GB 0210 CILCIFFETH
Cilciffeth Estate Records,
- 1488-1926 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.215 cubic metres (5 boxes)
Name of creator
The Thomas family were granted a lease of Cilciffeth, Pembrokeshire, in 1700. William Thomas, solicitor, resided at Cilciffeth in the mid 18th century. Elizabeth, youngest daughter of John Thomas (d. 1750), of Cilciffeth married Griffith Gwynne (d. 1796) of Court in the parish of Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire, who appears to have acquired Cilciffeth. Court itself was sold in 1799 by Thomas and Anne Williams of Pope Hill to John Gwynne of Haverfordwest. In 1874 and 1875, the last of the Gwynnes, Anne and Martha, died unmarried and the estate passed to the Rev. Thomas Gwynne Mortimer, whose mother was a Gwynne. The Mortimer family had also acquired Penysgwarn, Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire, when John Morgan Mortimer (1798-1869) purchased it sometime after 1814. He married Lettice (1800-1871), youngest daughter of Thomas Gwynne, of Cilciffeth. By 1849, he was forced to grant Penysgwarn to trustees to provide funds for the payment of debts. The Mortimers left Penysgwarn and in 1894 one Edward Perkins held the property.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Mrs H. D. Johns and Mrs Royston-Brown, Trenewydd, Goodwick, on eight seperate occasions between 1944 and 1961.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records of the estates of the families of Thomas of Posty and Cilciffeth, Gwynne of Cilciffeth and Court, and Mortimer of Trehowel and Penysgwarn, all in Pembrokeshire, 1488-1926, together with some mid-18 cent. legal papers relating to the practice of William Thomas, solicitor, of Cilciffeth.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged by date of deposit and thence 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.
Language of material
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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Hard copies of the catalogues, under the former title Trenewydd Deeds and Documents, are available at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Owens, B.G., 'Trenewydd Deeds and Documents', National Library of Wales Journal, 9 (1955-6), pp. 475-477.
Formerly Trenewydd Deeds and Documents. Current title supplied from contents of fonds; former title based on domicile of depositors.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Gwynne family, of Cilciffeth and Court, Pembrokeshire (Creator)
- Cilciffeth Estate (Wales) -- Archives (Subject)
- Court Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Court Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales) (Subject)
- Cilciffeth Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Gwynne family, of Cilciffeth and Court, Pembrokeshire -- Archives (Subject)
- Mortimer family, of Trehowel and Penysgwarn, Pembrokeshire -- Archives (Subject)
- Thomas family, of Posty, Pembrokeshire -- Archives (Subject)
- Thomas family, of Cilciffeth, Pembrokeshire -- Archives (Subject)
- Thomas family, of Posty, Pembrokeshire (Subject)
- Mortimer family, of Trehowel and Penysgwarn, Pembrokeshire (Subject)
- Thomas family, of Cilciffeth, Pembrokeshire (Subject)
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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 Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Owens, B.G., 'Trenewydd Deeds and Documents', National Library of Wales Journal, IX (1955-6); NLW, Schedule of Trenewydd deeds and documents; Jones, Francis, Historic Pembrokeshire Homes and their families, (Newport, 1996);