Fonds GB 0210 MSCILAU - Cilau-wen manuscripts

Identity area

Reference code



Cilau-wen manuscripts


  • [1756]-1854 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

24 volumes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Trefayog (Trefaeog) is situated in St Nicholas parish, some miles from Llwyngwaren in Pembrokeshire. Cilau-wen is situated in Llanstinan parish, also in Pembrokeshire. Both estates were in the possession of the Evans family during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchase; 1914.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers, [1756]-1854, of the Evans family of Trefayog and Cilau-wen, Pembrokeshire and comprise largely of accounts and rentals relating to Cilau-wen and Trefayog estates and ship's accounts and log books kept by members of the Evans family who went to sea; together with a diary, sermons, exercise books, etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW reference numbers: NLW MSS 11509-11532.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

The descriptions are also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also a map of the Cilauwen estate at NLW Pemb. 084 (cartographic material).

Related descriptions

Publication note

W. R. Carver, The Cilauwen Estate, Pembrokeshire (Cardigan, 1913) [auction catalogue].

Notes area


Title based on contents of fonds.


Formerly known as Cilau-wen 1-24.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2009.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Archives Network Wales on-line site, viewed 18 September 2009; Cronfa Capeli on-line site, viewed 18 September 2009.

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

Accession area