Brunel White Collection of Carmarthenshire Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents, 1673-1891, including deeds of the Oakley family of Carmarthen and others, 1673-1818, relating to properties in the county borough of Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, and the parish of Trefilan, Cardiganshire; deeds of the Towy Castle and Cwmcloch estates, 1769-1886, relating to properties in Tre-lech a'r Betws, Llanwinio, Llandyfaelog, Llangyndeyrn and Abergwili.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Oakley (died c. 1712) was an alderman of the county borough of Carmarthen. He was succeeded by his grandson, John Oakley (fl. 1712-1734). They had dealings with the Rev. Henry Rogers (fl. 1708-1734), rector of Trefilan and later Llanfihangel Ystrad parishes, Cardiganshire. William Evans (died c. 1833) of Towy Castle was vicar of Llandyfaelog and in 1794 married Mary Lewis, daughter of Rees and Elizabeth Lewis of Cwmcloch, Tre-lech a'r Betws. Towy Castle was inherited by his grandson, William Rees Evans (fl. [1820]-1852), who later moved to Cwmcloch.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by D. M. Brunel White, Newcastle Emlyn, 1968.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Brunel White Deeds and Documents; Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1997).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Not known


Accruals are not expected