Glasbrook Collection

Scope and Content

Records collected by the solicitor D. S. Glasbrook, 1519-1962, mainly relating to Carmarthenshire but also to Cardiganshire, Pembrokeshire, Montgomeryshire and to Glamorgan; relating to Myddfai, Gwynfe and Fabon, Carmarthenshire, 1913-1939; High Sheriffs' papers, 1868; records relating to the manors of Llangadock Patria and Villa, Carmarthenshire, [20th century]; records of the Lloyd family relating to the Brunant estate, 1778-1895; and records relating to the Glansevin estate, 1857-1943.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Glasbrook family of Swansea were colliery proprietors. D. Stanley Glasbrook, of the family, was active as a solicitor in the mid and late 20th century. He seems to have amassed a collection of deeds and papers as part of his work, covering the manor of Perfeth, Carmarthenshire, the Brunant estate, other manors in Carmarthenshire, Glansevern estate, and deeds relating to Cardiganshire, Glamorgan, Montgomeryshire and Pembrokeshire in the collection.


Arranged into the following: deeds and documents; Lloyd-Johnes; Glamorgan documents; and Glasbrook additional collection, in chronological order.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by D. S. Glasbrook, Solicitor, between 1961 and 1971.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Glasbrook Collection; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991 (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Jones, Francis, The Francis Jones Treasury of Historic Carmarthenshire (Pembrokeshire 2002); Carmarthen Record Office Survey of Archival Holdings; Davies, William, Samuel, W., Llandeilo (Carmarthen 1993); West Glamorgan Archive Service website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Cambria website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Glansevin website (, viewed 9 October 2003; Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, website (, viewed 26 January 2004. Further papers are uncatalogued.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the Box List is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service. Further papers are uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected