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Cwmdu (Brecknockshire) deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CWMDU

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Cwmdu (Brecknockshire) Deeds

Short Title: Cwmdu (Brecknockshire) deeds

Creation date(s): 1609-1924 (accumulated [1830]-1924)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 box files)

Name of creator(s): Roberts family, of Llanfihangel Cwmdu


Administrative/Biographical history: Llanfihangel Cwmdu is a mountainous rural parish in Brecknockshire. From 1700-1850, the enclosure of former area of common land created individual smallholdings. The Roberts family was active in farming in the parish in the 19th century. John and David Roberts (d. 1890) were the sons of the Rev. David Roberts (1791-1872), grandsons of John Williams (d. 1835), innkeeper, and nephews of Ann Gunter(d. 1866).


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to property in Llanfihangel Cwmdu and Llangynidr, Brecknockshire, 1609-1924; deeds relating to lands in the parish of Cathedine, Brecknockshire, 1800-1848, and deeds relating to the parish of Trallong, Brecknockshire, 1805-1839.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

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 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: After the death of David Roberts in 1890, the papers passed to his wife, and then to his son, David Prosser Roberts, and his grandson, David George Prosser Roberts, who bequeathed them to his wife, who gave the papers to Dr D. J. Harris. David Prosser Roberts and David George Prosser Roberts were interested in genealogy, and were presumably responsible for the addition of post-1890 items to the archive.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr D. J. Harris, Ottawa, Ontario, 1976.



Note: Title supplied from content of fonds. The deeds pre-date the date of accumulation.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Cwmdu Deeds (Brecknockshire).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2003

Deeds | Wales | Cathedine
Deeds | Wales | Llanfihangel Cwmdu
Deeds | Wales | Llangynidr
Deeds | Wales | Trallong

Personal names
Roberts family , of Llanfihangel Cwmdu

Corporate names

Cathedine (Wales)
Llanfihangel Cwmdu (Wales)
Llangynidr (Wales)
Trallong (Wales : parish)

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