GB 0210 LLWAIR
Llwyngwair Estate Records,
- 1503-1957 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1.218 cubic metres (38 boxes, 1 roll, 2 loose documents, 31 volumes, 1 picture)A small number of the early documents in the collection have been affected by damp or mutilated.
Name of creator
The Llwyngwair estate was owned by the Bowen family since at least the early seventeenth century. The family also acquired the Castell Gorfod estate in Carmarthenshire following the marriage of George Bowen (1722-1810) with Easter, daughter of William Thomas of Pentowyn and heiress of Castell Gorfod. The Bowen family continued to own the Castell Gorfod estate until James Bevan Bowen, a barrister and MP for Pembrokeshire, 1866-1868 and 1876-1880, sold it in 1871. In 1873 the estate measured 6,123 acres with an estimated annual rental of £4035.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Air-Commodore J.B. Bowen, C.B.E., Llwyngwair, Pembrokeshire, in January 1943, 1944, and in December 1961.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Manuscripts and records of the Llwyngwair estate in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, and of associated families, particularly the Bevans of Laugharne, including account books and rentals, 1689-1957; deeds, 1549-1884; manuscript maps of parts of the estate, 18-20 cent.; records of the Llwyngwair Estates Company, 1937-1953; accounts with traders in London, Cardigan, and of the Crymmych Arms, 1869-1903, accounts of servants' wages, 1914-1931; newspaper cuttings of family and local interest, 1866-1912; game and fishing registers, 1852-1940; and an album of photographs.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into deeds and documents and supplementary collections of deeds and documents. The original numbers on the documents have been retained.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogues are available at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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GEAC system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Bowen family, of Llwyngwair (Creator)
- Llwyngwair Estate (Wales) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Llwyngwair Estates Company (Subject)
- Llwyngwair Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Bowen family, of Llwyngwair -- Photographs. (Subject)
- Bowen family, of Llwyngwair -- Archives (Subject)
- Bevan family, of Laugharne (Subject)
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their families, (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1996), Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their families, (Newport, 1997) ; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, (London, 1872, 2 vols) vol. II; Burke's Landed Gentry, (London,1969);