Reference code(s): GB 0210 LLANTILIO
Held at: NLW
Title: Sir Henry Mather-Jackson Collection of Llantilio-Crossenny Deeds
Short title: Mather-Jackson, Henry, Sir, collection of Llantilio-Crossenny deeds
Dates of creation: 1753-1912
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.171 cubic metres (4 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Sir Henry Mather-Jackson
Administrative and biographical history: The Lewis family resided in Monmouthshire and held a prominent position, such as high sheriffs of the county. John Lewis, sheriff in 1757, married Mary Powell (d. 1760), the only daughter of William Powell (d.1723) from his second marriage, who was the heir to a small leasehold estate at Llantilio. Mary's great-grandfather was Walter Powell, a local attorney and steward to the Earl of Worcester and the other landowners, and owner of the Penrhos estate which was inherited by his eldest surviving son. Mary caused a scandal by having an affair with James Parry, an organist, who later wrote a book in his self-defence. She married John Lewis of Llwyn Ffortun who was her lawyer in the suit against Parry. Lewis built the Llantilio Court in 1775. Richard (1749-1836), heir to the estate, married Frances Elizabeth Brigstock (d.1823) of Blaenpant, Cardiganshire in 1772. They had two daughters. The eldest, Mary Anne (d. 1804) married John Barnard Bosanquet in 1804, a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1830. He was the third son to Samuel Bosanquet of Forest House, Essex and Dingestow, Monmouthshire. The youngest daughter, Frances Elizabeth, (1783-1846) married William Taddy (d. 1845), eldest son of Christopher Taddy of Croydon, in 1815. She lived on the estate until her death. In 1847 Colonel Henry Morgan-Clifford, her first-cousin once removed, inherited the estate. He was the MP for Hereford, 1846-1865. He sold Llantilio in 1873 to Sir Samuel Jackson, Baronet of Birkenhead, grandfather of Sir Henry Mather Jackson, 3rd Bt (1855-1942).
Scope and content: Deeds, 1753-1912, relating to the Lewis family of Llantilio Crossenny, Monmouthshire.
System of arrangement: Arranged in two files by year of donation and chronologically within each file.
Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library of Wales by Sir Henry Mather-Jackson, Baronet, DL, JP per Colonel Sir Joseph A. Bradney, CB, D.Litt. in 1922 and 1924.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: NLW Schedule of Sir Henry Mather-Jackson Deeds; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991); Bradney, Sir Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire Vol. 1, Part 1 (London, 1907).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: February 2003