Glen Taylor Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds of properties in Swansea parish, 1680-1752; Wills: Swansea, 1708; Deeds of properties in Oystermouth parish, 1692; Deeds of properties in Bishopston parish, 1455-1639; Bonds relating to Bishopston parish, 1576-1586; Deeds of properties in Llanrhidian parish, 1522-1768; Bonds relating to Llanrhidian parish, 1502-1717; Wills: Llanrhidian, 1681; Deeds of properties in Cilybebyll parish, 1629; Deeds of properties in St Donat's parish, 1668; Lordship of Gower, 1603-1690

Administrative / Biographical History

Glen A. Taylor was born in 1881 and was the son of Jane (nee Braine) and Henry Francis. He was a local antiquarian and was instrumental in the establishment of the Neath Antiquarian Society. He was also a member of the Royal Institution of South Wales. He died on 14 Nov. 1935: a memorial plaque is sited by the Night Stair at Neath Abbey. This collection consists of collected deeds and documents from the Swansea and Gower area. A similar collection is held by the Neath Antiquarian Society (NAS GAT)


The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004 as part of The Royal Institution of South Wales Collection.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.