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Tre-faes deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TREFAES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Phillips of Tre-faes Uchaf Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Tre-faes deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1664-1909

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Phillips family of Tre-faes Uchaf; Augustus Brackenbury (1792-1874)


Administrative/Biographical history: Tre-faes Uchaf, Llanilar, Cardiganshire, was occupied by the Phillips family by the mid-19th century. John Phillips died c. 1855; his widow Charlotte and son John still lived there in 1876. John the younger's son, Richard Phillips, lived at Argoed, Llangwyryfon, by 1882. In 1829, Evan James (died 1875) of Grip, Llanddeiniol, had bought land from Augustus Brackenbury, as did his father-in-law, David Jones. Richard Phillips married Evan James' daughter and they had several children, including Dr Richard Phillips and Mary Phillips ([1887]-1969), who lived at Bow Street, Cardiganshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1664-1909, of the Phillips family of Tre-faes Uchaf, including deeds relating to properties in the parishes of Llangwyryfon, Llanrhystyd, Llanddeiniol, Llanilar and Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, 1664-1855; wills and other probate records, 1835-1880; receipts and vouchers of Tre-faes Uchaf and Grip, 1838-1894; letters, 1870-1892; and deeds relating to the property of Augustus Brackenbury ('Y Sais Bach') in Llanrhystyd, Llangwyryfon and Lledrod, Cardiganshire, 1819-1828.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged by accession, then 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 regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: A few of the deeds are damaged.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by James James, Llangwyrfon, 1947, Miss Margaret Phillips and Miss Mary Phillips, Bow Street, per Dr Richard Phillips, Llangwyryfon, 1969, Miss Margaret Phillips and Dr Richard Phillips, 1971, Surgeon-Capt. Eric James, Roch, Pembrokeshire, 1971, Dr Richard Phillips, 1971,



Note: Title compiled from contents of fonds. The collection includes earlier deeds and papers of Augustus Brackenbury accumulated by the Phillips family.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Tre-faes Deeds and Documents.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Phillips family, | of Tre-Faes | Archives

Personal names
Brackenbury , Augustus , d. 1874
Phillips family , of Tre-faes (Llanilar)

Corporate names

Cardiganshire (Wales)
Llanddeiniol (Wales)
Llangwyryfon (Wales)
Llanilar (Wales)
Tre-faes-uchaf (Wales)

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