R. C. Saunders: Gatekeeper's lodge: first-floor plan and section n.d., pre 1855
[2 plans]


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<D/D Ab 52/1-3> Designs by G. Clinton, including the following: Plan of principal floor, farmyard and stable yard (No. II); Plan of bed chamber floor (No. III); Plans of bedrooms and of roofs and tower (Nos. IV, V and VI) n.d.
[3 plans]


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<D/D Ab 53/1-3> Designs by William. Graham, Son & Hitchcox, Newport (co. Mon.) architects, including the following: Plans and sections of gallery and tower rooms; Plan of picture gallery ceiling; Full-scale detail of ceiling moulding and cornice 1888
[3 plans]


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<D/D Ab 54/1-5> Garden buildings, etc.: Plan, elevation and section of melon house, n.d.; Section and elevation of orchard house, n.d.; Plan and details of orchard house, 1906-07; also related correspondence; Plan and section of greenhouse, n.d.; Plan, elevation and section of pigsties, n.d.
[5 plans, 1 file, 1 paper]


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Aberpergwm sheep walk

<D/D Ab 55/1> Plan of Aberpergwm Sheep walk 1895
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 55/2> Statement of profit and loss, including rent, rates and taxes 1889-94
[1 paper]


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Fedw Hir, in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath

<D/D Ab 56> Conveyance of chief rent of £5 for £120 dated 30 Apr. 1915; (i) Evan Evans Bevan of Cadoxton House, esq. (Lord of the manor of Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll), to; ii) G. H. Williams of Aberpergwm; Lands called Vedw Hir (143a); in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath; Includes: 1. Schedules of Williams family documents, 1898,; 2. Statutory declaration, 1915
[1 bundle]


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Maesgwyn in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath

<D/D Ab 57> Plans of new house and pastures, 1850; Note of agreement to lease, 1808; Schedule of dilapidations; Accounts; Notes of tenants
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 58> Schedule of repairs, correspondence and draft leases, 1893-1904
[1 bundle; damaged by damp]


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Cadoxton-juxta-Neath: Ton-y-Castell farm

<D/D Ab 59> Correspondence and plans relating to disputes over boundaries 1892-96
[1 bundle]


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Cadoxton-juxta-Neath: Pentreclwydau farm

<D/D Ab 60> Valuation and receipt for payment for stock and crops 1877
[1 paper]


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Glyncorrwg and Blaengwrach

<D/D Ab 61> Lease of hay meadow (9a) to British Rhondda Coal Co. Correspondence, 1920-21
[1 bundle]


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Glynneath

<D/D Ab 62> Counterpart Lease for 21 years for £15 annual rent dated 31 Aug. 1896; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) The Carbon Syndicate Ltd.; Land (la.20p.); at Glynneath
[1 booklet]


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Glynneath: Woolen Factory

<D/D Ab 63> Agreement for Lease of the Woolen Factory, M. S. Williams to Clement Robert Trueman of Bethania House, Glynneath, dated 5 June 1899, including correspondence, 1899-1903
[1 bundle]


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Glynneath: Lamb and Flag Hotel

<D/D Ab 64> Tenancy Agreements and correspondence 1898-1906
[l bundle]


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<D/D Ab 65> Agreement for tenancy by Henry. Morgan Phipps, with related correspondence 25 Mar. 1910
[1 bundle.]


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Brynllinos

<D/D Ab 66> Papers relating to the case of M. S. Williams v. Evan Jones, 1879, The case relates to a claim for 5 years rent. Papers include case documents and receipts for legacies under the Will of Maria Jane Williams 1879
[1 bundle]


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Ystradgynlais: Gwaunton farm

<D/D Ab 67/1, 2> Memorandum of Agreement for yearly Lease, dated 29 Sep. 1871; Morgan S. Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to John. Walters; Gwaunton Farm,. Ystradgynlais; Includes copy
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 68> Memorandum of Agreement for yearly Lease, dated 23 Mar. 1895; Morgan S. Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to William Walters of Rhiw Cottage, Ynyshir, collier; Gwaunton Farm, Ystradgynlais; Includes plan
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 69/1-5> Lease for 21 years for £22 10s annual rent dated 24 Sep. 1900; Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq. to William Walters of Gwaunton farm, Ystradgynlais, farmer; Gwaunton farm (88a.); in Ystradgynlais; Includes:1. Surrender and Declaration of William Walters, 1904; 2. Correspondence
[1 booklet, 4 papers]


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Ystradgynlais: Gwaunclawdd

<D/D Ab 70> Correspondence and plans relating to an alleged trespass by Neath and Brecon Railway Company 1895-97
[1 bundle]


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Estate management (Aberpergwm, Castella and St. Donats estates)

<D/D Ab 71/1-6> Estate accounts (Aberpergwm and Castella estates),; 1893; 1894; 1895; 1896; 1897; 1898
[6 booklets]


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<D/D Ab 72/1-5> Rent rolls (Aberpergwm and Castella estates); 1848-1851; 1878-1890; 1891-1900; 1901-1909; 1920-1928
[5 vols.]


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<D/D Ab 73> Rental (Aberpergwm Estate) 1857
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 74> Tithe Rent account book 1848-62, 1891-1926
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 75> 1910 Finance Act: "Form 4" land returns relating to ownership and occupation of the Aberpergwm, Castella and St Donats Estates 1910
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 76/1, 2> Memoranda relating to accounts 1881-82, c. 1918
[1 bundle, 3 papers]


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<D/D Ab 77> Rough accounts for coal and cash 1899-l900
[1 bundle]


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Correspondence

<D/D Ab 78/1, 2> Copy letter books of Morgan Stuart Williams, for estate and family business 1884-88, 1888-91
[2 vols.]


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<D/D Ab 79> Correspondence from T. B. Allison, agent, Aberpergwm 1874-78
[l bundle]


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<D/D Ab 80/1-29> Correspondence from Cookson, Wainwright and Pennington of Lincolns Inn, solicitors [arranged in yearly bundles: 1897 missing] 1874-1903
[29 bundles.]


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<D/D Ab 81/1-29> Correspondence from William. Graham, Hitchcox & Co., land and estate agents, architects, surveyors, valuers and auctioneers, of Newport (co. Mon.) 1874-1907
[arranged in yearly bundles; 1882, 1883, 1901, 1905, 1906 missing]
[29 bundles.]


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<D/D Ab 82> Correspondence from Morgan Lewis, Giants Grave, Briton Ferry 1867, 1873-78
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 83/1, 2> Correspondence from Edward. Daniel, Swansea [mineral agent] 1888, 1889-91
[2 bundles]


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<D/D Ab 84/1-8> Miscellaneous correspondence 1887-1926
[8 papers]


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Estate administration miscellaneous

<D/D Ab 85> List of tenants on the Aberpergwm and Castella estates 1876
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 86/1-3> List of papers and plans 1884-c.1916
[5 papers]


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<D/D Ab 87> Surveyor's notebook c. 1918
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 88> Papers relating to the installation of telephones at the Aberpergwm estate office and St. Donats castle 1896-1913
[1 bundle]


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Timber

<D/D Ab 89> Tenders and contracts for sale and planting of timber 1874-86
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 90> Valuation of timber, Blaengwrach 1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 91> Tenders, plans and accounts for the sale of timber at Penrose's incline, Maesmarchog 1886-87
[1 bundle]


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Papers relating to the building of houses on the Aberpergwm Estate

<D/D Ab 92/1, 2> Maesyffynon house, Glynneath: agreement for alterations, and architect's settlement of costs 1900
[2 files]


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<D/D Ab 93/1, 2> Aberpergwm building club: plan for 20 houses at Glynneath, architect: G. A. Treharne, Aberdare. Also includes covering letter 1914
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 94/1-3> Draft Agreement, Lease and Correspondence relating to building plots at Maesmarchog and Glynneath 1907
[3 files]


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<D/D Ab 95> Papers relating to the sale of land at Beddau [Llantrisant], St. Donats, and Glyncorrwg, for housing 1919-20
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 96> Correspondence, plans and specifications for a proposed new street at Glynneath (Godfrey Avenue) 1916
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 97/1, 2> Receipts of B. Winship, architect, for fees for building 50 cottages at Glynneath 1911
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 98> Accounts for building materials c. 1920
[1 bundle]


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Water and sewage

<D/D Ab 99> Ystradfellte Water Acts, 1902, 1912: Correspondence, Report by Neath R.D.C. Parliamentary Committee, and notices 1902-14
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 100> Specification and contract for laying down and connecting to the main sewer at Maesmarchog, Pentremalwod and the Lamb & Flag 1919
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 101> Notice to carry out improvements to cottages at Pentremalwod, and correspondence 1919-20
[1 file]


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Fishery

<D/D Ab 102> Papers relating to a dispute between the Aberpergwm and Rheola estates over fishing in the river Neath, including correspondence, briefs and Opinions 1841-83
[1 bundle]


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Travel diaries

<D/D Ab 103/1> Account of a journey to Spain by Morgan S. Williams of Aberpergwm December 1905-January 1906
[15 papers; photocopied]


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<D/D Ab 103/2> Account of a trip to Florence, Venice, and Lucerne by Morgan S. Williams of Aberpergwm March - April 1909
[20 papers; photocopied]


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Papers relating to the bankruptcy of the Dunraven Adare Colliery Company Ltd.

<D/D Ab 104/1> Copy Counterpart Lease for 60 years from 29 Sept. 1872 for £500 dead rent dated 19 July 1873; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) William Gregary of Neath and Edward Richard Salwey of Glynneath, esq.; Mines and minerals lying under a piece of land measuring 156a 3r 17p, part of the Aberpergwm Estate (not named)
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/2> Copy receipt for £417 15s for rent under the terms of the above lease 1 Apr. 1876
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/3> Agreement dated 1 Apr. 1876; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; ii) Cleveland Masterman of Oakwood Croft on Tees, Yorkshire, gent., acting trustee on behalf of the 1st mortgagees of the Dunraven Adare Colliery; Agreement to accept £417 15s in lieu of rent for minerals leased 19 July 1873, and to reduce the subsequent annual rent to £300
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/4> Draft Agreement to surrender lease dated 16 Oct. 1879; (i) John Unwin Wing of Sheffield, official liquidator of Dunraven Adare Collieries Ltd., to; ii) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; Agreement for surrender of lease dated 19 July 1873 (see above)
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/5> Extracts of lease dated 19 July 1873 (see above) copied 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/6-9> Files of copy correspondence relating to the liquidation of the Dunraven Adare Collieries Company Ltd. 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/10, 11> Brief and copy brief for the consideration of Mr M. S. Williams in relation to the matter of the Dunraven Adare Collieries Company Ltd., in Chancery 1879
[2 files]


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<D/D Ab 104/12> Affidavit of John Unwin Wing [liquidator of the Dunraven Adare Collieries Co. Ltd.] 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/13> Notice to Morgan S. Williams to the effect that the winding up of the Dunraven Adare Collieries Co. Ltd. should continued but under the supervision of the Court of Chancery 1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/14> Notice of seizure of effects of the Dunraven Adare Colliery Co. by the bailiff 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/15> Writ of summons, Williams v. Dunraven Adare Collieries Ltd., in the Court of Exchequer 1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/16, 17> Copy questions submitted to counsel and his opinion thereon, and case for the opinion of counsel, relating to the case of Morgan S. Williams and the Dunraven Adare Collieries Ltd. in liquidation 1879
[2 files]


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<D/D Ab 104/18> Dunraven Adare Colliery: draft conditions on which to give time to liquidator to endeavour to reconstruct the company or to find a purchaser 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 104/19> Account of coal raised belonging to M. S. Williams esq., and surface rent and wayleave due to him for the five years from 25 Mar. 1876 to 25 Mar. 1881 1881
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/20> Account of royalties, wayleave and dead rent payable 1878-1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 104/21> Correspondence from the liquidator of Dunraven Adare Collieries Ltd. and Parker & Brailsford to Messrs. Colborne and Ward 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 105> Bundle of correspondence relating to the Dunraven Adare Collieries Co. Ltd. 1879-1883
[1 bundle]


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Papers relating to the Gwaunclawdd Colliery at Abercrâf and Ystradgynlais

<D/D Ab 106/1> [Draft] Lease for unspecified term from 25 Dec. 1873 for £400 dead rent dated – 1874; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) Thomas Callender Hinde of Ross, gent., and the Yniscedwyn Iron, Steel and Coal Co. Ltd.; All mines and minerals of coal, culm and ironstone lying beneath a common called Drim in the parish of Ystradgynlais, measuring 130a
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 106/2-4> Lease and Draft Lease for 42 years from 29 Sept. 1878 for £20 13s annual rent and royalties dated – 1879; (i) Joseph Richard Cobb of Brecon, gent., to; ii) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; Piece of land with part of the River Tawe, part of Ynisbydafe Farm in the parish of Ystradgynlais, for Gwaun Clawdd Wharf, and the underlying minerals; Includes plan; Enclosed: covering letter
[1 parchment, 2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 106/5> Analysis of lease from J. R. Cobb esq. to M. Stuart Williams esq. n.d., c. 1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 106/6> Notice by the sole executor and residuary legatee of James Palmer Budd esq., surviving lessee, as to the intention to determine a lease [originally dated 1 Oct. 1859] at Lady Day [25 Mar.] 1885 Sept. 1884
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 106/7> Wages paid to workmen during the course of repairs to Castella 1893-1894
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 106/8> Bundle of correspondence relating to the lease of Gwaun Clawdd Wharf, and copy of the draft lease (see D/D Ab 106/2-4 above) 1879-1880
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 106/9> Bundle of correspondence relating to minerals at Gwaunclawdd 1882-1883
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 107/1> Plan of a trial level to the north and east of Gwaun-y-Clawdd farm, with a covering letter to the effect that the level had to be abandoned 1902
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 107/2> Memorandum and articles of association of the Dillwyn Colliery Company Ltd. 28 Apr. 1900
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 107/3> Memorandum and articles of association of the Swansea Valley Anthracite Collieries Company Ltd. 29 Jan. 1903
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 107/4> Memorandum and articles of association of the Gwaunclawdd Abercrave Colliery Co. Ltd. 11 July 1905
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 107/5> Report by Daniel Rees after an inspection of the Gwaunclawdd Colliery 21 Feb. 1898
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 107/6-40> Quarterly reports of the Gwaunclawdd Colliery Co. as to progress at the colliery

<D/D Ab 107/6> 30 Sept. 1898

<D/D Ab 107/7> 31 Dec. 1898

<D/D Ab 107/8> 31 Mar. 1899

<D/D Ab 107/9> 30 June 1899

<D/D Ab 107/10> 29 Sept. 1899

<D/D Ab 107/11> 31 Dec. 1899

<D/D Ab 107/12> 30 June 1900

<D/D Ab 107/13> 29 Sept. 1900

<D/D Ab 107/14> 31 Mar. 1901

<D/D Ab 107/15> 31 June 1901

<D/D Ab 107/16> 30 Sept. 1901

<D/D Ab 107/17> 25 Dec. 1901

<D/D Ab 107/18> 31 Dec. 1901

<D/D Ab 107/19> 25 Mar. 1902

<D/D Ab 107/20> 30 June 1902

<D/D Ab 107/21> 30 Sept. 1902

<D/D Ab 107/22> 31 Dec. 1902

<D/D Ab 107/23> 31 Mar. 1903

<D/D Ab 107/24> 30 June 1903

<D/D Ab 107/25, 26> Sept. 1903

<D/D Ab 107/27> Dec. 1903

<D/D Ab 107/28> Mar. 1904

<D/D Ab 107/29> June 1904

<D/D Ab 107/30> Dec. 1905

<D/D Ab 107/31-33> Mar. 1906

<D/D Ab 107/34> June 1906

<D/D Ab 107/35> Sept. 1906

<D/D Ab 107/36> Dec. 1906

<D/D Ab 107/37> Mar. 1907

<D/D Ab 107/38> June 1907

<D/D Ab 107/39> Sept. 1907

<D/D Ab 107/40> Dec. 1907
[35 files]


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<D/D Ab 107/41> Case in Chancery, Hill v. the Swansea Valley Anthracite Collieries Company Ltd., further observations for counsel for the applicant 1904
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 107/42> List of covenants from a lease to G. W. Ashdown esq., which have been broken in the opinion of John Roberts, mining engineer 1898
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 107/43> Bundle of correspondence relating to the Gwaunclawdd Colliery 1896-1904
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 108> Bundle of papers including correspondence relating to the progress of mineral extraction from the Gwaun Clawdd colliery site, and quarterly reports of the Gwaun Clawdd Colliery Co. as to progress, 30 Sept. 1905 and Sept. 1908 1897-1908
[1 bundle]


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Papers relating to the Maesteg Bettws Llantwit Colliery Co.

<D/D Ab 109> Bundle of papers relating to the Maesteg Bettws Colliery including special rules for the running of the colliery with covering letter 1903, correspondence, bill of charges of Messrs. Randall as to perusal and completion of agreements for leases and leases of certain minerals, 1901-1902, correspondence 1901-1902, and: Agreement dated 13 Feb. 1902, W. J. Mayne & Co., Eastern Depot, GWR, Swansea, to The Maesteg Bettws Llantwit Colliery Co., to maintain and look after 75 narrow gauge railway wagons 1901-1903
[1 bundle]


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Papers relating to the minerals under Cilhepste Farm, Glynneath

<D/D Ab 110> Correspondence relating to leases of part of the Cilhepste Estate for a gunpowder factory dated 15 July 1859, and of the minerals dated 31 Dec. 1873 1881-1887
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 111> Counterpart Lease for 21 years from 25 Mar. 1888 for £30 annual rent dated 6 Oct. 1887; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., and John Bevan of Cowbridge, esq., to; ii) Osborne Sheppard and Joseph Weston Young of Neath; Land measuring 495a 3r 17p called Cilhepste Fawr, Cilhepste Fach, Clwy-ryd-y-vane [Clwyd-rhyd-fan], and Cefn-y-Dinas and the ground between it and the Lyshridd Brook in the parish of Penderin, Breconshire
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 112> Agreement for continuing yearly tenancy for £60 annual rent and royalties dated 9 May 1918; (i) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) Philip Nevile Fream Sheppard and Henry Edwin Hunter Kent of Glynneath, firebrick manufacturers; Land measuring 495a 3r 17p called Cilhepste Fawr, Cilhepste Fach, Clwy-ryd-y-vane [Clwyd-rhyd-fan], and Cefn-y-Dinas and the ground between it and the Lyshridd [?Sychryd] Brook in the parish of Penderin, Breconshire, as in D/D Ab 111 above
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 113> Heads of agreement for a lease of limestone and silica underlying land belonging to Godfrey H. Williams esq. on the Cilhepste Estate proposed to be let to Mr J. Rees, an area of 61a, to be let for 21 years from 29 Sept. 1919 for £50 dead rent, £2 per acre surface rent and royalties. Also includes plan of the area to be let, and a plan of the silica workings of the Vale of Neath Dinas Firebrick & Cement Co. Ltd. showing workings in 1917, 1918 and 1920 1917-1920
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 114> File of correspondence relating to the termination of the tenancy of the Cilhepste minerals and the drawing up of a new lease on similar terms. Includes plan showing the area under discussion, scale 6" to the mile 1928-1929
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 115> Correspondence from John Bevan relating to lease of the powder works at Glynneath, and mineral ventures on the Cilhepste Estate 1884-1889
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 116> Correspondence relating to an agreement for a lease of Cilhepste Quarries 1935
[1 file]


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Papers relating to the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd.

<D/D Ab 117> 'Regulations for the management of a company limited by shares', published in the London Gazette 1906
[1 booklet]


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<D/D Ab 118> Rough draft articles of association of the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd., being an altered version of the articles of association of the New Ystradowen Collieries Co. Ltd. 1911
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 119> Draft memorandum of association of the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd. 1911
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 120> Draft articles of association of the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd. 1911
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 121-123> Proof and final version of Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd. 1911
[3 booklets]


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<D/D Ab 124/1-3> Agreement dated 23 Dec. 1911; (i) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; Agreements as to the establishment of the Collieries company and the co-operation between the company and G. H. J. Williams
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 125> Notes on memorandum and articles of association 1911
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 126> Copy resolution as to the payment of dividends 1916
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 127> Amended statement showing the amount of debt in respect of which 30000 debentures were issued 1916
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 128> Resolution as to the dividend on shares for the year 1916 1916
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 129> Case for counsel as to the payment of debentures of £30000, and letters relating to the payment 1916
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 130-136> Certificates of transfer of shares in the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. 24 June 1916
[7 envelopes]


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Leases of land and minerals to the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd.

<D/D Ab 137> Draft Lease for 99 years from 25 Dec. 1910 for £3000 dead rent and royalties for coal, fireclay and ironstone dated – 1911; (i) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; All mines and minerals lying under the Aberpergwm Estate, the Castellau Estate, Derlwyn, Bedwhir, Tredigan and Gwirabach, in the parishes of Neath Higher and Llantrisant
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 138, 139> Lease and Counterpart Lease for 14 years from 25 Dec. 1915 for £1000 annual rent dated 24 June 1916; (i) Godfrey Herbert Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.,; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; Piece of land in the parish of Glyncorrwg called Glanyrafon, part of Clyn-y-Court Farm; Includes plan
[2 parchment files]


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<D/D Ab 140> Counterpart Lease for 60 years from 25 Dec. 1911 for £1 per acre annual rent dated 20 Nov. 1916; (i) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; Piece of land between the River Neath and the Neath Canal with sidings and bridges, in the parish of Neath Higher; Includes plan
[1 parchment file]


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<D/D Ab 141> Bundle of correspondence relating to the above deeds, and to the Aberpergwm Collieries Company undertakings 1911-1916
[1 bundle]


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Deeds of minerals under the Aberpergwm Estates in the parishes of Neath Higher and Blaengwrach

<D/D Ab 142> Lease and Draft Lease for 10 years from 1 Sept. 1897 for £50 dead rent dated 20 Apr. 1897; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; ii) David Morgan Llewellin of Pontypool, mining engineer and John Jenkins of Pontypool, merchant; Minerals in the Nine Foot Seam lying under 8 acres of land in the parish of Blaengwrach; Enclosed: heads of terms for the lease, and related correspondence 1897-1898
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 143> Agreement dated – 1899; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) [name of second party not filled in]; For lease of minerals under Derlwyn Mawr and Aberpergwm Coedcae in the parish of Neath Higher; Includes draft and related correspondence
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 144> Conveyance dated 27 July 1909; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of St Donat's Castle, esq., with; ii) The Rev. John Wordsworth of Wigton, Cumberland, clerk in Holy Orders, Amy Catherine Cramer Roberts of London, spinster, and Herbert Pennington of London, solicitor, with; iii) Richard Pennington of London, solicitor, with; iv) The Right Honourable Robert St John Fitzwalter Baron Dunboyne, with; v) Reginald Eden Dickson of Wickham Market, Sufolk, esq., with; vi) Richard Pennington and the Rev. Walter William Skeat of Cambridge, clerk in Holy Orders, with; vii) The Rev. James Simpson of South Walsham, Norfolk, clerk in Holy Orders, with; viii) Richard Bennington; ix) Sir Griffith Thomas of Court Herbert, Neath, knight; Mines and minerals lying beneath part of Parcbach farm in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath; Includes plan
[1 parchment file]


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<D/D Ab 145> Copy Draft Lease for 30 years from 25 Dec. 1915 for £215 annual rent and royalties dated – 1916; (i) Evan Evans Bevan of Cadoxton House, esq., to; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; Vein or seam of coal known as the Brass Vein, under farms called Waunmarchog and Brynwydd, in the parish of Neath Higher, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath; Enclosed: Copy draft Grant of right of free drainage, the Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd. to Evan Evans Bevan, dated – 1916; also related correspondence 1916
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 146, 147> Envelope containing papers relating to a proposed lease of the Red Vein lying beneath Graig Clwyd Fechan and Craig Clwyd, for 60 years from 25 Mar. 1916, and the Brass Vein and Blewers Vein lying beneath Bryn-ceiliogod and Derlwyn-mawr farms, for 30 years from 25 Dec. 1915, Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., with the Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd., to Evan Evans Bevan of Neath, colliery proprietor; includes correspondence, plans, statements, agreement to lease, and 'statutory regulations for the management of a company limited by shares and registered without special articles of association contained in the first schedule to the Companies (Consolidation) Act 1908' 1915
[2 envelopes]


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Leases of minerals under properties in the parish of Llandeilo Talybont

<D/D Ab 148> Agreement to lease for 80 years from 1 Mar. 1901 for £40 annual rent and royalties dated – 1901; (i) John Llewellyn of Albion House, Brynamman, ironmonger, to; ii) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, gent., Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, Gent., and Moir Ogilvy Spence of Glynneath, land agent; Minerals lying beneath farm called Tynybedw otherwise Tyrybedw, in the parish of Llandeilo Talybont
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 149> Agreement to lease for 80 years from 1 Mar. 1901 for £60 annual rent and royalties dated – 1901; (i) William Llewellyn of Brynamman, gent., to; ii) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, gent., Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, gent., and Moir Ogilvy Spence of Glynneath, land agent; Minerals lying beneath farm called Hendrewen in the parish of Llandeilo Talybont
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 150> Correspondence relating to the above leases, and solicitor's bills for drawing up the deeds 1901
[1 bundle]


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Surveyor's reports of inspections of mines

<D/D Ab 151> 'Report on certain mineral properties situate in the Vale of Neath', including the Blaengwrach Estate, the Pwllfaron Estate, the Forchgoch Estate, and the Venallt Estate, with a note that 'it is intended to form a Company, to be called "The Neath Vale Iron and Coal Company"...' 1836
[1 paper, printed]


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<D/D Ab 152> Surveyor's report on the minerals under the Aberpergwm estate 1861
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 153> Report by David Llewellin on the 18 feet workings of the Aberpergwm Colliery 1878
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 154> Report on Pwllfaron Colliery nos. 1 and 2 tracts 1878
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 155> Report on minerals at Waun Clawdd 1879
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 156, 157> Report on minerals at the Aberpergwm Collieries, Pwllfaron Colliery, Dunraven Adare Colliery and Waun Clawdd Colliery 1879
[2 files]


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<D/D Ab 158> Report on minerals at the Aberpergwm Collieries, Pwllfaron and in the Swansea Valley 1882
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 159> Report on the Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries 1892
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 160> Report on the Gwaunclawdd Colliery 1896
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 161> Envelope containing surveyor's reports and plans of workings in the Empire Colliery, Brynteg Colliery and Glyncorrwg Colliery 1919-1920
[1 envelope; damaged by damp]


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Papers relating to coal wagons and railway rolling stock

<D/D Ab 162> Bundle of correspondence with railway wagon manufacturers in Rotherham, Birmingham and Cardiff and quotations relating to orders for railway wagons 1895-1906
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 163> Bundle of correspondence and specifications for saddle tank engines, and: Agreement to rent for 4½ years from 25 Mar. 1896 for £43 15s rent per quarter and £200 for delivery dated 19 Mar. 1896; (i) Messrs. Peckett & Sons, Atlas Locomotive Works, Bristol, to; ii) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; A 4-wheel outside-cylinder locomotive engine
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 164> Bundle of agreements for the hire and maintenance of railway wagons 1896-1910
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 165> Envelope containing agreement for the repair of 582 wagons, and correspondence relating to damage and repair of wagons 1907 and 1915
[1 envelope]


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Papers relating to Pwllfaron and Aberpergwm Collieries

<D/D Ab 166, 167> Revised schedules of plant required by the lessor to be left at the Pwllfaron Colliery 1879
[2 files]


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<D/D Ab 168> Inventory and valuation of plant at Pwllfaron Colliery 1910
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 169> Report on the adjudication on a dispute between workers and management at Pwllfaron Colliery over the rate of pay for advances, 1892, with covering letter 1896 1892, 1896
[4 papers]


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<D/D Ab 170, 171> 'Coal books' recording daily takings or daily wages [no names are specified, and the columns recording information are not identified]; 1863-1864; 1866-1867
[2 vols.]


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<D/D Ab 172> Bundle of correspondence and reports relating to Pwllfaron Colliery, including remarks on lease to Edward Prothero dated 1821 and draft lease to C. Price and C. Waring (no date given) of minerals at Pwllfaron, notice to give up take of coal in the Aberpergwm Estate 1876, reports as to mining at Pwllfaron, 1873-1875, and related correspondence 1870s
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 173> Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries: fortnightly abstract of pay account giving details of total wages for each category of work (individuals' names are not given) Jan.-Dec. 1899, 1904
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 174> Fortnightly reports of results of working at the Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries, recording number of days worked, total wages, output of each colliery and details of stock held Jan.-Dec. 1899
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 175> Book of duplicate reports of results of working at the Aberpergwm and Pwllfaron Collieries (as in no. 174 above) 1918-1920
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 176> Original bundle of papers relating to business between Henry Lamplough and Morgan Williams mainly relating to the construction and maintenance of a branch line to Glynneath, including the following: Draft Lease for 60 years for £450 dead rent and royalties dated – 1880; i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) Henry Lamplough of London, gent., trading as the Abernant Ironworks and Collieries Company; Seams called the 4ft, the 18ft and the 9ft seams together with associated ironstone, and also 2 cottages called Pwllfaron, one called Engine Cottage, and engine house, stables, stone house with water wheel, weigh house, blacksmith's shop and wharf with tipping stages, all at Pwllfaron; Agreement dated – 1880; i) Henry Lamplough of London, gent., to; ii) The Great Western Railway Co.; iii) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; Agreement for the construction of a railway line to join with the GWR line near Glynneath; Counsel's opinion relating to a coal yard bridge over the Neath Canal, 15 Dec. 1879; Correspondence relating to the branch railway and haulage agreement, 1879-1880; Plan of Glynneath GWR Station, showing the Aberpergwm Branch Railway, n.d., c. 1880; Agreement as to the provision and haulage of railway wagons, Henry Lamplough of the Abernant Silica Works, Glynneath, to Morgan Stuart Williams of Glynneath, colliery owner, dated 8 June 1889; Contract for making a new fence at Criga, 3 Apr. 1894
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 177> Original bundle of papers relating to proposals for a lease of minerals at Pwllfaron, including the following: Draft Lease for 60 years for £450 dead rent and royalties dated – 1880; i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) Henry Lamplough of London, gent., trading as the Abernant Ironworks and Collieries Company; Seams called the 4ft, the 18ft and the 9ft seams together with associated ironstone, and also 2 cottages called Pwllfaron, one called Engine Cottage, and engine house, stables, stone house with water wheel, weigh house, blacksmith's shop and wharf with tipping stages, all at Pwllfaron (as in no. 176 above); Advertisements directed 'to Capitalists and others' seeking lessees for the Pwllfaron and Aberpergwm Collieries, 1880s; Correspondence from interested applicants, 1881-1883; Rough plan of workings at Pwllfaron Colliery, 1866; Report by Mr D. Llewellin on the minerals and prospects at Pwllfaron Colliery, 1878; Cross section and notes on the strata at the Pwllfaron Colliery veins, 1884
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 178> Statement of accounts, 1917, and covering letters for audited accounts, 1894 and 1896 1894-1917
[1 envelope]


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Royalty accounts for holdings of minerals on the Aberpergwm Estate

<D/D Ab 179> Half-yearly royalties account for the Rhondda Mountain Colliery (lessee D. Llewellin & Co.) 1897
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 180> Half-yearly royalties account for the British Rhondda Colliery Mar. 1898
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 181> Half-yearly royalties account for Gwaunclawdd Colliery (lessee Messrs. The Gwaunclawdd Colliery Co.) 29 Sept. 1897
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 182-189> Quarter-yearly royalties account for Gwaunclawdd Colliery (lessee G. W. Ashdown) 1897-1920
[8 papers]


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<D/D Ab 190> Bundle of papers including correspondence and returns of minerals taken at the Dunraven Adare colliery, at Cilhepste, and by the Ystalyfera Iron Company and the Neath Abbey Coal Company 1880-1884
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 191> Correspondence relating to royalties payable on minerals from the British Rhondda Colliery, and report on pillars left in the Nine Foot Vein at the British Rhondda Colliery. Also heads of agreement for a lease of 8 acres of the Nine Foot Seam near the British Rhondda Colliery 1898-1901
[1 bundle]


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Miscellaneous papers relating to minerals under the Aberpergwm Estate

<D/D Ab 192> Bundle of papers relating to the case [David] Llewellin v [Morgan S.] Williams. The dispute arose because Llewellin had been hired by Williams to survey and report on mines under the Aberpergwm Estate, but had not been paid expenses for travelling and time 1874-1879
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 193> Bill of quantities of work done by Mr George Palmer, contractor, on the Aberpergwm Branch Railway n.d., ?1880
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 194> Letters relating to the opening of the new 18 foot seam at Pwllfaron 1882
[2 papers]


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<D/D Ab 195> Appointment of John Roberts of Swansea, consulting engineer, as mineral surveyor for the Aberpergwm Collieries Company, giving terms and conditions 1896
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 196> Envelope containing papers relating to the Coal Mines Act 1911, including copy of the Act [The Act set out requirements for staff competence, manning levels, safety precautions, employment, record keeping and signaling], also orders from the Ministry of Mines as to the testing of horses for Glanders before being taken underground, additional safety procedures and the supply, use and storage of explosives. Also the Ministry of Mines Bill, entitled 'A Bill to establish a Ministry of Mines, and to regulate the coal industry, and for other purposes connected with the mining industry and the persons employed therein', 1920, with circular letters to be sent to all mine proprietors with a view to galvanizing opposition to the Bill, on account of the proposed limiting of profits from coal production 1911, 1920
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 197, 198> Surrender of Lease and duplicate dated 9 Aug. 1916; (i) The Aberpergwm Collieries Co. Ltd., to; ii) John Wordsworth of Mealsgate, Cumberland, clerk in Holy Orders, with; iii) Walworth Howland Roberts of London, judge in the County Courts, and Herbert Pennington of London, solicitor, with; iii) Herbert Pennington and Hugh Pennington of London, esq., with; iv) Godfrey Herbert Joseph Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; Veins and seams of coal called Ynisarwed Seam, the Red Vein, the Brass Vein and Bluers Vein [beneath lands to the south of Bryn-ceiliogod]; Includes plan
[2 parchments]


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<D/D Ab 199> Note book with daily details of leveling work done at the Aberpergwm Colliery 1917-1918
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 200> Bank book for the Ystradowen Colliery Co. Ltd., in account with the Capital and Counties Bank, Neath 1918-1919
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 201> Papers relating to a wage settlement for clerks at the Aberpergwm Colliery, including correspondence, new pay scale of wages for clerks (giving names of employees), and circulars and orders from the Monmouthshire and South Wales Coal Owners' Association. Also an appeal on behalf of Mr B. Mills-Thomas of Aberdare 1919
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 202> File of papers relating to the Vale of Neath Colliery Company Ltd., including correspondence about royalties, the sale of timber, proposed improvements by the Colonial Lands Improvement Company Ltd., collection of rents and minor improvements and repairs 1925-1929
[1 file]


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Plans of colliery workings and buildings

<D/D Ab 203> Aberpergwm Colliery: plan of proposed new inclined plane to new winning on Eighteen Feet Seam, with copies, amendments and notes, 1895, and plan of proposed bridge at Aberpergwm Collieries, 1894 1894, 1895
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 204> Plan and elevation of lamp room at Aberpergwm Colliery n.d.
[2 plans, rolled]


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<D/D Ab 205> Plan of unidentified colliery building containing bench saws n.d.
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 206> Plan of a pile driver n.d.
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 207> Plan showing land required for outfall works at Pentre Malwod near Glynneath 1910
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 208> Plan of land beside the Aberpergwm Sidings, near the River Neath 1910
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 209> Plan showing surface land on the Aberpergwm Estate taken by the Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd. 1912
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 210> Plan to accompany a deed relating to minerals to be exchanged between Evan Evans Bevan and Godfrey Williams (see D/D Ab 145 above) n.d., probably 1916
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 211> Profile of geological strata near the Ynyscedwyn Ironworks, Ystradgynlais, copied by Philip Thomas, land and mineral engineer, for the Rev. T. Williams [of Aberpergwm] 1852
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 212> Plan showing the underground workings of the British Rhondda Colliery, in relation to the area leased from the Aberpergwm Estate, giving the date of each working n.d., c. 1900
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 213> Plan of silica workings on the north eastern side of the Sychryd belonging to the Vale of Neath Dinas Fire Brick and Cement Company Ltd. n.d.
[1 plan]


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Papers relating to churches and chapels

<D/D Ab 214> Copy Deed of Sequestration by Nicholas, Bishop of St Davids, of £200 from the living of the Vicar of Ystradgynlais, in accordance with a judgement of the Court of Great Sessions in Brecon, in relation to a debt of £200 owed by the Vicar, James Powell, to Francis Lewis, and also the payment of £52 expenses and interest 18 Oct. 1733
[1 paper, fragile]


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<D/D Ab 215> Papers relating to the restoration of the chancel of Aberpergwm Church, including receipts for contributions for the restoration and bills and accounts from tradesmen involved in the restoration 1884-1888
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 216> Correspondence relating to the augmentation of the funds available to support the incumbent of Aberpergwm 1894
[4 papers]


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<D/D Ab 217> Correspondence with the Queen Anne's Bounty Commission regarding the augmentation of funds to support the incumbent of Aberpergwm [the Commission generally aimed to match any funding privately raised] 1896
[1 bundle]


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<D/D Ab 218> Faculty for the erection of a memorial tablet to Captain Idris Williams, deceased, in Aberpergwm Church 30 Dec. 1916
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 219> Papers relating to Addoldy Chapel, Glynneath, and Blaengwrach Unitarian Chapel, including: Lease for 999 years from 25 Mar. 1838 for 5s annual rent dated 27 June 1838; (i) William Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) The Rev. Phillip Griffiths of Alltwen, the Rev. Daniel Griffiths of Tonna, John Thomas of Glynneath, grocer, Walter Jones of Carn-y-Crochan, Ystradfellte, gent., and Morgan Jones of Aberclwyd, yeoman; Piece of land, part of a field called Caebach, part of Abernanthir in the parish of Neath Higher, measuring 2r, on the road from Abernanthir to Maesmarchog, for the purpose of building a chapel or meeting house to be called Addoldy, Glynnedd, for a congregation of Independent Calvinists; Particulars of a resolution made by a committee of the congregation of Blaengwrach Unitarian Church to sell their building for £200, on condition that the chapel is used for Christian worship, 29 Nov. 1860; Correspondence relating to the purchase by the trustees of Addoldy Chapel of the freehold of the chapel and graveyard, 1934
[1 file]


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Papers relating to schools in Glynneath

<D/D Ab 220> File of papers relating to the National Schools, Glynneath, including the following: Certificate of grant of £40 in aid of repairs and improvements for Neath Higher National School, Glynneath, 1904; Mortgage for £250 dated 21 June 1906; i) The Rev. John Daniel James, clerk in Holy Orders, David Rees of Cadoxton, brewer, and George Thomas Sims of Neath, agent, the Vicar and churchwardens of the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, to; ii) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; The National Schools, Glynneath, as described in a plan on the conveyance of the school site dated 1 Dec. 1860; Memorandum of appointment of J. R. Shepherd as head teacher of Neath Higher Church of England School, 1908; Memorandum of appointment of Muriel Shepherd as assistant teacher of Neath Higher Church of England School, n.d., ?1908; Memorandum of appointment of Mary Morgan as assistant teacher of Neath Higher Church of England School, n.d., ?1908; Particulars of school building improvements, 1908; Accounts and notes of repayment of loans, 1908-1912; Notice of proposed new schools to provide 300 places for children in Glynneath and 200 at Maesmarchog, 1910; Memorandum of arrangement dated 22 Feb. 1912; i) The Rev. J. L. Thomas vicar of Aberpergwm, Edward Jenkin Hopkins of Heathfield House, Glynneath, John Harrett of Malvern House, Glynneath, Moir Ogilvy-Spence of Maesyffynon, Glynneath, Godfrey Herbert Williams of Aberpergwm, and William Davies of Plâsyfelin, Glynneath, managers of the Neath Higher Church of England School, to; ii) Glamorgan County Council; Arrangement as to the use of Neath Higher Church School as a council school by Glamorgan County Council for three years
[1 file]


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Papers relating to the amalgamation of Neath Higher and Neath Middle parish councils

<D/D Ab 221> Order of Glamorgan County Council addressed to the parish councils of Neath Higher and Neath Middle, the overseers of the poor for those parishes, the Neath Union Board of Guardians and Neath Rural District Council, ordering the amalgamation of the parishes of Neath Middle and Neath Higher 1902
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 222> Petition of the councilors of Neath Middle parish against the order of Glamorgan County Council creating a unified Neath Higher parish 1902
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 223> Brief on behalf of Neath Middle objecting to the order to create a unified Neath Higher parish, on the grounds of non-consultation 1902
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 224> Order disallowing the amalgamation of Neath Middle and Neath Higher parishes, with related correspondence 1902
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 225> Solicitor's bill for acting on behalf of Neath Middle in the above dispute 1902
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 226> Correspondence relating to the above actions 1902
[1 bundle]


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Papers relating to roads, canals and railways

<D/D Ab 227> Papers relating to the level crossing at Aberpergwm Colliery, including plans of the crossing, notice of application to the County Roads Board, and copy resolution of the Board granting permission to lay rails across the road 1879
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 228> Envelope of correspondence relating to the construction of a bridge near the Lamb and Flag pub, Glynneath 1893
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 229> Agreement dated 2 Sept. 1914; (i) The Great Western Railway Company; ii) The Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd.; Agreement to provide a train between Merthyr and Glynneath to bring people to work at the Aberpergwm Colliery
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 230> Envelope containing correspondence relating to the Dinas Tramway and a claim for repairs and on expiration of the lease to Mr W. Davies 1922
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 231> Envelope of correspondence with the Neath Canal Company relating to the need for minor maintenance 1924-1927
[1 envelope]


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Y Ddraig Goch, yacht belonging to Godfrey Williams

<D/D Ab 232> Log book of Y Ddraig Goch on a journey to Belfast, Falmouth and other ports, kept by Godfrey Williams 1912-1913
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 233> Typed extracts from the log book of the yacht Y Ddraig Goch, including copy correspondence relating to repairs and insurance 1912-1913
[1 vol.]


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Tithes

<D/D Ab 234> Tithe account for the hamlets of Neath Uchaf and Neath Ganol [Neath Higher and Middle] in the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath 1807
[2 papers, very fragile]


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Bills for repairs

<D/D Ab 235> File containing bills for building materials provided by Browning, Jones and Morris of Cardiff for the Aberpergwm Collieries Company Ltd. 1919-1921
[1 file]


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Hospital

<D/D Ab 236> Inventory and valuation of stock and equipment at Aberpergwm Red Cross hospital n.d., between 1914 and 1918
[1 vol.]


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Papers relating to the repair and upkeep of farms and houses on the Aberpergwm Estate

<D/D Ab 237> Plan and specifications for erecting a cart and implement shed at Maesmarchog Farm, near Glynneath 1895
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 238> Specifications of works to be executed in the erection of farm buildings on Dyffryn Lloff Farm 1901
[1 file, rolled]


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<D/D Ab 239> Envelope containing plans, tenders and correspondence for alterations and additions to Maesyffynon, Glynneath 1900
[1 envelope]


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<D/D Ab 240> Envelope of papers and plans relating to the sale of the Abernant Works, 1908, and houses to be built at Maesmarchog, 1929 1908, 1929
[1 envelope]


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Schedules of properties belonging to the Aberpergwm and Castellau Estates

<D/D Ab 241> Schedule of properties and funds subject to the trusts of the resettlement of 1 Mar. 1899, giving a description of the estate and its farms and minerals, and listing the farms subject to the resettlement, with the names of their tenants and their value 1899
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 242> Rough rental of the Aberpergwm Estate giving the names of the farms with their annual rent, prepared with reference to a mortgage n.d., c. 1900
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 243> Copy schedule and valuation of furniture at the Lamb and Flag Public House, made in anticipation of an agreement being made between William Lake and Lewis Thomas 1874
[1 paper]


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Action 'Williams v Gandy and another', 1907

<D/D Ab 244> File of correspondence relating to an action between Mr Williams and James Gandy over the price of some horses provided by Gandy 1905-1907
[1 file]


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Miscellaneous title deeds

<D/D Ab 245> Agreement to lease for a yearly tenancy from 25 Mar. 1898 for £30 annual rent dated – 1897; (i) Morgan Stuart Williams of Aberpergwm, esq., to; ii) Godfrey Herbert Williams junior of Aberpergwm, esq.; Piece of land in the parish of Neath Middle measuring 1a 14p for a plant for washing, screening or breaking coal; Includes plan
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 246> Copy Lease for 10 years from Whitsunday 1920 for £250 annual rent dated 23 May 1920; (i) The Right Honourable Gilbert Heathcote Drummond Willoughby, earl of Ancaster, to; ii) Godfrey Herbert Williams of Aberpergwm, esq.; House and lodge called Dalclathic Lodge, with the furniture [in Scotland]
[1 file]


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Miscellaneous

<D/D Ab 247> The life of Mr Cleveland, natural son of Oliver Cromwell n.d., 18th century
[1 vol., fragile]


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<D/D Ab 248> 'Legacy of St David to ... the Ancient British, edited with notes by the late Charles Smith of Gwernllwynwith [Gwernllwynchwith]', being a recipe for brewing ale n.d., early 19th century
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 249> Memorandum and articles of association of J. and C. Holcroft Ltd. 1907
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 250> File containing deeds relating to the Aubrey and Gough families of Willsbury, Gloucestershire and Ynyscedwyn, including the following: Lease for 7 years from 2 Feb. 1747 for £42 annual rent dated 23 Feb. 1747; i) William Gough of Willsbury in the parish of St Briavels, Gloucestershire, gent., to; ii) Thomas Turner of St Maughans parish, Monmouthshire, yeoman; The Lower House, Willsbury; Lease for 20 years from 2 Feb. 1749 for £30 annual rent dated 6 Nov. 1749; i) William Gough of Willsbury in the parish of St Briavels, Gloucestershire, gent., to; ii) Thomas Baker of Alvington, Gloucestershire, husbandman; The Lower House, Wilsbury; Counterpart Lease for the lives of Elizabeth Gibbs, wife of the lessee, and Morgan William and Catherine William their son and daughter, for £5 annual rent, dated 8 Apr. 1760; i) John Woodhouse of Essex Street, London, gent., who survived Matthew Bowen as trustee of the Will of Richard Gough Aubrey, deceased, named in an Act of Parliament, with; ii) The Rev. James Gough Aubrey of Ynyscedwyn, clerk, to; ii) William David Gibbs of the parish of Llangiwg, yeoman; Farm called Pant y Gwanydd, Alltygrug, in the parish of Llangiwg; Bond in £100 to secure the observance of the conditions and provisos in the lease of Pant y Gwanydd Farm (see above), William David Gibbs to the Rev. James Gough Aubrey, dated 8 Apr. 1760
[1 file]


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<D/D Ab 251> Appointment of Richard Fowler Rickards of Llantrisant, esq., by John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries, as gamekeeper of the manor of Glynronthy, except the hamlet of Rhigos 10 Sept. 1830
[1 paper]


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Sale catalogues and plans

<D/D Ab 252> Particulars and conditions of sale of farm house, lands and underlying minerals called Castella Vach [corrected to Castella Ucha] otherwise Pentref, in the parish of Llantrisant, measuring 49a 3r 13p, and three fields adjoining measuring 16a 2r 12p 28 July 1877
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 253> Particulars, plan and conditions of sale of a farm called Cencoed, in the parish of Llantrisant, measuring 98a 2r 19p 3 Feb. 1879
[1 paper]


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<D/D Ab 254> Particulars, plan and catalogue for the sale of the Dunraven Colliery in the parish of Ystradyfodwg in the Rhondda Valley, producing both house and steam coal, with the machinery, plant, buildings etc., also a house described as a 'capital messuage called Tydraw', and two farms called Tydraw and Hendre Gellin, and also 136 cottages adjoining 12 Apr. 1890
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 255> Plan of freehold estates in the parish of Ystradgynlais put up for sale at the Mackworth Hotel, Swansea, including farms called Cwm Canol, Tir-y-Cwm, Blaen-y-Cwm, Neuadd Llwyd and Fforchorllwyn 27 Aug. 1891
[1 plan, torn and fragile]


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<D/D Ab 256> Plan of freehold estates in the parish of Ystradgynlais put up for sale at the Mackworth Hotel, Swansea, including farms called Cwm Tawe Uchaf, Gwaun y Clawdd, Gwaun-ton, Cae'r Bont, the Lamb and Flag and houses, not named 27 Aug. 1891
[1 plan, torn]


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<D/D Ab 257> Plans, particulars and catalogue of sale of the Ynysarwed Estates in the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, Glyncorrwg, Llangyfelach and Neath, including farms called Tirbach, Tonpurthin, Ynismenyn, Ynisdomlyd, Pantydrainen (and the minerals lying beneath), Glyn Coch, Hendregarreg, Blaennant, shops in Neath, and the Ynisarwed Colliery 26 Nov. 1891
[1 vol., much damaged by damp, and not to be produced]


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<D/D Ab 258> Plans, particulars and conditions of sale of the Bryndu, Caerbryn and Empire Collieries, situated at Glynneath, with all the fixed plant and machinery 8 July 1904
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 259> Catalogue for the sale of household furniture in Horham Hall, Thaxted, Essex 16 and 17 Mar. 1905
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 260> Plan, particulars and conditions of sale of Mill Farm in the parish of Monknash, measuring 144a 3r [a pencil note records 'sold for £4025 to Mr John Thomas, Lisworney'] 8 July 1905
[1 vol.]


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<D/D Ab 261, 262> Plans and particulars of sale of part of the Fedw-Hir Estate, sold by the executors of the late Mrs Annie Edwards, including farms called Ton-y-Ffildre (184a 32p), Nant-y-Fedwen (141a 2r 11p), Blaen-Nedd and Gelli-Nedd (226a 24p), 3 cottages, gardens and pasture land called Pencommon, farms called Penygraig (108a 1r 14p), Llwyngollen (22a 3r 22p), Fedw-Hir (38a 2r 25p), Pencoed Farm and Thomas Row Cottages (33a 3r 31p), and a building site at Aberdare called Llwydcoed. For each farm there is a reference table giving field names and areas, and a plan 11 Sept. 1911
[2 vols., one damaged by damp]


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<D/D Ab 263> Particulars and conditions of sale of part of the Rheola Estate in the parish of Ystradgynlais, including farms, smallholdings and farms called The Rheola Arms, Bwllfa House, Bwllfa Cottage, The Old Shop and adjoining houses, Noddfa Baptist Chapel, Trefleming and Plasyddol, all in the village of Abercrâf, and Llwynturnor Farm (83a 3r 25p), Garth Farm (225a 1r 6p), Llwynllafrod Farm (75a 2r 36p), Gwerngilfach Farm (53a 3r 7p), and mines and minerals in the possession of the International Anthracite Colliery Co. 10 Feb. 1920
[1 vol.]


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Maps and plans

<D/D Ab 264-268> Ordnance survey 1:2500 1st edition Breconshire sheets 37.15, 43.2, 43.3, 43.6 and 43.7, annotated in watercolour to show the Aberpergwm Estate (surface and minerals) in the parish of Ystradgynlais 1877
[5 plans]


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<D/D Ab 269> O.S. 6" 1st Edition sheet 4, annotated with mineral holdings 1884
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 270> OS 1:2500 2nd Edition sheets 25.14 and 25.15, joined together, annotated with mineral holdings 1898
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 271> Plans drawn up by Neath Rural District Council to show the intended path of conduits associated with the construction of Ystradfellte Reservoir 1907
[1 roll of 6 plans]


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<D/D Ab 272> The Vale of Neath Dinas Fire Brick and Cement Co. Ltd., plan of silica workings on the north east side of the River Sichryd June 1905
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 273> Plan showing part of the Dinas Tramway, running along the southern bank of the River Neath eastwards from Pont Walby to Craig-y-Dinas Quarry 1913
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 274> Plan showing the location of the Glynneath Mills to the east of Dinas Bridge, beside the River Melita n.d., ?c. 1913
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 275> Map entitled 'Rough plan of Drim Common in the parish of Ystradgynlais in the county of Brecon' 1833
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 276> Map showing land ownership around the village of Llangyfelach, with the boundaries of rise workings in the Five Feet Vein at Pentrefelen Colliery, in the parish of Llangyfelach 1863
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 277> Map showing land ownership near Cadle in the parish of Llangyfelach 1863
[1 plan]


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<D/D Ab 278> Plan of a Walker fan and engines
[1 plan, rolled, fragile and torn]


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Pictures

<D/D Ab 279> Lithograph of Warwick Castle from the bridge 'drawn from nature & on stone, by J. Brandart' n.d., ?1870s
[1 paper]





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