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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Lloyd Price family, of Castle Pidgin, Carmarthenshire, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/RTP/MLP

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Papers of the Lloyd Price family of Castle Pidgin, Carmarthenshire, and elsewhere

Short Title: Lloyd Price family, of Castle Pidgin, Carmarthenshire, papers

Creation date(s): 1595-1949

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Lloyd Price family of Castle Pidgin


Administrative/Biographical history: In the 1650s, Castle Piggin (also Castle Pidgin and Castle Biggon) was bought by William Brigstocke of Carmarthenshire who married Catherine Woodford. In 1709, their daughter, Mary Brigstocke, sold Castle Piggin to John Griffiths of Dryslwyn, a surgeon. He tore down the old mansion and built a new one in 1711. He became High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1722, and his daughter, Jane Griffiths, married the Rev. Anthony Jones, of St George's, Middlesex, who then settled at Castle Piggin. After her death in 1786, her next of kin, Griffith Price of Penllergaer, Glamorgan, took possession of the estate. After years of Chancery litigation, Richard Coney-Jones of Carmarthen was declared as Mrs Jane Jones-Gwynne's maternal heir, and a part of the estate was sold to pay off encumbrances. In 1831, it was bought by Walter Owen Price, who pulled down the ruins and erected a mansion yards from the old one. Walter Owen Price and his wife, Eleanor, had a son, Lloyd Price (d. 1871), of Abermarlais Park, Carmarthenshire, who was married to Priscilla Willy Lewes of Cwmhyar. Their son, Meredydd Lewes Willy Lloyd Price (1857-1938), a solicitor, was married to Fanny Margaret Lloyd, of Gilfachwen, Llandysul, Cardiganshire. The family's interests included Danygraig, Ystradwrallt, Laques estate, Llansteffan, Troedrhiwfenydd estate, Llandysul, the estates of the Griffiths and Nicholls families of Llanegwad and Llangathen, Carmarthenshire; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire; the Glangwilly estate, Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire; Cwmhyar, Llandysul; Tythyn y Greod estate, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire; and estates in Roth and St Elvis.


Scope and content/abstract: Title deeds and related papers of Castle Piggin and Danygraig, 1709-1877; Ystradwrallt estate, Abergwili, 1811-1886; Laques estates, Llansteffan, 1595-1870; Troedrhiwfenydd estate, Llandysul, 1620-1889; estates of Griffiths and Nicholls families of Llanegwad and Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, 1728-1862; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, 1779-1860; Glangwilly estate, Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, 1736; Lewes family of Cwmhyar,Llandysul estate, 1687-1837; Tythyn y Greod estate, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, 1651-1837; miscellaneous deeds of Walter Owen Price, 1843-1883; Cwmrath, Amroth, 1813-1842; Meredydd L. W. Lloyd Price estates in Roth and St Elvis, 1753-1949, and in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, 1883-1934; and maps and plans and Lloyd Price family papers, 1851-1948.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Castle Piggin and Danygraig; Ystradwrallt; Laques; Troedrhiwfenydd; Llanegwad and Llangathen; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan; Glangwilly estate; Cwmhyar, Llandysul estate; Tythyn y Greod estate; miscellaneous deeds; Cwmrath, Amroth; Roth and St Elvis; Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire; maps and plans; and Lloyd Price family.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws 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: Meredydd Lewes Willy Lloyd Price was a solicitor; it is probable that Meredydd took over his grandfather (Walter Owen Price of Castle Piggin)'s practice and these collection of deeds then passed to Messrs R. T. P. Williams through Edgar Williams, a partner of the firm and one of Meredydd's executors.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest


Related material: Other papers relating to Priscilla Willy Price and her family are in Pembrokshire Record Office, D/RTP/TRT.


Note: Title from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers of the Lloyd Price family of Castle Pidgin, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire and elsewhere catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Carmarthenshire and their Families, (Newport, 1997) ; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005.

Deeds | Wales | Abergwili
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Lloyd Price family | Archives
Solicitors | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names
Griffiths family , of Llangathen
Lewes family , of Cwmhyar
Lloyd Price , Meredydd Lewes Willy , 1857-1938
Lloyd Price family
Nicholls family , of Llanegwad and Llangathen

Corporate names
Bronglyn Estate (Wales)
Cwmrath Estate (Wales)
Havod Vorgan Estate | (Wales)
Laques Estate (Wales)
Troedrhiwfenydd Estate (Wales)
Tythyn y Greod Estate (Wales)
Ystradwrallt Estate (Wales)

Abergwili (Wales)
Amroth (Wales)
Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Llandysul (Ceredigion, Wales)
Llanfynydd (Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Llansteffan (Carmarthenshire, Wales)
Llanwenog (Wales)

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