GB 210 MUDMBE
Muddlescombe Estate Records,
- 1200-1696 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.286 cubic metres (10 boxes)
Name of creator
The Mansel family came to Muddlescwm in the parish of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, when Anthony and Francis (d. 1628), two sons of Sir Edward Mansel, married Mary and Catherine, the co-heirs of Muddlescwm. Anthony and Mary died without issue, so the estate devolved on Sir Francis Mansel, first baronet, and Catherine his wife. As part of the Muddlescwm estate, Sir Francis also inherited Llandeilo Abercywyn, which was sold off along with other properties in 1660. The family remained at Muddlescwm until the death without issue of Sir Edward Mansel, fourth baronet in 1670, when the estate was partitioned between his two sisters, Barbara and Anne. The Muddlescwm estate appears to have been acquired by the Owen family of Orielton, Pembrokeshire, during the 18th century. The depositor is descended from this Owen family.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Mrs Aline M. Spence-Colby of Donnington Hall, Herefordshire, in 1938.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Deeds, with a very few papers, 1287-1696, relating to the Muddlescwm estate in Carmarthenshire, especially in the Kidwelly and Pembrey area, and in Cheriton and Llanrhidian in Glamorgan.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
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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
Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description:.G. Milwyn Griffiths, 'Deposited collections, 30, the Spence-Colby collections', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. X, (1957-58); Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire and their families (Newport, 1997);