Papers relating to the Saunders family of Glanrhydw, Llangendeirne. (DX/254)

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous Glanrhydw estate records, 1741-1925 .

Administrative / Biographical History

John Vaughan sold Glanrhydw, Carmarthenshire, to William Saunders, a successful attorney, in 1732. The estate remained in the hands of the Saunders family until the death without issue of William Francis David Saunders in 1910. The estate passed to his sister, Susannah Mary (b. 1847), who assumed the name Saunders on inheriting the estates. The estate then passed to Susannah's daughter, Geraldine Mabel (b. 1872), of Glanrhydw and Ty-mawr, who married Sir George Rice Pryse (1870-1948), 4th Bart of Gogerddan in 1895. Sir George assumed the additional surname and arms of Saunders in 1932. The mansion house was sold in the 1970s.


Arranged chronologically

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs T. Roy Robey, 12 Bermuda Drive, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina 28480, U. S. A., per Mr W.H. Morris, Sunny Mead, Station Road, Kidwelly.


Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families, (Newport, 1997); Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families, (Newport, 2000).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Carmarthenshire Archive Service and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Saunders family are National Library of Wales, T.G.G. Herbert Papers: these remain uncatalogued.

Geographical Names