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Ceredigion Archives
Llanaeron deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0212 LLARON

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Llanaeron deeds and documents

Short Title: Llanaeron deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1571-1969

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.21 cubic metres (12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Llanaeron estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Llanaeron estate comprised properties in the parishes of Betws Ifan, Ciliau Aeron, Henfynyw, Llandysul, Llanddewi Aber-arth, Llanerchaeron, Llanarth, Llansantffraid and Troedyraur, Cardiganshire, and Llangeler, Carmarthenshire. The 500 acre estate was sold by the Gwynne family of Mynachty in 1634 to Llewelyn Parry, second son of Thomas Parry of Pentre, for £140. The estate remained in the hands of the Parry family until the death without issue of John Parry. The estate then passed to John's uncle, John Lewis of Llaethlliw near Aberaeron in Cardiganshire. The family sold Llaethlliw in the 1750s. John Lewis was succeeded by his son and namesake, who married in 1749 with Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Johnes of Penybont. Their heir was Colonel William Lewis, who employed John Nash to build a mansion on the site in 1794-1795 which was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1989. He was succeeded by his son, John Lewis who died without issue, and was succeeded by his sister, Eliza Williama Anne and her husband, William Lewes of Llysnewydd. They were succeeded by their son, John William Lewes who married the daughter of the Rev. George Mettam. They had no issue. Portions of the estate were sold off by the Lewes family in 1883 and 1918, and the remainder of the Llanaeron estate was partitioned in 1969.


Scope and content/abstract: Rentals, 1775-1895; tithes, 1844-1896; deeds, 1571-1911; financial documents, including bank and account books, vouchers and receipts, domestic and clothing accounts, and miscellaneous building accounts, 1744-1957; correspondence, 1620-1920; and miscellaneous papers, including sale catalogues for portions of the Llanaeron estate and the partition of Llysnewydd estate, 1658-1969.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Group One, rentals, tithes, deeds, financial documents, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents; Group Two, rentals, domestic and clothing accounts, miscellaneous building accounts, and miscellaneous accounts and papers; and Group Three, documents relating to the Llanaeron and Llysnewydd estates in Cardiganshire.

Conditions governing access: Most of the items in Group Two are fragments, and due to their fragile condition should be treated with the utmost care.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

Language codes: englat


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Parts of the Llanaeron papers were originally deposited by the National Trust in 1992 and 1996 until 1999. These papers were listed in National Library of Wales in Minor Lists & Summaries 1993, pp. 41-44, and 1996, p. 39.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the National Trust in April 1999, including papers previously held on deposit at the National Library of Wales.



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: Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families (Newport, 2000); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols., 1872,) vol. 1.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2001

Account books | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Llanaeron Estate (Carmarthenshire, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Llanaeron Estate (Ceredigion, Wales) | Records and correspondence
Sales particulars | Wales | Ceredigion
Tithes | Wales | Ceredigion

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