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Cilwendeg estate, deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CILWEND

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cilwendeg Estate Deeds

Short Title: Cilwendeg estate, deeds

Creation date(s): 1625-1883

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 56 items

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Jacob Morgan was living at Cilwendeg, Pembrokeshire, in 1710. He died in 1733 and Cilwendeg passed to his youngest daughter, Margaret Morgan, who married John Jones of Llanbadarn, Cardiganshire. Morgan Jones, possibly the last male descendant of the family to own Cilwendeg, was also the owner of the Skerries Lighthouse in Anglesey. In 1844, Margaretta Sutton Jones of Cilwendeg married Mark Anthony Saurin, who, in 1857, purchased the Orielton estate, Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the Cilwendeg estate, Pembrokeshire, 1625-1883, and to the Skerries lighthouse, Anglesey.


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: A hard copy of the catalogue, under the former title Penally Collection, is available at NLW. An on-line catalogue under the current title, Cilwendeg, can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Major W.M. Saurin, Penally Abbey, Pembrokeshire, in 1942.



Note: Previously called Penally Collection. Title based on contents; previous title based on residence of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Penally Collection; Jones, Francis, Historic Pembrokeshire Homes and their families (Newport, 1996).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2002

Lighthouses | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Jones family , of Cilwendeg

Corporate names
Cilwendeg Estate (Wales)
Skerries Rock (Wales : Lighthouse)


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