Goytre House Estate Book
Inventory of Stock, Implements, etc at Pentre Farm in October 18th 1895
3 horses 46
4 milch cows 40
One 2 year old heifer 7
One 3 year old heifer 6
4 yearlings 20
5 calves 15
3 rams 5
18 lambs 16
81 ewes 81
1 sow and 7 pigs 3 15s 9d
1 sow in farrow 3
1 fat pig 4
2 store pigs 3
2 carts 11
1 spring 1 10s
1 waggon 3
1 plough 2 15s
1 bouting plough 3
1 cuffler 3
2 horse hoes 5s
1 pair of harrows 15s
1 chain harrow 2 10s
1 wooden rollers 2
1 sheep rack 1 10s
3 sheep troughs 15s
1 bambry 15s
1 pulper 3
1 mowing machine 10s
1 horse rake 1
1 chaff machine horse
Gear 3 10s
1 dipping machine 3
1 horse hoe sent to sale
1 chain harrow sent to sale
A letter from Dr Berney dated May 3rd 1895 it appears that Col. Byrde owes Dr Berney £100 and that the interest was paid March 16th 1895.
Valuation of Ricks and Corn:
In Rick at Goytrey House Farm
- Oat rick 4 yards x 3, nearest bailiffs cottage £19
- Oat rick 6 yards x 4 adjoining no.1 distance apart 11/2 yards £30
- Wheat rick on stand round adjoining no.2 west side£32
- Hay rick 7 yards x 31/2 7 tons at £3 10s adj no.3 west side £24 10s
- Clover rick 4 yards x 4 10 tons at £4 – £40. £145 10s
- Aftermath clover 6 yards x 3 – 8 tons at £3 10s end nearest farm yard £28
- Stumps of old hay 6 tons at £3 10s opposite no 5. Other side of roadway to farm yard. £21
£194 0 0
Corn in barn at Church farm 5 loads oats/black £14
8 loads barley £24
Pentre Farm – ricks in rick field
- 5 tons of clover in bottom of road at £4 and 5 tons of hay in top of same at £3 10s – £37
- Rick of second crop of clover 5 tons at £3 10s – £17 10s – 1 rick of oat straw in barn 4 tons – £12
In rick opposite side of road to Pentre House
1 rick of hay 6 tons – £21
1 tump of old hay 11/2 tons £5 5s
Memorandum of deeds &c contained in Oak Box
- Draft agreement Mrs Elizabeth Bird & trustees of Major Bird for sale of real estate
- Bond of H.C. Byrde to Trevor Fielden. Cancelled
- Lease Earl Abergavy of Gwellian Jenkins
- Plans of leasehold property of Elias Bird etc
- In chancery Bird v Lefroy?
- In chancery Waddington v Mais
- Will 1888 – draft will HCB
- Letters on poor rates etc
- Lease of Craig-yr-Alt 1782
- Lease Joseph Lewis & HCB 1863 cancelled lease of 21 years
- Sundry leases Earl Abergavenny to Wm Williams &c probate of will of Mary Williams
- Lease Lewis Edmunds to HCB 1863 cancelled lease to HBC 1870
- Maes y beryn mortgage to Mackintosh 1882
- Old lease John Jeremiah x Walter Williams
- Deed of declaration on change of name
- Probate of will of Henry Bird 1799 and sundry deeds relating to Goytrey
- Sundry papers including copy letter HCB to Henry Nesbit explaining land at Goytrey
- Sundry papers &c Williams estate
- Mr Wyllies papers
- Commission of H Bird 1763 and various papers
- Old pocket book of sundry papers left, belonging to Mr Cullis with copy of probate of H Bird
- Byrde x Reid Lampola
- Will of H Bird. Sale of £200 consoles
- Bird to John Jenkins paid 1889. Draft will of HCB never signed
- Copy letter to Charles Wyllie
- Vicar &c churchwardens of Trevethin. Release to Exor’s of Thos Davies
- Estate of late William Davies
- The American claim
- Estate of the late LGM Byrde
- Mining &c
- Settlement to secure £3000 to children of Charles Mais
- Lease of a house in the Horsefair Bristol
- Marriage settlement of Richard Colston and Rebecca Maunder
- Probate of will of Richard Colston
Memorandum of unexpired leases:
Estate map 2,3,& 4
Lease granted March 25th 1820 to Philip Jenkins for lives of lessee 1 dead. John s/o Wm Jeremiah of Goytrey aged about 20 years and John Stephens son of Wm Stephens then aged about 8 years still living.
Reserved rent 1/6
37 £46 on estate map & 39. (Maes y beryn)
Granted March 25th 1860 to John Gwynn Herbert Owen Sol.r of Goytrey for lives of Clara Stockwell, James Stockwell, late of Dimmock Co., of Gloster, then aged 20 and John David Robert Owen sons of the lessee then aged 12 and 8.
All lives in being.
Reserved rent 12/-
House and lands no 715, 717, 725, 727, 728, 730, 732, parish map containing 10a 2r 34p. Maes y beryn transferred to F G Chalken Esq.- HCB
57, 58, 74 on estate map.
Lease dated 29th September 1818 to Thomas Williams for lives of lessee (dead). Ruth his daughter then aged 8 and Abraham Morgan now of Govilon, miller, then aged 10.
Reserved rent 1/-
Cottage and lands no; 441, 442, 446 and 667 (part) 2a 2r 30p. Fields between bailiff’s cottage and Abergavenny road and front of 667 opposite Haymeadow. (Missing on main road towards Abergavenny on left before Maes y beryn and below Goytre House farm)
59 & 60 on estate map.
Granted September 21st 1861 to HCB for lives of Prince of Wales; Prince Alfred and Prince Arthur. All lives in being.
House and land; 443, 444, 445, on parish map. Bailiffs cottage land 3a 1r 3p. HCB (Goytrey House Farm)
61 & 62; for same lives and date.
No 448 on parish map; 3a 1r 35p; HCB
Estate map; 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75 – Purcas, on lives of Royal family.
Parish map; 455, 456, 668, 668A – 24a 1r 6p (now missing, below Logan’s re Richard Proger)
Estate map 76 to 83 inc; Cottage and land late widow Lewis; same date as 4,5,6, on same lives; nos on parish map 462, 469. 5a 0r 11p
(Below Common Bach re Margaret James)
March 25th Ty Twmpin – no 89-93 on estate map; 494, 495, 496 & 500 on parish map. Same as 4 to 7
2a 0r 21p
96 on estate map; Cae Sanna; same lives as 4-8 and same date. Parish map; 661, 663, 663A, 665.
Estate map; 190 to 112 & 112A to 119 inc; under the canal, late Rosannah Watkins same lives and dates as 4 to 9. Parish map; 472, 476, 477, 487 & 488. 11a 3r 17p (land only)
84 & 85 – Haymeadow. Parish map 491, 492, 493 & 665A. Lease granted September 29th 1832 to William Williams.
Lives of lessee (dead); Rees David son of Rees David Hendreglyn Llanover, then aged 13 and William son of James Cobner shoemaker Goytrey aged 5.
Rees David and Cobner alive.
2a 3r 18p
Estate map; 123-128 inc
Parish map 394, 395, 396, 412, 414 – cottage and land (Little Castle)
Lease 29th September 1838 to William Phillips for lives of lessee aged 41
William son of Thomas Newman of Goytre, carpenter aged 6 and John son of Paul Hughes of Lanvair Kilgedin labourer aged 10 months.
Estate map; 187, 203,204,205,206. Parish map; 131, 241, 242, 244, 244A, 381
Bryn near Groesoped with Ton field near Foesybwch.
11a 2r 36p
Lease granted May 24th 1859 to William Morgan of Llanfoist for the lives of William, son of Morgan Williams of Pont las Caer aged 7, Abraham, son of John Davies of Trevethin aged 10. Danzy son of James Shean of Llandilo Pertholey then aged 11 years.
26th May 1925
Lease of Goytre House shooting rights to D F Pritchard Goytre. Dated 26th May 1911 for 7 years from 1st July 1911 for £180 by quarterly payment of 1st day of October, January, April and July.
The trustees, on written request of tenant six calendar moths before fixing of lease grant the tenant a further term of 7 years at £200.
For a loss of sporting rights the trustees to allow a deduction of 1/6 for any areas taken away.
Estate area of 577a 1r 3p by letter agreement in lieu £1 of shooting rights.
Sundries deposited in Mrs F W Byrde of Pentre.
2 books of Chinese furniture
Burks landed gentry (2 vols)
Garden vols and ?
1 tin box of ? (Goytre House)
1 small fromister
4 boxes of family papers
7 Victoria Park
Goods from Saxonhurst drawing room;
1 writing table and ornaments
1 flowered jamarind table
1 black wood chair
1 nest of tables
1 black pot stand and pot
1 oak pot and palm
2 brass (?)
1 chrome clock
7 photos and frames
1 eider down
1 Ivory ebony chair
4 boxes of papers
1 oval box
Furniture at the house Goytre and belonging to Miss A E Byrde.
1 ebony table
1 carved table
1 tall table
2 worked stools
1 small Ceylon chair
Cnterbury for music
1 folding chair
1 table (Sheraton)
1 sewing machine
Bow fronted chest of drawers
Small round table
Miss Byrde’s Room
2 worked chairs
Bedstead (oak) and mattress
Small round work table
Small ebony chair
2 chapherwood boxes
Family furniture at the house in Goytre
2 Bombay wood chairs
2 Bombay work tables
2 Bombay flower stand
2 Bombay chairs
2 Bombay footstools
Olive wood tables
1 do small
5 Chippendale chairs
1 roll top desk
1 arm chair
2 walnut chairs
1 small Ceylon chair
1 work stand
1 dining table
2 chairs (walnut)
2 chests of drawers
2 tables – dressing
1 wash stand
Miss Byrde’s Room
1 chest of drawers
1 wash stand
1 dressing table
1 small chair
1 olive wood table
1 small table
1 book case
1 wash stand
1 gentleman’s wardrobe
1 chest of drawers
1 chair, walnut
1 hat and umbrella stand
1 half table
2 old chairs
1 gun stand
1921 – Mrs R A Byrde, widow of the Rev’d R A Byrde Widworthy Rectory House, died at Exeter 9 November 1921.
1922 – Col. Arthur N. Burne died at the Ham Thorne Hotel, Bournemouth on 18th February 1922, was buried in the cemetery at Richmond Hill.
He was one of the trustees of the late Rev. R A Byrde’s estate with his sister Mrs R A Byrde.
June 16th 1920
M/s Atkinson & Sons, solicitors, 19, Priory Place Doncaster, forward letters and administration to the estate of Ethel Grace Aldernon of Brickhill House, Brickhill, Yorkshire, wife of Jonathan George Aldernon.
She died 28th July 1920 intestate at Larkhill. Her estate is given at £233 10 0.
Letters dated 14th June 1920. Letters of administration granted to her husband by District Registrar of Wakefield.
On the application of Miss C A Byrde by the Justice have agreed to pay an income of rent on the house at Goytre where Miss AEJ Byrde lives, so now the rent will be £50 a year instead of £40.
Miss Louisa Marriott formerly of Old Gun House Hotel died on 22nd July 1920 at 5 Argyle Terrace Plymouth, the residence. Miss Cordelia J Marriott funeral to be 27th July.
Miss A E j Byrde the only daughter of the late Col. H C Byrde of Goytre House died o 15th June 1922 at Penybryn Weston-Super-Mare and buried in Goytre Churchyard 17th June.
She was the eldest trustee of the Goytre House Estate.
Owen RA Byrde and Evan Maberly Byrde are the executors of the will.
The trustees agreed to sell Goytre House and the land round about 23a to RW Byrde of Ceylon and son of the late Col. H Byrde of Kandy Ceylon for £5305 and the money was duly paid, but owing to a nervous breakdown in Ceylo RW Byrde asked to have the sale cancelled and this the trustees consented to.
At this sale of freehold land by the committee of management of the Marquis of Abergavenny’s estate RW Byrde bought several lots in Goytre parish. At the sale of Pantysgarn Farm and the money paid for loans of the farm of the property held by the trustees, RW Byrde sold his right as well.
The freehold portion of Goytre House Farm was then sold by the trustees so all that was remaining is Goytre House and the freehold around it while at the sale did yet find any bidders.
The lawyer M/s Gardener, Hayward and Fry of Abergavenny has been paid up, all costs paid up to June 1922.
Evan M Byrde June 1922
Family property in safe keeping of ORA Byrde, Heath School, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Silhouette of Elizabeth Hicks
- Miniature of great grandmother
- Miniature of great grandfather
- Oval portrait of great grandmother 18”
- Miniature do 5” square
- Pencil sketch of great grandfather (from his portrait)
- Small square water colour of an unknown child
- Miniature of grandfather
- Do of grandfather
- Do of grandmother
- Pencil sketch (Reynold and aunt Winstone
- Pencil portrait R C Mais
- Water colour of Goytre Church by C Dix
- Pencil sketch of Goytrey
Miniature no. (9 & 10) may have been Miss AEJ Byrde by property.
Picture in safe custody of Rev. HW Byrde at Ilam Vicarage Derbyshire;
4 large pictures
8 about ½” the size of the large ones
Goytre House Estate
Heirs of Col. Henry Byrde of Ceylon, eldest son of the late HC Byrde of Goytre;
Mrs David Serimgson
10 Richmond Terrace
Miss K C Byrde
26, Sion Hill
Rev’d H C Byrde
1 Bracken Road
Date of death in Ceylon 10th July 1907.
Date of probate in Ceylon 9th August.
Heirs of Charles Byrde – No. 2
2nd son of HC Byrde
Charles H Byrde
34 Hogarth Road
London SW 5
Ethel Grace Alderson
Died 28th February 1920 – intestate, husband (heir)
Ceylon – (may be incorrect, difficult to read)
Heirs of Frederick Louis Byrde;
Fred. Byrde – deceased
Abbots Ham Road
Evan Wm Byrde
Cross Lanes Bungalow
Rev. Louis Byrde – deceased
Date of death 3-6-1905
Date of probate 15th July 1905
Heirs of Richard Augustus Byrde no. 4
Gladys Frazer Smith
Herbert W Byrde
Will dated 21st December 1887
1st codicil 3rd Jan 1890
2nd codicil 7th Dec 1894
3rd codicil 5th May 1906
Died 20th October 1906
Probate 13th December 1906
Heirs of Francis William McAlpine Byrde;
13 Cecil Rd
Edwin A Byrde
Adra Membhoor District
Died 24th February 1919
Probate 15th July 1920
Heirs of Annie Elizabeth Frances Byrde;
34 Hogarth Road
Gladys Fraser Smith
(under Rev. RA Byrde)
Guy Davies c/o Mrs Davies
The H ?
Miss Margaret Clougher
c/o M/s Grey & Co., solicitors
- Edwin A Byrde (under JWB)
1 Inboor Rd
13 Cecil rd
Weston Super Mare
Miss Basil C Larke
William L Byrde’s 3 children
Aileen ( Mrs Guy Hutchinson
Died 15th January 1922 at Weston Super Mare
Probate October 6th 1922
February 26th 1925
Goytre School trust fund granted by Col. H Byrde of Goytre House Mon is sent to the National Provincial Bank in Abergavenny for safe custody by the trustees.
Evan M Byrde
John Weeks of Penpellenny Goytre
1 sofa 4/-
Umbrella stand 10/-
1 set pegs – fixture
Boot cupboard £1
1 writing table £2
Sheraton bookcase and secretare office £4
Writing desk chair 7/6
Ceylon wood chair (Alice)
Double walnut bedstead £2 and small mat
Mahogany table £1
2 ebony brackets £1
Spare bedroom no 2
1 maple chest of drawers £1
1 easy chair, leather 15/-
2 Windsor chair 10/-
2 Chippendale chairs £2
Aunt Louisa’s room
1 Almirah £1
1 chair (Sheraton) £2 10s
2 Chippendale chairs £2
1 old table
2 Chippendale chairs
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