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PG/3: Pigeonsford Estate


Acc. 1687



Ref: PG/3

Reference: PG/3
Title: Letters.
Date: 1745-1906
Level: Series
Extent: 1 box; 125 items
Scope and Content: This series is divided into three sub-series each of which is arranged in chronological order. Sub-series PG/3/1 contains letters sent to George Price (d. 1786); PG/3/2 consists of letters sent to George Price (1768-1829) and his wife Elizabeth; and PG/3/3 contains letters sent to other recipients. The letters cover a range of topics including: family news, financial matters, legal affairs, estate management and politics.
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PG/3/1: Letters to George Price (d. 1786)


Reference: PG/3/1
Title: Letters to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1752-1789
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 71 items
Scope and Content: Topics covered by the letters in this sub-series include: the payment of tithes and other financial matters, Welsh bibles, the death of David Price (1686-1756), family news, politics, the rental of property, the education of George Price (1768-1829) and legal affairs.
File PG/3/1/6 includes letters sent to George Price (1768-1829) in the three years following his father’s death.
The sub-series is arranged in chronological order.
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Reference: PG/3/1/1
Title: Letters from James Tunstall and J. Clonyngham to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1752-1760
Level: File
Extent: 9 items
Scope and Content: Eight of the letters concern the payment of tithes by George Price and David Parry to James Tunstall in respect of property in the parishes of Llandisilio [Llandysiliogogo?, Cardiganshire] and Llangrannog [Cardiganshire]. Some of the letters also refer to the printing and distribution of Welsh bibles.

The file also contains a letter from J. Clonyngham regarding his tithes in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire. The letter refers to the fact that James Tunstall has given George Price a good character reference.

The letters from James Tunstall were sent from Great Charte, Kent and Rochdale, Lancashire. The letter from J. Clonyngham was sent from Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some of the letters have holes in them and/or are torn.


Reference: PG/3/1/2
Title: Letter from A. Gower to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1755 July 12
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns the shipping of a boatload of [stone?] flags to Llangrannog. 
Sent from Kilgerran [Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire].
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Reference: PG/3/1/3
Title: Letters from David Price (b. 1723) to George Price (d. 1786), his brother
Date: 1756-1760
Level: File
Extent: 3 items
Scope and Content: David Price was a clergyman in Ireland. Topics covered in his letters include: the death of David and George’s uncle, David Price (1686-1756); David’s difficulties in getting appointed as a curate; and the political situation in Ireland.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/3/1
     Title: Letter from David Price (b. 1723) to George Price (d. 1786), his brother
     Date: 1756 November 7
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Advises of the death of David and George’s uncle, David Price (1686-1756), in July and quotes the contents of his will. States that the uncle was curate of the parishes of Rathasbuck [Rathaspeck/Rathaspick] and Tullomoy [both in County Laois, formerly Queen’s County, Ireland]. Sent from Ballylehane, Ireland.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/3/2
     Title: Letter from David Price (b. 1723) to George Price (d. 1786), his brother
     Date: 1760 October 23
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Complains that he has not heard from George for a long time and describes his difficulties in getting appointed as a curate. Sent from Ballylehane, Ireland.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/3/3
     Title: Letter from David Price (b. 1723) to George Price (d. 1786), his brother
     Date: 1760 December 13
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Thanks George for his recent letter and discusses the current political situation in Ireland. Sent from Ballylehane, Ireland.
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Reference: PG/3/1/4
Title: Letters and receipts from Reverend Frank Dodsworth to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1772-1785
Level: File
Extent: 38 items
Scope and Content: Relate to unidentified land rented by George Price for £190 per year.  George Price was under-tenant of the land in question which he had originally rented from a Mrs Tunstall. Mrs Tunstall had, in turn, rented the land from St David’s [Cathedral?, Pembrokeshire]. Upon Mrs Tunstall’s death in December 1772, George Price continued to rent the land from her estate which was administered by the Rev. Frank Dodsworth, Mrs Tunstall’s brother, executor and trustee. Sent from Doddington, Kent and London.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some of the items are subject to minor tearing.


Reference: PG/3/1/5
Title: Letters from [Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of] Lisburne to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1774-1784
Level: File
Extent: 3 items
Scope and Content: Concern political matters.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/5/1
     Title: Letter from [Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of] Lisburne to George Price (d. 1786)
     Date: 1774 April 12
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Conveys his regards to George Price and others and thanks them for their support.  Goes on to express the hope that no attempts will be made to disturb the peace of the county and promises to guard against attack. Sent from the Admiralty Office.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/5/2
     Title: Letter from [Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of] Lisburne to George Price (d. 1786)
     Date: 1774 April 21
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Thanks George Price for his vote and interest. Sent from the Admiralty Office.
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     Reference: PG/3/1/5/3
     Title: Letter from [Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of] Lisburne to George Price (d. 1786)
     Date: 1784 July 3
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Warns that a dissolution of parliament may take place during the course of the next session and requests support. Sent from Marnhead [Devon].
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Reference: PG/3/1/6
Title: Letters and receipt from George Holcombe to George Price (d. 1786) and George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1778-1789
Level: File
Extent: 5 items
Scope and Content: George Holcombe was vicar of the united parishes of Penbryn, Bettus [Betws Ifan] and Brongwyn [Bron-Gwyn] [all in Cardiganshire].  The letters and receipt concern the payment of tithes by George Price (d. 1786) and his son, George Price (1768-1829). Sent from Pulchrohen [Pwllcrochan, Pembrokeshire].
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Reference: PG/3/1/7
Title: Letter from John Bowen to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1780 November 30
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns the payment of money that he owes George Price. Sent from Groedyrawr [Troed-yr-aur? Cardiganshire].
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Reference: PG/3/1/8
Title: Letters from Thomas Jones to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1781-1783
Level: File
Extent: 4 items
Scope and Content: Refer to rents that Thomas Jones has collected on behalf of George Price and provide news about named individuals, the weather, harvests and other topics. Sent from Trowyddua [Troed-yr-aur?, Cardiganshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: One of the letters (dated 25 August 1882) is badly torn and part of the text is missing.


Reference: PG/3/1/9
Title: Letter from William Lewis to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1781 September 1
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns a writ issued against [?] Jones at the request of George Price. Advises that, if Mr Price’s bailiffs apprehend Jones, they must deliver him and the writ to gaol. Sent from Cardigan.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Two small holes where sealed.


Reference: PG/3/1/10
Title: Letters from J. Watkins to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1781
Level: File
Extent: 2 items
Scope and Content: Matters referred to include: hops that Mr Watkins has sent to George Price, boarding schools in London, a watch repair and a missing servant (David Jones). One of the letters is undated and contains no mention of the place of sending.  The other letter was sent from London. 
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some tearing to the undated letter.


Reference: PG/3/1/11
Title: Letter from an unknown sender to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1782 January 3
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns legal proceedings. The sender’s name is illegible and no place of sending given.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note:  Second sheet badly torn and minor tearing to the main sheet.


Reference: PG/3/1/12
Title: Letter from Thomas Harries to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1782 February 22
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Refers to the fact that George Price’s son [George Price (1768-1829)] has recently left the free school at Cardigan and offers him a place at a school run by Mr Harries. Sent from Cardigan.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Torn. Has been repaired with sellotape at some point in the past.


Reference: PG/3/1/13
Title: Letter from Rhees[?] Benyon to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1784 June 12
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Refers to Lord Lisburne [Wilmot Vaughan, 1st Earl of Lisburne] and discusses the payment of a bill. Sent from Cardigan.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some tearing at the bottom.


Reference: PG/3/1/14
Title: Letter from David Rees to George Price (d. 1786)
Date: 1784 July 13
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Reports that he has been to Knightsbridge to visit George Price’s son [George Price (1768-1829)] at school. The son, however, was away in the country for the school holidays. Sent from London.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Small hole where sealed.


PG/3/2: Letters to George Price (1768-1829) and Elizabeth Price, his wife


Reference: PG/3/2
Title: Letters to George Price (1768-1829) and Elizabeth Price, his wife
Date: 1806-1827
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 48 items
Scope and Content: The letters in this sub-series cover a variety of topics including: politics, family affairs, the rental of property, financial matters and estate management. The sub-series is arranged in chronological order.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/2/1
Title: Letter from D. Bowen to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1806 July 5
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Offers to sell George Price a boat and provides a detailed description of the same. Sent from Hubberston [Pembrokeshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note:  Minor tearing at the edges and a small hole in middle.


Reference: PG/3/2/2
Title: Letter from George Bowen to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1807 April 29
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Advises that he is standing as MP for the Borough of Cardigan and requests George Price’s vote and support. Sent from London.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some tearing.


Reference: PG/3/2/3
Title: Letter from Thomas Lewis to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1807 May 13
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Advises that Colonel Wallis has decided to support Colonel Vaughan in the upcoming parliamentary election in Cardigan. Asks that this be communicated to Colonel Wallis’s friends and tenants in George Price’s neighbourhood. Sent from Llandilo [Pembrokeshire].
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Reference: PG/3/2/4
Title: Letters from John Jordan to Elizabeth Price, his cousin
Date: 1807-1809
Level: File
Extent: 4 items
Scope and Content: The letters cover a variety of topics including: politics, the rental and sale of property and family affairs.
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     Reference: PG/3/2/4/1
     Title: Letter from John Jordan to Elizabeth Price, his cousin
     Date: 1807 June 10
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Discusses the victory of Sir Hugh Owen in a recent election and also refers to the election of Elizabeth’s friend, Mr Vaughan, in the Borough of Cardigan. Sent from Dumpledale [Pembrokeshire?].
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     Reference: PG/3/2/4/2
     Title: Letter from John Jordan to Elizabeth Price, his cousin
     Date: 1808 February 27
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Refers to Elizabeth’s rheumatism, an outbreak of fever, damage caused by a storm, the illness of Elizabeth’s sister Jane, the remittance of rents collected on Elizabeth’s behalf, the tenancy of a Mr Philipps and the sale of “the St David’s Lands”. Sent from Dumpledale [Pembrokeshire?].
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     Reference: PG/3/2/4/3
     Title: Letter from John Jordan to Elizabeth Price, his cousin
     Date: 1808 April 26
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Gives details of various rents that John Jordan has collected and payments that he has made on behalf of the Price family in Pembrokeshire. The letter also discusses the tenancy of Mr Philipps, Elizabeth’s marriage settlement, the jointure of Elizabeth’s mother and Elizabeth’s proposed visit to Pembrokeshire in the Summer. Sent from Dumpledale [Pembrokeshire?].
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     Reference: PG/3/2/4/4
     Title: Letter from John Jordan to Elizabeth Price, his cousin
     Date: 1809 December 19
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Discusses rents collected and due in respect of lands in Pembrokeshire, Elizabeth’s proposed visit to Pembrokeshire in the Summer and various family news. Sent from Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire].
     Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/2/5
Title: Letters from Lewis Evans to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1809-1812
Level: File
Extent: 3 items
Scope and Content: Concern interest payments made by George Price.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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     Reference: PG/3/2/5/1
     Title: Letter from Lewis Evans to George Price (1768-1829)
     Date: 1809 September 25
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Acknowledges receipt of £9 from George Price in respect of annual interest due to Mr Howell Jones. Confirms that Mr Evans will send Mr Howell Jones the property tax due to him at the first opportunity. Sent from Cardigan.
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     Reference: PG/3/2/5/2
     Title: Letter from Lewis Evans to George Price (1768-1829)
     Date: 1811 July 20
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Provides a list of interest payments made on behalf of George Price. Sent from Cardigan.
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     Reference: PG/3/2/5/3
     Title: Letter from Lewis Evans to George Price (1768-1829)
     Date: 1812 July 28
     Level: Item
     Extent: 1 item
     Scope and Content: Acknowledges receipt of a payment by George Price in respect of two years’ interest due to Thomas Davies. Sent from Cardigan.
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Reference: PG/3/2/6
Title: Letter from M. Jordan to Elizabeth Price
Date: 1815 February 10
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Content illegible due to very poor handwriting. Sent from Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/2/7
Title: Letter from [?] Taylor Hey to George Price (1786-1829).
Date: 1816 November 6
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Acknowledges receipt of the sum of £4 which has been placed to the credit of Mrs Rees. No place of dispatch given.
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Reference: PG/3/2/8
Title: Letters from William Griffiths and others to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1822-1828
Level: File
Extent: 27 items
Scope and Content: Mostly from William Griffiths.  Concern the management of George Price’s Pembrokeshire estates and contain much discussion about tenancies, tenants and rents. Sent from Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/2/9
Title: Letter from W.G. [William Griffiths?] to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1823 March 13
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Contains a transcript of the inscription on the Jordan family monument in St. Thomas’s church, Haverfordwest. Place of dispatch not given.
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Reference: PG/3/2/10
Title: Letters from various senders to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: 1827
Level: File
Extent: 5 items
Scope and Content: Includes letters from Henry Richards of Bristol, Thomas Flook[?] of Bristol and an unknown writer [signature illegible] of Carmarthen, all of which acknowledge receipt of monies sent by George Price.  A fourth letter, from an unknown writer [signature illegible] of Carmarthen, encloses monies due to George Price and the final letter, from [?] Price of Bristol, requests that George Price sends a banker’s draft.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Holes and tearing to the third letter.


Reference: PG/3/2/11
Title: Letter from J. Lloyd to George Price (1768-1829)
Date: Undated [early c. 19th?]
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns land in the parish of Bridell [Pembrokeshire] which Mr Lloyd wishes to lease. Sent from Cardigan.
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Reference: PG/3/2/12
Title: Letter from M. Lloyd to Elizabeth Price
Date: Undated [early c. 19th?]
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Discusses the medical condition of Mr Tasker. Sent from Bronwidd [village of Bronwydd, Cardiganshireshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Some tearing to left edge. A small amount of text missing.


Reference: PG/3/2/13
Title: Letter from Mrs Thomas to Elizabeth Price
Date: Undated [early c. 19th?]
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Provides information about coach travel between Carmarthen and London. Sent from Dolgoy.
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PG/3/3: Letters to other recipients


Reference: PG/3/3
Title: Letters to other recipients
Date: 1745-1906
Level: Sub-series
Extent: 6 items
Scope and Content: Topics covered by the letters in this sub-series include: family affairs, legal matters and tithe payments. The sub-series is arranged in chronological order.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/3/1
Title: Letter from David Price (1686-1756) to William Price, his brother
Date: 1745 March 19
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Thanks William for sending two barrels of herrings, gives family news, expresses opinions on various family members and affairs, invites William’s son George to visit Ireland, discusses the price of food and refers to the rebellion in Scotland. Sent from Ballilehane [Ballylehane, Ireland].
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Reference: PG/3/3/2
Title: Letter from Anne Hope to Charles Hope (1798-1854), her husband
Date: 1831 June 21
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: The letter was written whilst Charles (a naval officer) was away on a tour of duty and provides family news. It is labelled “No 8” in the top left-hand corner and appears to be part of a series of correspondence between the couple. [Anne and Charles were the parents of Charles Webley Hope (1829-1880) of Pigeonsford.]
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Torn into four pieces.


Reference: PG/3/3/3
Title: Letter from James Summers to George Bowen Jordan Jordan
Date: 1859 December 16
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Encloses a copy letter dated 15 December 1859 which he has received from William Phillips. The copy letter reports the terms of a decree issued by the Court of Chancery in respect of the case of Jones v. Jordan. Sent from Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
Note: Small tear to top.


Reference: PG/3/3/4
Title: Copy letters from Edward Evans Lloyd to Messrs Davies, Gurge[?] & Co
Date: 1883 February 23
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: A single document consisting of copies of three letters which concern the estate of the late George Bowen Jordan Jordan and the appointment of guardians. Messrs Davies, Gurge[?] & Co were based in Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire].
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Reference: PG/3/3/5
Title: Letter from B.G. Johnson to Thomas Evans, land agent
Date: 1906 June 27
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Concerns the late payment of tithes due from Mr Johnson. Sent from St Brides [Pembrokeshire?].
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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Reference: PG/3/3/6
Title: Page 3 of a letter from an unknown sender to an unknown recipient
Date: Unknown [late c. 19th or early c. 20th?]
Level: Item
Extent: 1 item
Scope and Content: Acknowledges receipt of £200 “to pay off the last Bond to Miss Dennis[?]”, refers to “foregoing expenses” that have been incurred in consultation with Mrs Jones, mentions the upcoming sale of a wood and advises that Mrs Kingscote has gone away. Place of dispatch unknown.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
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