Held at:

Herefordshire Record Office


BJ 43/49/1


Tony Brown Collection: Original Documents


Image and details of sale particulars including Ty Ycha [Tyuchaf]

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




Sale particulars for Auction at the Swan Inn, Hay, on 8th August 1843 by order of the Trustees of James Spencer Esq.


Houses, buildings and land in Hay and Llanigon plus Cwm Farm Peterchurch and Ty Ycha, Michaelchurch Escley and 24 shares in the Hay Railway.


Ty Ycha farm is described as a messuage, farm and lands comprising 88a 1r 19p in the occupation of Mr Thomas Phillips as a yearly tenant. Several manuscript entries appear on the document including “Phillips says the place was sold to him for £700”, “No Timber” and £850 in the list of possible sale figures and a reference to Thomas James and £500.





See tg_mic_0049 for 1852 sale particulars also including Ty Ycha tenanted by a Thomas Phillipps.
See gc_ewy_3087 for more information on probably the same James Spencer.

The shares in the Hay railway referred to are most likely in the Hay and Brecon Railway Company founded c.1818 [later part of  the Midland Railway], since the Golden Valley Railway was not floated until much later [1876].
Tony Brown made a collection of unrelated deeds and local documents which he donated to the Herefordshire Record Office. They form an artificial collection, which while being of interest have no common provenance.
Francis Lewis Bodenham was a Hereford Solicitor during the first half of the 19th century.


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