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Cwmgwili estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CWMGWILI

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cwmgwili Estate Records

Short Title: Cwmgwili estate, records

Creation date(s): 1576-1947

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.229 cubic metres(8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Cwmgwili estate


Administrative/Biographical history: About 1589, Charles Vaughan of Penybanc Issa, Carmarthenshire, son of Walter Vaughan of Pembrey, married Catherine Jones, the heiress of Cwmgwili. His descendant, another Charles Vaughan, died without issue in 1678, leaving Cwmgwili to his wife Anne, the daughter of John Vaughan of Llanelli, in fee simple. Anne Vaughan died in 1706, leaving the estate to her second husband, Griffith Lloyd of Llanarthne. Griffith Lloyd died in 1713, leaving Cwmgwili and most of the estate to his great-nephew, Grismond Philipps, eldest son of John Philipps of Ty Gwyn near Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, whose descendants still live there.
In 1897, Grismond Philipps married Edith Evans, the niece of Sir Lawrence Jenkins of Cilbronnau in the parish of Llangoedmor, Cardiganshire. Edith inherited the Cilbronnau estate, which became a part of the Cwmgwili estate. Cilbronnau was sold in 1978.


Scope and content/abstract: Title deeds, of the Cwmgwili estate, Carmarthenshire, 1576-1936, owned by the Philipps family of Abergwili, and of the Cilbronnau estate, Cardiganshire, owned by the Jenkins family of Llangoedmor in the same county, 1739-1947; domestic and personal vouchers and accounts, 1909-[early 20 cent.], and deeds, letters and plans, 1892-1900, relating to the negotiations for the purchase by the corporation of Carmarthen of land in the parish of Newchurch, Carmarthenshire, required for the corporation's water supply.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: the Cwmgwili group, and the Cilbronnau group.

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 laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The catalogue can be accessed online from
Further details relating to manorial records in the archive can be accessed online from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Lieut Col Sir Grismond P. Phillips, Cwmgwili, in 1947


Related material: Further papers relating to the Cwmgwili estate are Carmarthenshire Archive Service, Cwmgwili Letters and Papers, National Library of Wales, Francis Green MSS, vols 11 and 17, and Griffith E. Owen Papers (uncatalogued),. Further deeds, 1553-1731, relating to the Cilbronnau estate are National Library of Wales, Grismond Philipps Deeds. A volume of geneaological and heraldic material of the Jenkins family of Cilbronnau is NLW MS 3480C.

Publication note: Jones, Francis, 'Cwmgwili and its families', Carmarthenshire Historian , 13 (1976), pp. 23-66. and 14 (1977), pp. 20-49.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their families (Newport, 1997), Lloyd, John E., A History of Carmarthenshire (Cardiff, 2 vols, 1935-39), vol. ii.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2001

Carmarthen (Wales). | Corporation
Cilbronnau Estate (Wales) | Archives
Cwmgwili Estate (Wales) | Archives
Philipps family, | of Cwmgwili | Archives
Water-supply | Wales | Carmarthen

Personal names
Jenkins family , of Cilbronnau
Philipps family , of Cwmgwili

Corporate names
Cilbronnau Estate (Wales)
Cwmgwili Estate (Wales)


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