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Plas Llangoedmor, deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PLAMOR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Plas Llangoedmor Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Plas Llangoedmor, deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1631, 1705-1898

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box, 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Plas Llangoedmor estate


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1801 the Rev. Benjamin Millingchamp (d. 1829), a native of Cardigan, bought Plas Llangoedmor from David Lloyd, whose family had owned the place since at least 1550. Benjamin Millingchamp was the son of Joseph Millingchamp, a Customs officer at Cardigan, and Anne Gambold. He was succeeded by Sarah, his daughter and heiress, and wife of Colonel Herbert Vaughan of Brynog, a descendant of the Vaughan family, baronets of Trawsgoed. They had three sons and a daughter. The eldest son, Herbert, died of wounds in the Crimea in 1855, and another son, Edward Percival, died of cholera in Bombay in 1864. Llangoedmor was inherited by the third son, John Vaughan (1830-1881), who had five sons. He was succeeed by his eldest son, Herbert Millingchamp Vaughan (1870-1948)who sold much of the contents of Plas Llangoedmor in 1924 settled in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, having sold Plas Llanhoedmor mansion to David Berrington Griffiths Davies of Castle Green, Cardigan.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and legal papers relating to the Crosswood estate, Cardiganshire, 1631, 1705-1820, and to the Plas Llangoedmor estate, 1808-1898, mainly in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into two sections: deeds and documents, and legal papers.

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Received from Herbert Millingchamp Vaughan of Plas Llangoedmor in 1923.


Related material: Further papers relating to Plas Llangoedmor, 1670-1922, are National Library of Wales, Morgan Richardson 1437-1605. Persian MSS collected by Benjamin Millingchamp of Plas Llangoedmor, and his English translations of some of them are NLW MSS 4391-4412. The main Crosswood estate archive is held at the National Library of Wales.


Note: Title supplied from contents of part of the fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this record: Vaughan, H. M., The Millingchamps of Cardigan, West Wales Historical Review, 5 (1915); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); NLW, Schedule of Plas Llangoedmor Deeds and Documents, and Schedule of Morgan Richardson (Cardigan) Deeds and Documents; Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families (Newport, 2000).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002


Personal names
Millingchamp family , of Plas Llangoedmor
Vaughan family , Earls of Lisburne
Vaughan family , of Plas Llangoedmor

Corporate names
Plas Llangoedmor Estate (Wales)


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