ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Glamorgan Archives
Trecastle estate, Glamorgan, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DTRE

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Trecastle Estate, Glamorgan papers

Short Title: Trecastle estate, Glamorgan, papers

Creation date(s): 1609-1941

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.44 cubic metres (980 items)

Name of creator(s): Trecastle estate, (Glamorgan)


Administrative/Biographical history: George Gibbon, living in 1609, is noted as residing in Trecastle, otherwise Tre'rcastell, Llanharry, Glamorgan, also known as Scurla Castle. His great-grandson, Thomas Gibbon (d 1699) died without issue, so that the estate passed to his wife, Jenet, daughter of Griffith Grant of Wilton. She bequeathed the estate to her great-nephew, Grant Gibbon (d 1771), son of William Gibbon of Pencraigadda, Glamorgan. Grant Gibbon married secondly, Catherine Deere. The estate descended in the male line until William Gibbon (d 1764), whose daughter Elizabeth, co-heiress of the estate, married Thomas Williams (d 1839), son of Morgan Williams of Pendoylan, Glamorgan. Thomas's brother, Morgan Williams (d 1815), married Frances Llewellin of Cowbridge, while his sister, Elizabeth, married Edward Llewellin. Thomas and Elizabeth's daughter and heiress was Elizabeth, who married John Samuel (1777-1845) of Bonvilston. Their son and heir, John Samuel (1826-1893), assumed by royal licence the additional surname of Gibbon in 1863.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and related documents, 1609-1906, relating to the Trecastle estate in Glamorgan, and family papers, including wills, personal estate, trust and private papers, 1699-1941, of the Gibbon family of Trecastle, Samuel family of Bonvilston, Llewellin family of Cowbridge, and Williams family of Pendoylan.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and related documents; wills, personal estate, trust and private papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



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: Clark, George, T., Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, (London, 1886); Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of the Trecastle Estate Glamorgan.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002, revised February 2009

Deeds | Wales | Llanharry
Estate administration | Wales | Llanharry
Trecastle Estate (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Gibbon family , of Trecastle
Llewellin family , of Cowbridge
Samuel family , of Bonvilston
Williams family , of Pendoylan

Corporate names
Trecastle estate | (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)

Llanharry (Wales)
Trecastell (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Glamorgan Archives  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details