Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford

Scope and Content

Family papers of Lewis of Bronllys, Breconshire and Pontypool, 1681-1813, including Handley of Pontypool, 1606-1707; miscellaneous Monmouthshire deeds, 1649-1669; family papers of Evans of Hereford, 1845-1902; miscellaneous Herefordshire deeds, 1741, 1836.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Lewis of Pontypool married Elizabeth Morgan of Llanwenarth, a widow, on 18th March 1681. She was the daughter of Sir Edward Morgan, baronet, and sister to Edward Morgan, Esquire. They had four sons, Richard, James, Benjamin and Lewis. James married Ruth, the daughter of John Handley of Pontypool, Trevethin, who was a prominent Quaker and his wife, Cecill They had three children, Francis Lewis of Bronllys, Nathaniel Lewis of Llanelly and Ruth Lewis. Their eldest son and heir, Francis Lewis, married Tabitha Williams, only daughter of George Williams of Aberpirgwm, Glamorgan in 1738. Tabitha's grandfather was Lewis Havard of Devynock, Brecknockshire. Their only son and heir, James, married Jennett, daughter of William Davies the Elder of Llanelieu in 1764. Mary Lewis of Trosnant, Pontypool was James second wife. Thomas Evans was the owner of Elms Estate, Hereford. In 1860, his sister-in-law, Esther Chandler of Ailstone Hall bequeathed the hall to him and cash to the Hereford Meeting of the Society of Friends and personal Quaker friends.


Arranged into: Lewis of Bronllys, Breconshire and Pontypool; Monmouthshire deeds; Evans of Hereford; Herefordshire

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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of papers relating to the Lewis family of Bronllys and Pontypool and the Evans family of Hereford.

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