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Mynde Estate Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MYNDE

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Title: Mynde Estate Records

Short title: Mynde Estate Records

Dates of creation: 1200-1916

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.189 cubic metres (38 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 frames)

Name of creator(s): Mynde estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Pye family were reputed to be descended from Viking mercenaries who came with William the Conqueror in 1066 and were rewarded with lands on the Welsh borders in Herefordshire around Kilpeck. The Mynde near Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire was the family seat in Tudor times. Richard Symons of London purchased the Mynde estate, Herefordshire, in around 1740. His brother John owned the Clowerwall estate in Gloucestershire. Richard Symons's only surviving child was Anna-Sophia Symons, whose son, Richard Peers inherited the Mynde estate and assumed the surname of Symons. Richard was created a baronet in 1774, but died unmarried in 1796, when the title became extinct. The property devolved on his death upon Thomas Raymond, who on succeeding to the estate assumed the surname and arms of Symons. The estate then devolved in direct male line until Thomas Edward Raymond Symons (d. 1928), upon whose death the inheritance passed to a fellow army officer, Henry Ambrose Clive, younger son of General Edward Henry Clive of Perrystone Court, Herefordshire.


Scope and content: Estate and family records of Pye of Mynde, Herefordshire, and Symons of Clowerwall, Gloucestershire, later of Mynde, comprising mainly title deeds relating to lands primarily in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, 1200-1916, and including some papers relating to the Clive family of Mynde; rentals, 1863-1909; estate accounts, 1842-1907; and manorial records for manors in Herefordshire, including Kilpeck, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, 1295-1299, 1442-1778. The earliest manorial record is a court roll of the manor of Mansell Gamage, 1295-1299.


Language/script: English, Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged by date of deposit and then chronologically: 1959 group, 1200-1916 (1-5275), 1969 group, 1799-1906 (5185-5198), 1977 group, 1825 (5278-5314), and 1984 group, 1797-1916 (5315-5435). Note that the numbers in the range 5185-5198 have been used twice, in the main 1959 group and in the 1969 group. For example, 5185 (main group), court rolls of the manor of Kilpeck, 1567-1568; 5185 (1969 group), pedigree, c.1824. The items in the 1969 group have been marked in the catalogue as such, for example, '5185 (1969 group)'.

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 laws apply.

Finding aids: The catalogue can be accessed online. Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr H. A Clive, The Mynde Park, Much Dewchurch, per Mr Geoffrey W. Bright in May 1959, Brigadier A. F. L. Clive, Perrystone, per the Herefordshire Record Office in 1969, and Mr W. A. Twiston Davies, The Mynde, Much Dewchurch, per Messrs Hunters, Lincoln's Inn, in December 1977 and May 1984.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pye family history, , accessed May 2002; Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry (London, 1952); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 3 vols, 1846), vol. 2; e-mail from Anne Baker, 14 May 2006.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: May 2002



Clive family, | of Mynde Park | Archives

Estate administration | England | Gloucestershire

Estate administration | England | Herefordshire

Estate administration | Wales | Monmouthshire

Manorial courts | England | Gloucestershire

Manorial courts | England | Herefordshire

Manorial courts | Wales | Monmouthshire

Manors | England | Gloucestershire

Manors | England | Herefordshire

Manors | Wales | Monmouthshire

Mynde Estate (England) | Archives

Pye family, | of the Mynde | Archives

Symons family, | of Mynde Park | Archives

Personal names

Clive family, of Mynde Park

Pye family, of the Mynde (Herefordshire)

Symons family, of Mynde Park

Corporate names

Mynde Estate (England)