Fonds GB 0210 MAENNE - Maesgwynne Estate Records,

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Maesgwynne Estate Records,


  • 1565-1888 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

In the early 17th century Maesgwynne in the parish of Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, was owned by the Howell family. The last of the line, Walter Rice Howell (1724-1789), who died unmarried, bequeathed the estate to his godson, Walter Powell, a Bristol drysalter. He was succeeded by his only son, Walter Rice Howell Powell (1796-1834), the estate then passing to his son, also named Walter Rice Howell Powell (1819-1889). In 1873 the estate comprised 3,468 acres.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Wilmot Vaughan, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, in 1944.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds, probate records, family settlements, etc., 1565-1888, relating to the Howell and Powell family and their Maesgwynne estate in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, 1565-1888.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Maesgwynne Estate Records;

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