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Cilybebyll Estate Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CILYBYLL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cilybebyll Estate Records

Short Title: Cilybebyll Estate Records

Creation date(s): 1399-1854

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.258 cubic metres (9 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Cilybebyll estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Alice, daughter of Thomas ap Griffith Goch of Ynys-arwed, Glamorgan, married Griffith ap John ap Lewis. Alice was probably the heiress of Cilybebyll, as some pedigrees describe Thomas ap Griffith Goch as of Cilybebyll. Alice and Thomas's son, Lewis Griffith, who was the first of the family to use a surname, married (secondly) Jenet Herbert, and had issue a daughter and heir, Jenet, who married George Herbert, the fourth son of Matthew Herbert of Swansea. The Herbert family of Swansea was part of the same clan as the Herbert family, earls of Pembroke, and was itself the source of the Herbert families of Cilybebyll, Cogan Pill and White Friars. The estate remained in the hands of the Herberts until the death, in 1771, without heirs, of Elizabeth Herbert who had married Richard Turberville (c. 1708-1777). Elizabeth, who was the daughter of Richard Herbert (d. 1728) and Elizabeth Lloyd of Cilymaenllwyd, left Cilybebyll to her mother's family. Her heir was John Herbert Lloyd (d. 1817), the son of John William Lloyd (d. 1752) of Carmarthen. He was succeeded by his sister Jane (d. 1828), the wife of William Bassett. Jane was succeeded by her kinswoman Jane Brand (d. 1849), the daughter of John Jones (d. 1787) of Brawdy, Pembrokeshire, and wife of Henry Leach (d. 1848) of Milford. Their son Francis Edwardes Leach (1805-1865) assumed the surname Lloyd on inheriting Cilybebyll on the death of his mother. Francis's son, Herbert Lloyd (1838-1914) of Cilybebyll, married in 1864 with Frances Harriette (1838-1929), daughter of S. G. Purdon of Tinerara, Ireland. Their eldest son John Herbert Purdon Lloyd (1868-1957) inherited Cilybebyll on his father's death.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other papers, 1614-1775, mainly relating to the Herbert family of Cilybebyll, Glamorgan (Ethel Lloyd Deeds); estate and family deeds and a few other papers, [c. 1466]-[c. 1841], relating to the Griffith family of Cilybebyll, [c. 1572]-1614, the Herbert family of Cilybebyll, [c. 1617]-1740, the Turberville family of Ewenny and Cilybebyll, [c. 1740]-[c. 1794], and the Lloyd family of Cilybebyll, 1813 (Cilybebyll Deeds (Group I); estate and family deeds and papers, 1523-1854, relating to the Griffith family of Cilybebyll, [c. 1557]-1615, the Herbert family of Cilybebyll and elsewhere, [c. 1606]-[c. 1754], the Turberville family of Ewenny and Cilybebyll, [c. 1747]-[c. 1796], the Lloyd family of Cilybebyll, [c. 1789]-[c. 1815], the Bassett family of Cilybebyll, [c. 1817]-[c. 1825], and the Leach family of Milford and Cilybebyll, [c. 1831]-[c. 1848] (Cilybebyll Deeds (Group II)). The 1962 group which remains uncatalogued comprises deeds and documents, 1847-1883, consisting largely of leases of building ground formerly part of Clynibidy farm, Llangiwg, Glamorgan.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by deposit into the Ethel Lloyd Deeds and the Cilybebyll Deeds. The 1942 group are numbered Cilybebyll Deeds 1-145, and the pre-1957 group are numbered Cilybebyll Deeds 146-1881.

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 catalogues to the Ethel Lloyd Deeds and the Cilybebyll Deeds, groups I and II, are available at NLW and HMC. The 1962 group remains uncatalogued.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained apart from the earliest deed in the archive, dated 1399, which was not included in the Cilybebyll Group I deposit. It remained in 1942 with Messrs James Trevor and Son of Bridgewater.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Ethel Lloyd of Tarrington Court on 14 October 1941 (Ethel Lloyd Deeds). The Cilybebyll Deeds (Group 1) were deposited by J. H. P. Lloyd of Plas Cilybebyll, 1942, and the Cilybebyll Deeds (Group 2) by H. R. P. Lloyd of Monmouth, pre-1957. A second supplementary group of Cilybebyll records was deposited by H. R. P. Lloyd of Monmouth, October 1962.


Related material: Further papers are West Glamorgan Record Office, D/D Cil and D/D SB.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham. The following sources were used in the compilation of this record: Clark, George T., Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae (London, 1886); NLW Catalogues of Cilybebyll Deeds Groups I and II; Lloyd, John, The Lloyds of Pl√Ęs Cilybebyll (Pendoylan, 1990).

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Cilybebyll Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence
Deeds | Wales | Llangiwg
Estate administration | Wales | Glamorgan
Griffith family, | of Cilybebyll | Archives
Herbert family, | of Cilybebyll | Archives
Lloyd family, | of Cilybebyll | Archives
Turbervill family | Archives

Personal names
Griffith family , of Cilybebyll
Herbert family , of Cilybebyll
Lloyd family , of Cilybebyll
Turbervill family

Corporate names
Cilybebyll Estate (Wales)

Clynibidy (Llangiwg, Wales : Farm)

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