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Ref: D/HL

Reference: [GB 0212] D/HL
Title: Hext Lewes Collection Records of the County of Cardigan Quarter Sessions & Papers of the Llanllyr Estate.
Date(s): 1835-1971 (mostly 1835-1897)
Level: Fonds
Extent: 

Source of Acquisition: 
Temporarily deposited by Captain J. Hext Lewes, O.B.E., J.P., R.N. Llanllyr, Lampeter, 15 January 1975

Biographical History:
The Llanllyr Estate, Cardiganshire, was inherited by Captain John Lewes (1793-1860) on his marriage to Mary Anne (1802-1842), daughter of John Vaughan Lloyd of Brynog (Braenog), Cilcennin, Cardiganshire, and resided at Brynog. Following the death of his father, William Lewes (1746-1828), the Llanllyr and Llysnewydd estates of the Lewes family were split. During the 19th century, the Lewes family of Llanllyr became involved in the local government of Cardiganshire. John Lewes's son, Colonel John Lewes (1829-1900) married Mary Jane Griffiths of Llwyndyrys, daughter of the Rev. C. Griffith in 1858. Following his marriage, John Lewes bought his father out of the Llanllyr estate. He became a Justice of the Peace for Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire, and a Deputy Lieutenant for Cardiganshire, and served as High Sheriff of the county in 1865. Llanllyr house was demolished and rebuilt under Colonel John Lewes. He was succeeded by his son John Lewes (1860-1931), who married Louisa Hext from Cornwall in 1890. Captain John Hext Lewes of Llanllyr (1903-1992) researched the history of the Lewes family and the Llanllyr estate.
(description from Archifau Cymru/Archives Wales) 

Associated Material: 
The majority of estate papers relating to the Llanllyr Estate are held at the National Library of Wales, [GB 0210] LLANLLYR, Llanllyr Estate Records or at Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Llysnewydd and Llanyllr Estate Records.
Further records of the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions are available at the National Library of Wales, Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions.

Scope and Content:
The Collection is in 2 parts, the first (D/HL/1-29) relates to the Cardiganshire Court of Quarter Sessions; the second (D/HL/30-38) relates to the Llanllyr Estate in Llanfihangel Ystrad, the home of one branch of the Lewes Family of Llysnewydd.


Court of Quarter Sessions

D/HL/1
County of Cardigan - Easter Quarter Sessions 1887
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 5 April 1887

D/HL/2
County of Cardigan - Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1887
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 28 June 1887
(with manuscript notes) 

D/HL/3
County of Cardigan - Michaelmas Quarter Sessions 1887
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 18 October 1887
(with manuscript notes) 

D/HL/4
County of Cardigan - Easter Quarter Sessions 1888
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 3 April 1888
(with manuscript notes) 

D/HL/5
County of Cardigan - Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1888
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 3 July 1888
(with manuscript notes) 

D/HL/6
County of Cardigan - Easter Quarter Sessions 1889
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 9 April 1889
(with manuscript notes) 

D/HL/7
Orders made at the Easter Quarter Sessions 1889

D/HL/8
County of Cardigan - Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1889
Printed Minutes of Business for Tuesday 2 July 1889

D/HL/9
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Easter Quarter Sessions 1846 to the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1846

D/HL/10
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1860 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/11
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions 1860 to the Epiphany Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/12
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1862 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/13
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1866 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/l4
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Easter Quarter Sessions 1863 to the Midsummer Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/ 15
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Epiphany Quarter Sessions 1866 to the Easter Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/16
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Easter Quarter Sessions 1873 to the Midsummer Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/17
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1873 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HI/18
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1874 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/19
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions 1874 to the Epiphany Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/20
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1880 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HI/21
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Easter Quarter Sessions 1881 to the Midsummer Quarter Sessions following

D/HI/22
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Easter Quarter Sessions 1882 to the Midsummer Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/23
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Midsummer Quarter Sessions 1882 to the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/24
Cardiganshire County Stock - Receipts by the Treasurer from the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions 1882 to the Epiphany Quarter Sessions following

D/HL/25
A Calendar of prisoners for trial at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held at Aberayron on Tuesday 18 October 1881

D/HL/26
A calendar of prisoners for trial at the Epiphany Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held at Aberayron on Tuesday 3 January 1882

D/HL/27
A Calendar of prisoners for trial at the Midsummer Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be held at Aberayron on Tuesday 28 June 1881

D/HL/28
Printed Report of the Surveyor for the County of Cardigan addressed to the Court of Quarter Sessions on Michaelmas 1878

D/HL/29
A printed list of the several Bridges and Buildings in the County of Cardigan belonging to and repaired at the expense of the County in 1868


Llanllyr Estate Papers

D/HL/30
Tithe Commutation Act - Trefilan Commutation
Correspondence regarding the above between
(a) Capt. J. Lewes and John Wilkie, Office of Woods and Fouls. 1.12.1835
(b) Capt. J. Lewes and J. Harvey and A. D. Lloyd. Bronwydd. 19.12.1836
(c) Capt. J. Lewes and H. Hughes Solicitor, Aberystwyth (2). 5.2.1839 & 18.3.1839
(d) Capt. J. Lewes and R. W. Jones, Loughor (14) 1839-1842

D/HL/31
Aberayron Union - Printed list of annual return of Parish monies received and expended under the Board of the Aberayron Union from 26/3/1865 to 25/3/1866. Abstract and separate accounts of the parishes in the Aberayron Union for the year ended 25/3/1866

D/HL/32
Comparative Table of the parishes in the Aberayron Union showing the estimated extent and the rateable value and how much per acre each parish is valued at. 

D/HL/33
Copy of release and discharge to the Estate Trustees of the Settlement dated 29 March 1869 made by Mr. and Mrs. James Bowen Summers together with press cuttings (3) 17/3/1897

D/HL/34
Llanlear Estates - Copy of Extracts from Tithe Apportionment for the Parishes of Llangeller, Llanfihangel Ystrad and Trefilan. 1860

D/HL/35
Copy of a printed copy of an address given by Capt. J. Hext Lewes on Llanllyr 1180-1980 delivered to the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society at St. David's College, Lampeter. 10/7/1971

D/HL/36
Letter from P. R. Roberts, Aberystwyth to Colonel J. Lewes regarding draft advertisement inviting tenders for the New Jail 6/2/1869

D/HL/37
Letter from Pryse Pryse, Gogerddan, Bow Street to Colonel J. Lewes referring to
(a) a recent sea voyage
(b) his wife's indisposition
(c) deeds concerning a Trust and appreciation of Colonel Lewes' help in dealing with this matter. 
(d) the weather
(e) trout fishing
(f) "feast of Derbee" 
(g) M.C.C. v Australia cricket match. 25/5/1884

D/HL/38
Letter from Pryse Pryse to Colonel J. Lewes referring to his attendance at a Court hearing in London - dispute about a sale of land. 24/6/1876
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