Fonds GB 0210 TYLLWYD - Tyllwyd Estate Records,

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Tyllwyd Estate Records,


  • 1566-1852 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Tyllwyd, Cardiganshire, was the seat of John Vaughan (1764-1845), the only surviving son of Edward Vaughan of Greengrove, the natural son of Dorothy, Countess of Lisburne. He purchased the estate from John Bowen of Castle Green, Cardigan. John Vaughan married Jane, eldest daughter of Herbert Evans of Highmead, Cardiganshire. Under the terms of the will of his great-uncle, David Lloyd of Brynog, Cardiganshire, John Vaughan took the additional surname of Lloyd as inheritor of the Brynog estate. Mary Ann Vaughan Lloyd, eldest daughter of John and Jane, married John Lewes (173-1860), owner of the Llanllyr estate, Cardiganshire. Mary and John lived at Tyllwyd until it was bought by Charles Arthur Prichard, who was married to Dorothea, Mary Ann's younger sister.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by C.A. Jones-Parry, Tyllwyd, Beulah, in 1926

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds relating to the Tyllwyd estate mainly in the parishes of Betws Ifan and Blaenporth, Cardiganshire, 1566-1852, but also including land in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; and to the Brynog estate in the parishes of Cilcennin and Trefilan, Cardiganshire, 1817-1835.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged by date of acquisition. The donation is arranged chronologically and the deposit by bundle.

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

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue of the donation is available at NLW; the 1987 deposit is described in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1987, pp.115-6, also 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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire homes and their families, (Newport, 2000); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and antiquities of the counties and county families of Wales, (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. I; NLW, Schedule of Tyllwyd Estate Records;

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