David, I still stand behind what I said "you have the answer." You may not
agree. Since the year 2001, I have been looking at wills and deeds exclusively
in doing research in Cardigan/Carmarthen. My cousin and I are back in the
1600's doing research on several blood-related families. We use Deeds quite a
bit. I've noticed as I have been looking at the indexes into those deeds that
many of these landed families had property in North Wales, Glamorgan, England,
India, Australia, as well as Cardigan and Carmarthen. You will never
believe what are in those deeds.
My cousin lives in England and goes to the National Library of Wales. I give
her the manuscript number and the date and the reference and she looks it up.
We have found quite a few relatives that way.
There is so much information contained within those deeds but a lot of
researchers just pass them up as if they don't matter.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 19:22:26 -0000
From: "David Lister" <david(a)lister60.freeserve.co.uk>
Thank you for your reply, but I do not agree with your
suggestion 'You have your answer'
I know estates often held lands in different counties, but here we
are looking at a distance of 100 miles.
The land in question was, I think, about five small fields, a total of 20
acres. These were over six hundred feet up on a small hill farm, and
excluded any buildings. Why would an estate in Carmarthenshire want it?
Remembering that this was in 1585 who collected the rent, and how was
it transferred to the Edwinsford Estate?
From the Flintshire end there has never been a mention of Carmarthenshire.
Also in the Edwinsford and other records this land never appears again.
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