I. D. E. Elias Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents, 1714-1963, relating to the Carreg Cennen estate, 1786-1954; Pant Meredith estate, 1758-1963; Crug n Cwn estate, 1714-1908; Cefnucheldre estate, 1740-1912; and land in the parish of Llanegwad, 1847-1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

I. D. E. Elias was a firm of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, solicitors, active in the 1970s. The firm accumulated deeds and papers relating to several estates in the area, including the Carreg Cennen, Pant Meredith, Crug n Cwn (Keven Hirath) and Cefnucheldre estates. The Carreg Cennen estate, in the parishes of Llandeilo Fawr and Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, was leased by the Lawford family in the 18th-19th centuries and the Powell family in the 20th century. The Howell family held Pant Meredith, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, from 1758. The Crug n Cwn or Keven Hirath estate, Llandeilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire, was held by Thomas Price from 1714. Lewis Bishop of Llandeilo held the land from 1876. The Cefnucheldre estate, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, was held by the Price family of Llanwrda during the 18th century and early 19th century.


Arranged into four groups: Group One consists of material relating to the Cennen estate, Pant Meredith estate and Llanegwad Parish properties; Group Two consists of material relating to the Crug n Cwn estate; Group Three consists of documents relating to Cefnycheldre estate material; and Group Four consists of miscellaneous material.

Access Information

Ar Agor / Open

Dim cyfyngiadau / No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit


Acc No: 4760.

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen / Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Carmarthenshire Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Carmarthenshire Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da / Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin / Carmarthenshire Archives using the following source: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Solicitors Records; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); Jones, Major Francis, Historic Houses of Carmarthenshire and Their Families (Newport, 1997).

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Archifau Sir Gaerfyrddin wedi eu cadw / All records which meet the collection policy of the Carmarthenshire Archives have been retained

Custodial History

Deposited by I. D. Elias, Solicitor, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, 1971, 1975, 1977.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl / Accruals are possible