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[Crawshay=Yeates document]  Marriage Settlement
This 1846 indenture is a deed of settlement on the intended marriage of Robert Thompson Crawshay of Cyfarthfa Castle to Rose Mary Yeates of Caversham in Oxfordshire - where the Crawshays also owned property.  A very lengthy deed in manuscript on 11 large parchment sheets.    (ref 452/3)  55.00 post-free 
Not for export
[Robert Thompson Crawshay was the last of the great Crawshay ironmasters of Glamorgan]

[Tear]  School Reports - St Illtyd's College, Cardiff
Terence Tear was 12 when these reports begin (1935) and the reports end just before the commencement of WWII.  Though Welsh was on the curriculum, it was clearly optional.  Bears signatures of form masters/headmasters.  Cloth bound with gilt lettering & paper label on front cover.  (ref 5373)  8.50

[Cardiff]  Owen/Coates/Lewis Deeds
David Lewis (died 1860) was a Cardiff ship-owner, a shareholder of the Cardiff Steam Towing Company and of the Taff Vale Railway, as well as owning many Cardiff houses - particularly in Bute Street (St Mary Street, Charles Street, Park Place, Millicent Street all get a mention, but his properties in Bute Street - inc the Pier Hotel - which are the more numerous).  The 4  deeds here on offer concern his grandchildren - the inter-related Owens and Coates.  The most substantial (and earliest) deed is an 1879 mortgage & settlement on 5 large parchment sheets, and it accompanied by a mortgage transfer of 1898 and a pair of conveyances dated 1910.  All in manuscript on parchment bearing signatures of parties involved.  This little group (ref 524/90)  25.00 post-free 
Not for export

Cardiff   - WANTED - photos, negatives, archives, reports, number plates etc of the 50 London Transport trolleybuses broken up at Thomson's scrapyard [Dumballs Road] in 1954.

Cardiff Yesterday No 1
Stewart Williams, 1980.  4to, unpaginated but 193 ills (virtually all are photographs).  VG copy in VG d/w.  (ref 0000)  12.00

Cardiff Yesterday No 2
Stewart Williams, 1981.  4to, unpaginated but 215 ills (virtually all are photographs).  VG copy in VG d/w.  (ref 0000)  12.00

Cardiff Yesterday No 4
Stewart Williams, 1982.  4to, unpaginated but 234 ills (virtually all are photographs).  VG copy in VG d/w.  (ref 0000)  14.00

Cardiff Yesterday No 5
Stewart Williams, 1982.  4to, unpaginated but 216 ills (virtually all are photographs).  VG copy in VG d/w.  (ref 0000)  15.00

Cardiff Yesterday No 7
Stewart Williams, 1983.  4to, unpaginated but 211 ills (virtually all are photographs).  VG copy in VG d/w.  (ref 0000)  15.00

Manor and Parish - An Administrative History of Glyncorrwg
Roger L Brown, 1985. A5 in paper covers enclosing 52pp, photo ill of Blaencorrwg Farm on front cover. Chapters headed 'The Manors of the Upper Afan' and 'The Parish Vestry of Glyncorrwg 1754-1815'.  5 copies available, all VG. (refs 8001-8004, 8006) each 4.00 UK post-free

[Llansamlet]  2 Deeds for The Rising Sun Inn, Cnap Coch
The counterpart copy of a lease [ie signed by the lessee rather than the lessor] and an assignment of the lease to Swansea United Breweries just 4 months later.  Both these 1910  items are on parchment, the lease bears a small hand-coloured plan.   (ref 575/1)  12.00 
Not for export

[Llantrissant document]  Conveyance of Cencoed Farm
This 1873 deed records the purchase of Cencoed Farm by John Glassbrook from the Earl of Shrewsbury & Talbot.  A schedule breaks the 98 acre farm into its 26 component fields showing acreages and state of cultivation - this is accompanied by a small hand-coloured plan.  A second schedule lists deeds and documents going back to 1855.  At the time of this 1873 sale the tenant farmer was Thomas Davies.   Manuscript on 7 large [approx 27"x21"] parchment sheets.  (ref 93/12)  18.00 

The Registers of Llantrithyd, Glamorganshire, 1571-1810
Edited by H Seymour Hughes, 1888.  Royal 8vo, maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering & lines, 80pp inc index.  The title is not entirely accurate as the marriages are transcribed only to 1752 and no baptism entries survive before 1597.   This is by far the best of the very few copies we've seen of this quite scarce volume, easily VG.  (ref 1577)  50.00 UK post-free

The Story of the Village of Mumbles
Gerald Gabb, 1986.  80pp inc index, useful bibliography, 51 ills inc many old photos, map eps.  Predominantly the village from about 1800.  F copy.   (ref 3607)  8.00

The Pennard Manor Court Book 1673-1701
Michael J Edmunds, South Wales Record Society, 2000. This brand new publication includes the complete record of the business transacted in the manor courts. The court's jurisdiction covered the parishes of Pennard and Ilston together with the 'Fee of Trewyddfa', a small area in the parish of Llangyfelach, 10 miles away on the west bank of the River Tawe. Local historians will find much of interest about land ownership, local government, law and order etc, while for the family historian the names and relationships mentioned will supplement what can be gathered from the bishops transcripts and hearth tax returns. Fully indexed with names and places. Order your copies via Chapel Books at the publisher's price of  19.50 UK post-free

A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of the Swansea Region
Stephen Hughes & Paul Reynolds, 1992 new impression.  A5 booklet, 55pp, lots of photos and other ills, centrefold site map.  A fascinating inventory of 173 sites involved in such activities as coal mining, quarrying, copper and other smelting, tinplate, river and port facilities, canals, tramways and railways, mills - even a gunpowder works.  M.  4.50 UK post-free

The Yeomen of Yore
Jack Smith, 1966. 63pp, 2 ills. Anecdotes and history of the Glamorgan Yeomanry 1794-1965. Includes a list of officers in 1918.  2 copies available, both VG. Each 3.50 (ref 0000)

Leaflet for Radio Relay
1932 leaflet issued by Radio Central Exchanges Ltd, who had offices at Pontypridd (phone no Pontypridd 48), Caerphilly, Gilfach Goch and Tonyrefail.  Their broadcasting service also covered Llantrisant, Trehafod and Trebanog (and from the addresses of (presumably) their agents Coedpenmaen, Cilfynydd, Pwllgwaun, Maesycoed, Trallwn and Rhydyfelin).  The list of 'special items this week' included Tom Jones from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne.  We knew he was old, but.........   Ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp in one corner.  Probably quite scarce, especially in this nice fresh condition. (ref 252/117)   3.00 UK post-free

South Wales and Monmouth Record Society vol 4, 1957
Tall 8vo in printed buff card covers, 180pp, a few map ills. Some very interesting subjects:-
Accounts of the Ministers of the Lordship of Monmouth for the year 1256-1257 [26pp].
A Selection from the Records of the Lordship of Senghenydd with Caerphilly from the 13th to 15th Century [20pp].
The Friaries of Cardiff & Newport - the 1st Financial Accounts after the Suppression viz for 1538-1539 [6pp].
Sessions in Eyre in the Lordship of Gower & Kilvey 1524: Records of Dispute Earl of Worcester v his Tenants [12pp].
Monmouthshire Recusants in the Reigns of Elizabeth and James I (with maps) [43pp].
The Copper Industry of Swansea and Neath: The Record of a Suit in the Court of Exchequer 1723 [30pp].
The Parish of Rumney as seen from the Registers of the Parish from 1744 to 1854 [10pp].
Trafalgar Commemoration Year 1955: the Men of Glamorgan who took part in the Battle [2pp].
Quite a nice copy, VG. (ref 2787)  15.00 [note - this is also on the Monmouthshire page]

POSTCARDS - all post-free within UK

Fiddlers Elbow, St Eynons Church, Abercynon
Real photo with postcard back, unused & undated (perhaps 1900). View is across river towards church in background with what (from the long line of telegraph poles) appears to be a railway embankment in between. No publisher shown but there is a ref 9837. Somewhat faded with age. (ref 0707) 7.50

The River from Bridge, Abercynon
Real photo with postcard back, unused & undated (perhaps 1900). View appears to have been taken from the bridge & is of river upstream with farm buildings on the right bank and in the distance a row of houses high up on the left bank. No publisher shown but there is a ref 9830. Somewhat faded with age. (ref 0708) 7.50