Powys County Archives Office

Woosnam family and estates papers

Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/DX/36

Held at: Powys County Archives Service

Title: Woosnam family and estates papers

Short title: Woosnam family, of Builth Wells, family and estate papers

Dates of creation: 1708-1909

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.075 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Woosnam family of Builth Wells


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Woosnam (fl. 1807-1824) of Builth, Brecknockshire, skinner (1807) and esquire (1824), bequeathed his estate in Castle Houses and Meadow, Builth, to his brother, Bowen Woosnam (d. 1841), of Glandwr, Montgomeryshire, gentleman. He was succeeded by his son, Richard Woosnam (d. 1888), esquire, described in 1860 as 'of the Knapp in the parish of Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, and of Glandwr, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire'. He was survived by three sons, Bowen Pottinger Woosnam, of Ty'n-y-graig, Brecknockshire, Richard Burgess Woosnam, of Newton Abbot, Devon, and Charles William Woosnam (fl. 1890-1901), of Cefnllysgwynne, near Builth. A Evan Woosnam is described as deceased in 1909.


Scope and content: Deeds relating to the Woosnam estate in the parishes of Builth, Diserth, Gwenddwr, Llanganten, Llanynys and Maesmynys in Brecknockshire, 1796-1908, and in Llangurig and Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, 1708-1888, and wills and deeds relating to the Woosnam estates in general, 1829-1909.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by property, and the estate in general

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the Powys County Archives Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The archive came into the possession of Peele & Aris, solicitors, who originally deposited it at the Shropshire Records and Research Centre.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Shropshire Records and Research Centre to Powys County Archives Office, September 1989 (Accession no. 476).


Related units of description: Further deeds relating to the Woosnam family are in National Library of Wales, Maenol Estate Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Office, Catalogue of Deeds and papers relating to the Woosnam family and estates, cos Montgomery and Brecknock

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

Date(s) of description: February 2002; amended July 2005



Deeds | Wales | Merioneth

Deeds | Wales | Powys

Estate administration | Wales | Montgomeryshire

Estate administration | Wales | Powys

Woosnam family, | of Builth Wells | Archives

Personal names

Woosnam family, of Builth Wells

Corporate names


Builth Wells

Diserth and Tre-goed