Lloyd Family of Plas-Cilybebyll Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Cilybebyll estate, 1864-1965, including correspondence, 1944-1953; papers relating to Herbert Lloyd, 1864-1930; papers of John Herbert Purdon and Eleanor Lloyd, 1914-1956; papers of the Pemberton family, 1905-1965; records of a court case between John Herbert Purdon Lloyd and Philip Llewellyn Michael for trespass, 1916-1938.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Cilybebyll estate was made up for the most part of lands in the southern and central parts of the parish of Cilybebyll and neighbouring parts of Blaenhonddan to the east of Alltwen, and farms near Pontardawe in the parishes of Llangiwg and Llangyfelach, Glamorgan. The Herbert family owned the estate until the early 18th century when the Lloyd family inherited Cilybebyll. Herbert Lloyd (1838-1914) married Frances Harriette (1838-1929), daughter of S. G. Purdon of Tinerara, Ireland, in 1864. Their eldest son John Herbert Purdon Lloyd (1868-1957) inherited Cilybebyll on his father's death and married Eleanor Parker of Bally Valley, Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland in 1914. Nina Augusta Lloyd, daughter of Herbert Lloyd, married Betram Roper Stote Pemberton (d.1943) of Harleston, Norfolk.


Arranged into the following: Correspondence files; Herbert Lloyd's marriage settlement; Mr and Mrs J. H. P. Lloyd's marriage settlement; J. H. P. Lloyd's settlement of a life policy; Papers relating to the estate of Herbert Lloyd; B. R. S. Pemberton and Nina Lloyd's marriage settlement; Pemberton family estate papers; Miss Unity Grace Lloyd settlement papers; Miscellaneous deeds and documents; Papers relating to a court case - John Herbert Purdon Lloyd vs Llewellyn Michael; Conveyances of freehold lands, part of Craig Llangiwg, Pontardawe, in the parish of Llangiwg.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Cilybebyll Estate Papers, Lloyd Family of Plâs-Cilybebyll, catalogue; Collis, Kim, The West Glamorgan Archive Service: A Guide to the Collections (West Glamorgan Archive Service, 1998); West Glamorgan Archive Service, Catalogue of Cilybebyll Estate Papers.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Custodial History

Collected by Strick and Bellingham, solicitors, of Swansea


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The main archive for the Cilybebyll estate is West Glamorgan Archive Service, D/D Cil. Further papers relating to the Cilybebyll estate are National Library of Wales, Cilybebyll Deeds (groups I & II), and Ethel Lloyd Deeds; and West Glamorgan Archive Service: D/D Xga and D/D Xjl.

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