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Betws (Ammanford), papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BETWS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Betws (Ammanford) Papers

Short Title: Betws (Ammanford), papers

Creation date(s): 1594-1898

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Hopkin family of Betws


Administrative/Biographical history: In the 18th and 19th century, the Hopkin family were farmers in Betws, Carmarthenshire. David, Richard and Evan Hopkin are mentioned in 1719; Richard Hopkin (fl. 1757) is described as of Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, while David Hopkin (fl. 1748) is of Betws. In the 1790s, Mary Hopkin transferred property to her son David (fl. 1796-1845) and his wife Ann (nee Morgan); David occupied Cwmcathanycha, Betws.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and papers relating to lands of the Hopkin family and others in the parish of Betws, Carmarthenshire, 1594-1748; papers relating to the Hopkin family, 1719-1898; and a poor rate account for the parish of Betws, 1818.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

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.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Minor Lists and Summaries 1991, pp. 3-5, at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Hywel Wyn Jones, Bow Street, Ceredigion, in 1990.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries 1991.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

Deeds | Wales | Betws (Carmarthenshire)
Hopkin family, | of Betws (Carmarthenshire) | Archives

Personal names
Hopkin family , of Betws (Carmarthenshire)

Corporate names

Betws (Carmarthenshire, Wales)

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