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Tyllwyd estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TYLLWYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Tyllwyd Estate Records

Short Title: Tyllwyd estate, records

Creation date(s): 1566-1852

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Tyllwyd estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Tyllwyd, Cardiganshire, was the seat of John Vaughan (1764-1845), the only surviving son of Edward Vaughan of Greengrove, the natural son of Dorothy, Countess of Lisburne. He purchased the estate from John Bowen of Castle Green, Cardigan. John Vaughan married Jane, eldest daughter of Herbert Evans of Highmead, Cardiganshire. Under the terms of the will of his great-uncle, David Lloyd of Brynog, Cardiganshire, John Vaughan took the additional surname of Lloyd as inheritor of the Brynog estate. Mary Ann Vaughan Lloyd, eldest daughter of John and Jane, married John Lewes (173-1860), owner of the Llanllyr estate, Cardiganshire. Mary and John lived at Tyllwyd until it was bought by Charles Arthur Prichard, who was married to Dorothea, Mary Ann's younger sister.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the Tyllwyd estate mainly in the parishes of Betws Ifan and Blaenporth, Cardiganshire, 1566-1852, but also including land in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; and to the Brynog estate in the parishes of Cilcennin and Trefilan, Cardiganshire, 1817-1835.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within each group. Both groups are numbered from 1, the items in the 1926 donation being numbered 1-327 and the items in the 1986 deposit numbered 1-80.

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: A hard copy of the catalogue of the donation is available at NLW; the 1987 deposit is described in NLW, Minor lists & summaries 1987, pp. 115-116, also available at NLW. Both catalogues can be accessed online from


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by C.A Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd, Beulah, in 1926; followed by a deposit by Mr Christopher C. Jones-Parry, Woodpeckers, Rogate, Petersfield, Hampshire, in November 1986.



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); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and antiquities of the counties and county families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. I; NLW, Schedule of Tyllwyd Estate Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Tyllwyd Estate (Blaen-porth, Cardiganshire, Wales) | Archives
Vaughan Lloyd family, | of Tyllwyd | Archives

Personal names
Vaughan Lloyd family , of Tyllwyd

Corporate names
Tyllwyd Estate (Blaen-porth, Cardiganshire, Wales)


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