The first four items were contributed by Gareth Hicks, January 2004
The Overseers of the Poor, Pontardawe Union, parish of Llanguicke, demand payment of a Poor Rate of £1.19.0d
and a Special Expenses Rate of £1.8.2d from Mr Thomas Edwards in respect of a property in Colbren Rd., GCG with a rateable value of £13.
The Collector was Harry James of Star Terrace, Cwmgors
For £2.10.0d in favour of Mr John Davies signed by Benjamin Evans for the Llwynrhydie Estate.
Relates to houses in Gors St.(Heol y Gors), Cwmgors which later became known as Tirbach Terrace, these were held on long lease from 1888.
John Davies of the Coffee Tavern, Cwmgorse borrowed £250 from his brother William Davies of Glanddu farm, Llangadock
Interest was charged at 4% pa ; interesting to see loans between family members carried out so formally.
Further background is that John Davies apparently needed the money to pay off Jones & Co, bankers of Llandeilo,
in respect of a guarantee he had given for his nephew, Tom Edwards, who later became bankrupt.
The reverse of the note has details of interest and part repayments, finally paid up in 1913.
Margaret Davies (of Coffee Tavern, Cwmgors) under the provisions of the Midwives Act 1902.
See also Midwife's Register of Cases 1906-1927.
The Register (and original Licence) have been lodged with West Glamorgan Archive Service, Swansea.
These two items below were contributed by Caryl Jones January 2004
Dated 29th December 1881 for 11s.3d in respect of the Poor rate for Llanguicke parish.
This actually related to Cae Isaf Farm, GCG (see entry under GCG on main page)
For £1.3s.5d. dated Feb 12th 1880 f/o Rees Williams who was living well into the 20th century at
Wernbwll, GCG (see
- the accepting officer was J Thomas, whether he was collecting on behalf of the owner of Llwynrhidie isn't clear.
Nor is the reference to 'old money'.
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