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Allt-lwyd estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ALLTLWYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Allt-lwyd Estate Records

Short Title: Allt-lwyd estate, records

Creation date(s): 1617-1869

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 78 items

Name of creator(s): Allt-lwyd estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Allt-lwyd was the residence of the Hughes family, descended from William Hughes of Rhos Tyddyn, Devil's Bridge, Cardiganshire. William's son, William, was vicar of Llanilar and married Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Evans of Ty Mawr, Talsarn. Their son, John Hughes (1768-1821) of Glanrafon married Jane Edwards, the widow of Thomas Evans of Llanilar. Their heir, John Hughes (1805-1852), was the first member of the family to reside at Allt-lwyd. According to the landowners return of 1873, John's eldest son, John George Parry Hughes (1837-1906) owned 1,317 acres with an annual rental of £1,238. John George Parry Hughes married Elizabeth Charlotte Mary, eldest daughter of Col. J.A. Lloyd-Philipps the owner of the adjacent Mabws estate, and of Dale Castle in Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, mainly relating to the Alltlwyd estate, 1617-1869, chiefly in the parishes of Llanrhystud and Llansanffraid, Cardiganshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Mrs Lloyd Hughes, Alltlwyd, Llanrhystud, in November 1941.


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales, Roberts & Evans; and Llidiardau Estate Records; the former remains uncatalogued.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire homes and their families , (Newport, 2000); Burke's Landed Gentry , (London, 1925)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002


Personal names
Hughes family , of Allt-lwyd

Corporate names
Allt-lwyd Estate (Wales)

Llanrhystud (Wales)
Llansantffraed (Ceredigion, Wales)

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