12N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 [1731/2] C. Chichester to Jones. 13N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 Uuly/August 1731] C. Chichester to Jones. 14N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 (30 December 1731) C. Chichester to Jones. IS In 1753 writs were issued for the removal from the bench ofjones and Herbert Lloyd for their oppressive and illegal behaviour. See David W. Howell, Patriarchs and Parasites (Cardiff, 1986), p. 164. 16N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 [1731/2] C. Chichester to Jones. 17N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to Hobbs, Bristol. 18N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (19 October 1730) C. Chichester to J. Chichester. 19N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 [1731/2] C. Chichester to Jones. 20N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to Trevor. 21N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (29 December 1730) C. Chichester to J. Chichester. 22 Ibid. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (undated) C. Chichester to J. Chichester. A cross post was established from Exeter to Shrewsbury in 1700. Until then letters for Wales were delivered to London and back on a different road. It cost twice as much because charges were based on mileage. 24N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [1730/1] C. Chichester to Beavis. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to J. Chichester. At this time Viscount Lisburne employed a full-time messenger to carry his letters from Trawsgoed to the Post Office at Llanidloes. 26 This was the last great pre-industrial epidemic in Wales (1727-31). See Geraint H. Jenkins, Literature, Religion and Society in Wales, 1660-1730 (Cardiff, 1978), pp. 135-6. 27N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 C. Chichester to Beavis. 28N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 C. Chichester to Hobbs. 29N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (undated) C. Chichester to J. Chichester. 30N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [1730] C. Chichester to [Courtenay]. 31N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to Trevor. 32 Ibid; N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (undated) C. Chichester to [Smith]. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (4 July 1732) Smith to Morris. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to J. Chichester. 35N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 C. Chichester to Trevor. 36N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [August 1732] C. Chichester to Miss Chichester. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to J. Chichester. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/87. "N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 (undated) C. Chichester to Jones. 40N.D.R.O. 50/1 1/87. John Trevor died in 1735. This suggests that he was elderly or in ill-health. 41 N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 C. Chichester to Miss Chichester. 42 N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 Smith to Morris. 43N.D.R.O. 50/11/84 (28 March 1734) C. Chichester to T. Lloyd. 44N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 (30 December 1731) C. Chichester to Jones. 45N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 [March/April 1731] C. Chichester to J. Chichester. 46N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 C. Chichester to Hobbs, Bristol. 47N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 Smith to Morris. 48N.D.R.O. 50/11/88 (30 December 1731) C. Chichester to Jones. 49N.D.R.O. 50/11/87 (29 December 1730) C. Chichester to J. Chichester.