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British Records Association Collection of Cardiganshire Deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/BRA

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: British Records Association Collection of Cardiganshire Deeds

Short Title: British Records Association Collection of Cardiganshire Deeds

Creation date(s): 1626-1917 (accumulated 1932-1983)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: -

Name of creator(s): British Records Association


Administrative/Biographical history: The British Records Association, formed in 1932, aims to encourage and assist with the preservation, care, use and publication of historical records through collecting groups of records and distributing them to the appropriate repositories. The Cardiganshire collection comprises several groups of archives including the Pryses of Gogerddan, Powell of Nanteos, and Lloyd of Alltyrodin. Pryse Loveden (1774-1849) inherited Gogerddan and Buscot; was M.P. for Cardigan Borough 1818-1835, 1837-1849. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Pryse Pryse (d. 1855) who reverted to the surname and arms of Loveden. His son and heir, Pryse (1838-1906) took the Loveden surname by royal licence in 1855, then taking the surname and arms of Pryse in 1863. Sir Pryse Pryse became the 1st Baronet of the second creation in 1866. The Powell family originally resided at Llechwedd Dyrys, Cardiganshire; Sir Thomas Powell (1631-1704), lawyer and judge, married Elizabeth, daughter of David Lloyd (Gwyn) of Aberbrwynen. Sir Thomas's successful legal career ensured the rise to local eminence of the Powell family. William Edward Powell (1788-1854) was M.P. for Cardiganshire 1816-1854 and Lord Lieutenant for the county. The Alltyrodyn estate was held by David Lloyd in the 18th century, and his son David Lloyd (1748-1822), whose brother John Lloyd inherited the Blaendyffryn estate and also succeeded to Alltyrodyn. The Alltyrodyn, Blaendyffryn and Castell Howell estates then passed to Anne Lloyd Davies (nee Stewart) and her husband, John Lloyd Davies (originally named John Davies). John and Anne were succeeded by their grandson, John Lloyd Davies (1850-1878) who squandered the estate on drink.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents relating to properties in Cardiganshire, mostly derived from London solicitor's offices, 1626-1969, including papers of the Pryses of Gogerddan, 1859-1884; Powell of Nanteos, 1811-1846; Lloyd of Alltyrodin, 1777-1874; and papers relating to the parishes of Cyfoeth-y-brenin, 1863; Llanfihangel Genau'r Glyn and Llangynfelin, 1826-1833; Llanbadarn Fawr, 1829-1882; Aberystwyth, 1850-1910; Llanfihangel Ystrad, especially Pensarnvawr, 1716-1890; Llanarth, 1745-1785; Silian, 1771-1806; Dihewid, 1738-1862; and Aberaeron, 1939-1969.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by year of deposition.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Ceredigion Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the British Record Society between 1979 and 1993.


Related material: Further details about manorial records within the archive can be accessed from the HMC's manorial documents register, and the National Library of Wales Further records of individual families are also at Ceredigion Archives.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. Seperate lists are available for D/BRA/11 (Lloyd family of Alltyrodyn) and D/BRA/15 (Evans family of Lovesgrove).

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source were used to compile this description: Ceredigion Archives online catalogue (, The British Records Association Collection of Cardiganshire Deeds, viewed 12 November 2003; James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. XIV (1965-1966); Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and Their Families (Newport, 2000); Edkins, Jennifer, Gogerddan Mansion and Estate, (Aberystwyth, 1989); Jenkins, Dafydd, 'The Pryse family of Gogerddan', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. VIII, (1953-1954).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2003

Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion

Personal names
Lloyd family , of Alltyrodyn
Powell family , of Nanteos
Pryse family , of Gogerddan

Corporate names
Alltyrodyn Estate (Wales)

Aberaeron (Wales)
Aberystwyth (Wales)
Alltyrodyn (Wales)
Cyfoethybrenin (Wales)
Dihewyd (Wales)
Llanarth (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llandysul (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanfihangel Ystrad (Wales)
Llangynfelyn (Wales)
Silian (Wales)

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