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Ellis, T. I., collection of Davies family deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TIELIS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: T. I. Ellis Collection of Davies family Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Ellis, T. I., collection of Davies family deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1582-1920 (accumulated [1926]-[1956])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.087 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Thomas Iorwerth Ellis (1899-1970)


Administrative/Biographical history: David Davies (1745-1804) of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, and later Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, skinner, had two sons: David Davies (1774-1824), banker, and Robert Davies (1789-1841). David Davies the younger married twice, firstly to Mabella Jones, and had a son, also called David Davies (1802-1836), and secondly to Blanche Maria Rogers (d 1846) of Carnachen-wen, Mathry, Pembrokeshire, which then became the family home. David Davies III appears to have lived at Carnachen-wen until about 1833, when he acquired Castle Green, Cardigan, Cardiganshire, where he died, in 1836, without issue. Robert Davies married Eliza Charles (1798-1876) of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, and had several children, including the Rev. David Charles Davies (1826-1891) and Robert Joseph Davies (1839-1892), who acquired Cwrtmawr, Llangeitho, Cardiganshire. He in turn married Frances Humphreys, descended from the Rev. Peter Williams. Their children included John Humphreys Davies (1871-1926), Walter Ernest Llewellyn Davies (1874-1941), and Annie Jane Davies (1873-1942), who married T. E. Ellis, MP (1859-1899) and had a son, Dr Thomas Iorwerth Ellis (1899-1970), teacher and lecturer, who lived in Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Documents, including wills, letters and other papers, relating to the Davies families of Aberystwyth, Carnachen-wen, and Cwrtmawr, 1818-1885, and the family of Rev. Peter Williams, 1777-1860; deeds of the same families, relating mainly to properties in Aberystwyth, Henllys, Llanbadarn Fawr, Llanddewi Brefi, Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn, and Talybont, Cardiganshire, Dinas, Little Newcastle, Puncheston, and St Davids, Pembrokeshire, and Llanedi, Carmarthenshire, 1582-1920 (mainly 1773-1920), and in particular to Coldstone, Little Newcastle, Pembrokeshire, 1773-1916.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged as follows: Davies family deeds and documents, 1773-1920 (1-74); deeds and documents relating to properties in co. Card., 1741-1888, and co. Pemb., 1813-1891 (reference not supplied); family papers comprising those relating to the Davies family of Carnachenwen etc., 1818-1885 (reference not supplied); and papers relating to the family of Rev. Peter Williams, 1777-1860 (227-262); miscellaneous papers, 1582 and [19 cent.] (263-282); and one item: a deed relating to mills in p. Llanedi, co. Carm., 1610 (283).

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue (in two volumes) are available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The deeds appear to have been inherited or collected by the depositor, the son of Annie Jane Ellis (nee Davies) of Cwrtmawr.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by T. I. Ellis, Aberystwyth, 1940, 1956. One item deposited by T. I. Ellis and Mrs P. Hughes Griffiths [Annie Jane Davies], 1940.


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales, T. I. Ellis Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedules of T. I. Ellis Deeds and Documents; NLW, Schedule of Charles and Davies Family Correspondence; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2003

Davies family, | of Cwrt-mawr | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Little Newcastle
Deeds | Wales | Llanedi
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Davies family , of Carnachen-wen
Davies family , of Cwrt-mawr
Ellis , T. I. (Thomas Iorwerth) , 1899-1970
Williams family , Anglican ministers

Corporate names

Aberystwyth (Wales)
Cwrt-mawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
Dinas (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Little Newcastle (Wales)
Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanddewi-Brefi (Wales)
Llanedi (Wales)
Mathry (Wales)
Puncheston (Wales)
St Davids (Wales)
Tal-y-bont (Ceredigion, Wales)

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