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.
ACCESS AND USE
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.
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