Letters of the Philipps family of Cwmgwili,1675, 1714-1946, many relating to the municipal life of Carmarthen, British politics, Carmarthenshire politics and elections, and to service in the army and navy; journals of Grismond Phillips, 1832-1849, and Cwmgwili estate rentals, 1725-1732, 1764-1772.
Cwmgwili Letters and Papers
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- ReferenceGB 211 CWMGWILI
- Dates of Creation1659-1946
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.96 cubic metres (5 boxes, 2 rolls)
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
About 1589, Charles Vaughan of Penybanc Issa, son of Walter Vaughan of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, esq., married Catherine Jones, the heiress of Cwmgwili. His descendant, another Charles Vaughan, died without issue in 1678, leaving Cwmgwili to his wife Anne, the daughter of John Vaughan of Llanelli, in fee simple. Anne Vaughan died in 1706, leaving the estate to her second husband, Griffith Lloyd of Llanarthne. Griffith Lloyd died in 1713, leaving Cwmgwili and most of the estate to his great-nephew, Grismond Philipps, eldest son of John Philipps of Ty Gwyn near Llandeilo, whose descendants still live there
Arranged into the following sections: letters and papers, 1659-1853; undated letters; fragments; miscellaneous papers, 1709-1946; and journals, 1832-1849.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited by Sir Grismond Picton Philipps of Cwmgwili.
Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, 'Cwmgwili and its families', Carmarthenshire Historian, xiii (1976)
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Carmarthen Archive Service, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply.
All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained
Accruals are not expected
Jones, Francis, 'Cwmgwili and its families', Carmarthenshire Historian, xiii (1976), pp. 23-66, xiv (1977), pp. 20-49.