Deeds and documents of Sarah and Thomas Lewis, Pentwyn Farm, Mynyddislwyn

Scope and Content

Papers of the Lewis family of Pentwyn and others, 1765-1939, including deeds, marriage settlements and related documents, 1768-1939, relating to properties and mineral rights mainly in Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, but also Bassaleg, Bedwellty, Caerleon, Christchurch, Llanover, Machen and Wilcrick, Monmouthshire, Eglwysilan, Gelligaer, Llandaff, Llanedern, Llanishen, Llysfaen and Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Tiddenham in Gloucestershire, and Ashwick and Bath, Somerset; inventories of deeds of Roger Lewis, [1903]; marriage and death certificates, 1782-1845; wills, letters of administration and probate records, 1765-1830; letters, 1820, 1889-1932; receipts, 1882; declarations, 1843-1857; financial records of Roger Lewis and his estate, 1865-1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

Roger Lewis (d. [1873]) of Gwrhay Fawr, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, was a coalowner who owned property in Mynyddislwyn and elsewhere in Monmouthshire and Glamorgan, and worked Gwrhay Colliery. His properties were a mixture of freehold land and copyhold land, being part of the Manor of Abercarn. Among Roger's five children was Thomas Lewis (d. [c. 1886]), who was married to Sarah and farmed Pentwyn, Mynyddislwyn. Sarah outlived her husband, dying in about 1907. They in turn had at least seven children, some of whom were farming at Pentwyn, Penmain, Gwrhay Fach and other farms in Mynyddislwyn in the early 20th century.


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Deposited by Messrs Dolman & Sons, Newport.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Schedule of the deeds and documents of the Trustees of the will of Sarah and Thomas Lewis, Pentwyn Farm, Trinant.

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