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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Allen family and Cilrhiw Estate, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/CIL

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Papers of the Allen Family and Cilrhiw Estate

Short Title: Allen family and Cilrhiw Estate, papers

Creation date(s): 1767-1956

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.057 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Cilrhiw estate, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire


Administrative/Biographical history: Lancelot Bough Allen (1774-1845), second son of John Bartlett Allen of Cresselly, Pembrokeshire, owned Cilrhiw, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, in 1834. The estate, which also included land in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, passed to Lancelot's son, George Bough Allen (1821-1898), whose daughter by his first marriage, Rachel Mary Allen, died unmarried in 1949. The estate passed to her cousin, Bertram Wedgewood Allen. In 1950, Cilrhiw was occupied by Bertram Wedgewood Allen and Gladice Joyce Allen.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the Cilrhiw estate in Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire 1767-1956, and Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 1712-1909.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: 18th century documents (D/CIL/1); 19th century documents (D/CIL/2); and 20th centurty documents (D/CIL/3).

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by G. B. Orr of Kidd, Rapinet (Eland, Hore and Patersons) Solicitors, 14, 15 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5AD, via the British Records Association (BRA No. 2118) in July 1990.



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 Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996), Burke's Landed Gentry, (London, 1952).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2001; minor amendments July 2005

Deeds | Wales | Lampeter Velfrey
Deeds | Wales | Llanarthne
Estate administration | Wales | Lampeter Velfrey
Estate administration | Wales | Llanarthne

Personal names
Allen , Bertram Wedgewood

Corporate names
Cilrhiw Estate (Wales)

Lampeter Velfrey (Wales)
Llanarthne (Wales)

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