Gwent Record Office
D.668.71 (bundle of loose folded sheets)
ELSG digital images & transcription
Letter, Edward Smith to George Reese, Cottages adjoining Urish Hay Common, 25 March 1823
Michaelchurch Escley, Urishay ,Peterchurch
Transcription of image 367
Mr Harris is very particularly engaged & will be for the week; he therefore requests me to write. The cause [case?] came on this morning & I am happy to state that a verdict was given in your favour for one of the cottages & land adjoining (vizt. that occupied by James Parry) The defendants produced a lease of the other cottage & land dated 17 March 1743 – granted by John Delahay to Blanche & Elizabeth Watkins for 99 years from 25 March, 1743 at 11s rent. – They brought evidence to prove that it was the cottage occupied by John Hughes (the undertenant of Hughes the claimant) – and the court was of the opinion that it was sufficient proof that such cottage was still under lease; - the term expires 25 March 1842, being 19 years to come. – The lease described it as a cottage barn & land adjoining Urish Hay common. As we succeeded for the other cottage, it sub[ject?] Hughes to the payment of your costs. –
I am sir (very respectfully)
your very obedient servant
Hereford, March 25, 1823.
Transcription of image 368
George Reese esq.
ELSG image accession ref. cwmbran1 - 367 & 368
Transcription details are based on the work of Dewi Bowen Williams, see http://www.ewyaslacy.org.uk/Michaelchurch-Escley-and-Peterchurch/Manorial-Court-Records-for-the-Manors-of-Clothy-Hopkin-Urishay-Trenant-amp-Wellbrook/1466-1833/tg_mic_0127
For zoomable images see http://www.ewyaslacy.org.uk/docs/rs_ewy_0060_8.pdf