Papers of the Allen Family and Cilrhiw Estate

Scope and Content

Deeds relating to the Cilrhiw estate in Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire 1767-1956, and Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, 1712-1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lancelot Bough Allen (1774-1845), second son of John Bartlett Allen of Cresselly, Pembrokeshire, owned Cilrhiw, Lampeter Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, in 1834. The estate, which also included land in Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, passed to Lancelot's son, George Bough Allen (1821-1898), whose daughter by his first marriage, Rachel Mary Allen, died unmarried in 1949. The estate passed to her cousin, Bertram Wedgewood Allen. In 1950, Cilrhiw was occupied by Bertram Wedgewood Allen and Gladice Joyce Allen.


Arranged into the following: 18th century documents (D/CIL/1); 19th century documents (D/CIL/2); and 20th centurty documents (D/CIL/3).

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by G. B. Orr of Kidd, Rapinet (Eland, Hore and Patersons) Solicitors, 14, 15 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5AD, via the British Records Association (BRA No. 2118) in July 1990.


Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996), Burke's Landed Gentry, (London, 1952).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

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