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Lloyd family of Alltyrodyn

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/BRA/11

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Lloyd family of Alltyrodyn

Short Title: Lloyd family of Alltyrodyn

Creation date(s): 1777-1872

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.064 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Alltyrodyn and Castell Howell estates


Administrative/Biographical history: David Lloyd of Alltyrodyn, Cardiganshire, elder brother of John Lloyd, vicar of Llanarth, married as his second wife Justina, daughter and co-heiress of John Pryse of Blaendyffryn in the parish of Bangor Teifi. Their younger son, John Lloyd, succeeded them at Blaendyffryn. The Alltyrodyn estate was inherited by David and Justina's eldest son, David Lloyd (1748-1822) who married Elizabeth, daughter of Herbert Evans of Highmead. David Lloyd purchased Castell Howell in the parish of Llandysul at the beginning of the nineteenth century. On his death his brother John succeeded to Alltyrodyn. John died unmarried and Alltyrodyn, Blaendyffryn and the Castell Howell estates passed to his cousin, Mrs Anne Lloyd Davies (formerly Anne Stewart) and her husband, John Lloyd Davies (originally named John Davies), an Aberystwyth attorney, who succeeded to the estate in right of his wife. After the death of Anne Lloyd Davies her husband married Elizabeth Hardwicke of Tytherington Grange, Gloucestershire. John and Anne were succeeded by their grandson, John Lloyd Davies (1850-1878) who apparently squandered a great deal of the estate on drink. He devised the estates to a James Allen, clerk to a London solicitor. His sister, a Mrs Massey, recovered the estate in Chancery from James Allen upon payment of 5000. The estate debts compelled her to sell Alltyrodyn and Blaendyffryn within a few years. Alltyrodyn mansion and some of the farms were purchased by Captain James Stewart According to the 1873 return of owners of land, John Davies-Lloyd (sic.) of Alltyrodyn owned an estimated 6,877 acres in Wales (all in Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire), with an estimated rental of 3,231.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1777-1872, relating mainly to the the Alltyrodyn and Castell Howell estates in Cardiganshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Ceredigion Archives and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Ceredigion Archives have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited in August 1983 by Bridges, Sawtell & Adams of London, solicitors, per the British Records Association (BRA no. 2098).


Related material: Further papers relating to the Alltyrodyn estate can be found at the National Library of Wales, including a pedigree of the family of Alltyrodyn (National Library of Wales MSS 4362-3B), an Alltyrodyn commonplace book, 1770 (National Library of Wales MS 14990F), an agent's account book, 1876-1885 (National Library of Wales MS 9871), a catalogue of Alltyrodyn furniture to be sold, 1882 (George Eyre Evans 36), and deeds (Bradney Deeds (1921 group)).

Publication note: Theakston, Lucy E. & Davies, John (eds), Some family records and pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr and Waun Ifor (Oxford: privately printed,1913).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. XIV (1965-66); Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families (Newport, 2000).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2001

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