Gwyn Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds of lands in the parish of Glyncorrwg, 1628-1694; deeds of properties in Neath town, 1655-1657; deeds of properties in the parish of Ystradfellte, 1630-1744; deeds of properties in the parish of Ystradgynlais, 1603-1657; deeds of properties in several parishes, 1668-1748.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gwyn family claimed descent from Brychan, the 5th century saint and prince of Brycheiniog. A branch of the family included Edward Gwyn of Ystradgynlais, esq. (fl. 1640s), father of Thomas Gwyn of Pantycored, gent., John Gwyn of Aber-craf, gent., Rowland Gwyn of Brecon, mercer, and Howell Gwyn of Ystradgynlais, gent., who married Gladis Jenkins, the sister of Llewelin Jenkins of Ystradfellte, and the Reverend Edward Gwyn, vicar of Clarbeston, Pembrokeshire in 1693, later vicar of Brecon, and son of Rowland Gwyn above. He married Elizabeth, a niece of Howell Gwyn, in 1697. The properties they owned included Pantycored and other properties in the parishes of Glyncorrwg, Neath and Bettws, Glamorgan, and Ystradfellte and Ystradgynlais, Breconshire.


Deeds arranged in date order, by parish.

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Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

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