Parish Pages - Llanafanfawr - Historical Documents
Courtesy of the Powys Archives, we can reproduce two documents relating to members of the community:
Settlement Order for Rees Prothero and his family to be removed from the parish of Gwenddwr and legally settled in Llanafanfawr.
Transcription of a Settlement order for Rees Prothero, Joan his wife, and their children – John, Josiah, Mary and Rachel – to be removed from the parish of Gwenddwr and to be legally settled in the parish of Llanafan Fawr. Dated 25 March 1800.
County of Brecon.
To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Gwenddwr in the said County of Brecon and to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Llanafan fawr in the County of Brecon aforesaid and to each and every of them.
UPON the Complaint of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Gwenddwr aforesaid, in the said County of Brecon unto us whose Names and Seals are hereunto subscribed and set, being two of his Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said County of Brecon and one of us of the Quorum, that
Rees Prothero, Joan his Wife John their Son aged Thirteen Years, Josiah their Son aged Eight Years, Mary their Daughter aged Five Years and Rachel their Daughter aged Eighteen Months
have come to inhabit in the said Parish of Gwenddwr not having gained a legal Settlement there, nor produced any Certificate, owning them or either of them to be settled else-where, and that the said
Rees Prothero, Joan his Wife, John, Josiah, Mary and Rachel their Children are
now actually chargeable to the said Parish of Gwenddwr. We the said Justices, upon due Proof made thereof, as well upon the Examinaton of the said
upon Oath, as otherwise, and likewise upon due Consideration had of the Premises, do adjudge the same to be true, and We do likewise adjudge, that the lawful Settlement of the said
Rees Prothero, Joan his Wife, John, Josiah, Mary and Rachel their Children, and each and every of them
is in the Parish of Llanafan fawr aforesaid, in the said County of Brecon We do therefore require you the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Gwenddwr or some or one of you to convey the said
Rees Prothero, Joan his Wife, John, Josiah, Mary and Rachel their Children
from and out of the said Parish of Gwenddwr to the said Parish of Llanafan fawr and them to deliver to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor there, or
[unreadable line] true Copy thereof, at the same Time shewing to them the Original. And We do also hereby require you the said Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of Llanafan fawr to receive and provide for them as Inhabitants of your Parish
Given under our Hands and Seals this Twenty fifth Day of March in the Fortieth Year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the Third, and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred
Signed and seals of W Wynter and ? Grifsith
A writ for the Arrest of John Davies of Llanafanfawr dated 18th November 1811.
Transcription of a Writ for the Arrest of John Davies of Llanafanfawr parish.
George the Third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the faith to the Sheriff of Breconshire Greeting.
We command you that you take John Davies late of the Parish of Llanafan fawr in your County farmer if he shall be found in your Bailiwick and him safely keep so that you may have his Body before our Justices of our Great Sessions of your County on the first Wednesday in December next coming to answer David Davies of a plea wherefore that he with force and arms the close of the said David at Brecon and other injuries to himself did to the great damage of the said David and against our peace And also to answer the said David according to the Custom of our said Court in a plea of trespass on the case upon promises to the damage of the said David of Sixty Pounds and place you then there this writ. Writing George Hardinge Esquire at Brecon the Seventeeth Day of August in the fifty-first of our reign.
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