Papers of the Lloyd Price family of Castle Pidgin, Carmarthenshire, and elsewhere

Scope and Content

Title deeds and related papers of Castle Piggin and Danygraig, 1709-1877; Ystradwrallt estate, Abergwili, 1811-1886; Laques estates, Llansteffan, 1595-1870; Troedrhiwfenydd estate, Llandysul, 1620-1889; estates of Griffiths and Nicholls families of Llanegwad and Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, 1728-1862; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, 1779-1860; Glangwilly estate, Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire, 1736; Lewes family of Cwmhyar,Llandysul estate, 1687-1837; Tythyn y Greod estate, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire, 1651-1837; miscellaneous deeds of Walter Owen Price, 1843-1883; Cwmrath, Amroth, 1813-1842; Meredydd L. W. Lloyd Price estates in Roth and St Elvis, 1753-1949, and in Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, 1883-1934; and maps and plans and Lloyd Price family papers, 1851-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the 1650s, Castle Piggin (also Castle Pidgin and Castle Biggon) was bought by William Brigstocke of Carmarthenshire who married Catherine Woodford. In 1709, their daughter, Mary Brigstocke, sold Castle Piggin to John Griffiths of Dryslwyn, a surgeon. He tore down the old mansion and built a new one in 1711. He became High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1722, and his daughter, Jane Griffiths, married the Rev. Anthony Jones, of St George's, Middlesex, who then settled at Castle Piggin. After her death in 1786, her next of kin, Griffith Price of Penllergaer, Glamorgan, took possession of the estate. After years of Chancery litigation, Richard Coney-Jones of Carmarthen was declared as Mrs Jane Jones-Gwynne's maternal heir, and a part of the estate was sold to pay off encumbrances. In 1831, it was bought by Walter Owen Price, who pulled down the ruins and erected a mansion yards from the old one. Walter Owen Price and his wife, Eleanor, had a son, Lloyd Price (d. 1871), of Abermarlais Park, Carmarthenshire, who was married to Priscilla Willy Lewes of Cwmhyar. Their son, Meredydd Lewes Willy Lloyd Price (1857-1938), a solicitor, was married to Fanny Margaret Lloyd, of Gilfachwen, Llandysul, Cardiganshire. The family's interests included Danygraig, Ystradwrallt, Laques estate, Llansteffan, Troedrhiwfenydd estate, Llandysul, the estates of the Griffiths and Nicholls families of Llanegwad and Llangathen, Carmarthenshire; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire; the Glangwilly estate, Llanllawddog, Carmarthenshire; Cwmhyar, Llandysul; Tythyn y Greod estate, Llanwenog, Cardiganshire; and estates in Roth and St Elvis.


Arranged into the following: Castle Piggin and Danygraig; Ystradwrallt; Laques; Troedrhiwfenydd; Llanegwad and Llangathen; Bronglyn and Havod Vorgan; Glangwilly estate; Cwmhyar, Llandysul estate; Tythyn y Greod estate; miscellaneous deeds; Cwmrath, Amroth; Roth and St Elvis; Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire; maps and plans; and Lloyd Price family.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers of the Lloyd Price family of Castle Pidgin, Abergwili, Carmarthenshire and elsewhere catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Carmarthenshire and their Families, (Newport, 1997) ; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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 laws apply.

Appraisal Information

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

Custodial History

Meredydd Lewes Willy Lloyd Price was a solicitor; it is probable that Meredydd took over his grandfather (Walter Owen Price of Castle Piggin)'s practice and these collection of deeds then passed to Messrs R. T. P. Williams through Edgar Williams, a partner of the firm and one of Meredydd's executors.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Other papers relating to Priscilla Willy Price and her family are in Pembrokshire Record Office, D/RTP/TRT.