Lewis-Philipps, Clyngwynne, Llanboidy: Family papers.

Scope and Content

Family and estate papers of the Lewis-Philipps family of Clyngwynne, Carmarthenshire, comprising wills, 1844-1973; deeds, 1793-1960; estate records, including accounts, solicitors' correspondence, and insurance policies, 1856-1962; business records of Dr Hugh Lewis-Philipps, 1920-1977; correspondence, 1845-1976; personal ephemera, 1866-1976; greeting cards and postcards, 1887-1938; photographs,[ c. 1898]-1954; valentine cards, [19 cent].; printed books, 1824-1971; newspapers and periodicals, 1796-1955; and maps, 1888-1960.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Philipps, a Carmarthen timber merchant, bought Clyngwynne (Clyn Gwyn) in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, in the first half of the 19th century. He died unmarried and the estate passed to his nephew William Lewis (d. 1895), son of Jonah Lewis of Ffosddufach, Llanboidy, who took on the additional surname of Philipps. The mansion on the site was built by William Lewis-Philipps in the 1850's. The estate was sold after the death of Dr Hugh Lewis-Philipps who practised as a doctor at St Clears until 1976.


Arranged at Carmarthenshire Archive Service into two groups: Group I contains family and estate papers; correspondence; greeting cards, postcards, etc., photographs; printed books, pamphlets etc.; newspapers and periodicals; maps; and miscellaneous documents, and Group II contains Clyngwynne additional papers.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs C. Lewis Philipps, Gelli, 7 Glynderi, Tanerdy, Carmarthen, February 1977 and in July 1978.


Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project.The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families, (Newport, 1997).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Carmarthenshire Archive Service and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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