Ynys-y-gerwn Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds 1739-1794; legal papers 1742-1818.

Administrative / Biographical History

The estate consisted of a sizeable land holding in the parishes of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath and Llantwit-juxta-Neath, and from the 17th century was the property of the Llewellyn family, who were related to the Williams family of Dyffryn. One of the family, John Llewellyn, inherited the Penlle'rgaer Estate from his cousin, Griffith Price. The estate passed after his death to his daughter Mary who married Lewis Weston Dillwyn in 1817. Their descendants took the name Dillwyn-Llewellyn.


Arranged into deeds and legal papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded.


Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the Neath Mechanics' Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

The bulk of the archive relating to the Ynys-y-gerwn and Penlle'rgaer Estates is at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth (Penlle'rgaer Mss.)