Cwrt-y-ceidrim Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds of properties in the parishes of Llandeilo Talybont, Llangyfelach and Swansea, 1683-1848; wills, 1715-1883; and personal papers, 1764-1889.

Administrative / Biographical History

Cwrt-y-ceidrim, also known as Plas Llanedi and Plas Mawr, was the seat of the Penry family who traced their descent from Bleddyn ap Maenarch. After six generations of the Penrys, the male line ended with Henry Penry. His sister Rachel married William Jones, whose grandson John lived at Cwrt-y-ceidrim until his death in 1842. The estate was offered for sale first in 1876, then again in 1921.


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It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley of West Glamorgan Archive Service. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Schedule of Cwrt-y-ceidrim Estate Papers.

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