- 1525-1870, 1904 / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.2 cubic metres (7 boxes)
Name of creator
Rhydderch ap Hywel ap Bedo is the earliest named owner of Derwydd, in 1550. His only child, Elizabeth, also had an only child, Sage, who married Sir Henry Vaughan of Golden Grove, who came to live at Derwydd. Following Sir Henry's death, the estate was inherited by his daughter Rachel who married John Vaughan of Derllys. He was succeeded by his son Richard Vaughan of Derwydd who died without issue. The estate passed to his daughter, Elizabeth Lloyd, who married Sir Thomas Stepney of Llanelli. After the deaths of his sons without issue, the estate passed to his daughter, Elizabeth Bridgetta. She married Joseph Gulston in 1767, and the estate remained with their descendants until at least the 1980s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Agneta Annie Justina Stepney-Gulston of Derwydd in 1955.
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Scope and content
Title deeds, 1525-1907, of the Derwydd estate, mainly in Carmarthenshire, and of the families of Vaughan of Golden Grove and Llanelli, Bevan of Laugharne (including Madam Bridget Bevan, 1698-1779), Stepney of Llanelli, and Stepney-Gulston of Derwydd. There are no personal or family papers in the archive.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected
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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW and HMC.
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Title supplied from contents of fonds
Further details relating to the small number of manorial records in the archive can be accessed online from The National Archives Manorial Documents Register at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 18th ed, 3 vols, 1965-72) vol. 2; Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their families (Newport, 1997);