Richard POOLE of Cae Nest
(1656-Bef 1707)
Elizabeth THOMAS
John HUMPHREYS 'the Elder' of Caerynwch, Gent.
Grace VAUGHAN, Heiress of Caerynwch
(By 1646-Aft 1719)
Anthony POOLE of Llanbedr, Esq.
Anthony POOLE, Rector of Mallwyd


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Margaret LEWIS

Anthony POOLE, Rector of Mallwyd 1

  • Born: Cae Nest, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales
  • Christened: 3 Dec 1710, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales 2
  • Married: 28 May 1734 1
  • Died: 5 Jan 1783, Cae Nest, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales
  • Buried: 9 Jan 1783, Llanbedr, Merioneth, Wales 3

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his maternal grandfather John Humphreys 'the Elder' of Caerynwch, Gent. (1718)


Co-executor of the Will of his brother John Poole of Dolgelley, apothecary (1769)


1 Aug 1780

1) Edward Williams of Bryngosol bach, parish of Llandudno, co. Caernarfon, gent.
2) Rev. Anthony Poole of Cae nest, co. Merioneth [Meirionydd], clerk.
DRAFT MORTGAGE by demise for 500 years of a house and lands in the parish of Llanddwyn, co. Merioneth [Meirionydd], called Penisa’r Cwm held by Morris Edwards.
To secure £200 plus interest.


Revd. Mr. POOLE of Cae Nest (burial record)


Abstract of the Will of The Reverend Anthony Poole, Rector of Mallwyd, written 13 Oct 1773, memorandum 25 Mar 1779, codicil 28 Oct 1782, proved 26 Feb 1783.

Leaves & bequeaths an amount of £500 towards the maintenance of his younger children; that is, £250 to his son Anthony and £250 to his son Hugh.

Refers to an amount of £300 empowered to him by his marriage settlement, and directs that it be equally divided between his infant grandchildren Richard Poole, Mary Poole and Anne Poole.

Names his grandson Owen Anthony Poole, elder brother to Richard Poole above.

Gives & bequeaths £50 to his cousin Anne Tudor, spinster, as a tender gratuity for her care and trouble in managing his household, also leaving to her a set of tea drinking china, furniture to be chosen by herself and also his large trunk now in the bedchamber above the kitchen in Cae Nest.

All the rest and residue of his personal estate he leaves to his eldest son Richard Poole Esquire, whom he nominates, constitutes & appoints sole executor of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: William Jones gentleman, John Edward yeoman, Lewis Robert yeoman.

Includes a codicil wherein he accuses his son Hugh Poole of claiming that he is owed a large sum of money by his father for arrears of a pretended annuity that he says his father has which was granted to him (Hugh) for the annual sum of £60. He makes void his legacy to his son Hugh.


Witnesses: Jno. Vaughan, Elizabeth Vaughan, Ellis Jones 4

  Marriage Information:

Anthony married Margaret LEWIS, daughter of Hugh LEWIS of Pont Newydd, Esq. and Jane TWISTLETON, on 28 May 1734. (Margaret LEWIS was born in Pont Newydd, Llanwnda, Caernarvonshire, Wales and was buried on 21 Apr 1766 in Mallwyd, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families, J. E. Griffith, p. 352.

2 Llanbedr Parish Registers, Christenings.

3 Ibid., Burials.

4 UK National Archives, PROB 11/1100/428.

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