Neath Antiquarian Society

Gwyn Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 9999 NAS Gw

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Title: Gwyn Estate Papers

Short title: Gwyn Estate, papers

Dates of creation: 1603-1748

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.027 cubic metres (1 archive box)

Name of creator(s): Gwyn estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Gwyn family claimed descent from Brychan, the 5th century saint and prince of Brycheiniog. A branch of the family included Edward Gwyn of Ystradgynlais, esq. (fl. 1640s), father of Thomas Gwyn of Pantycored, gent., John Gwyn of Aber-craf, gent., Rowland Gwyn of Brecon, mercer, and Howell Gwyn of Ystradgynlais, gent., who married Gladis Jenkins, the sister of Llewelin Jenkins of Ystradfellte, and the Reverend Edward Gwyn, vicar of Clarbeston, Pembrokeshire in 1693, later vicar of Brecon, and son of Rowland Gwyn above. He married Elizabeth, a niece of Howell Gwyn, in 1697. The properties they owned included Pantycored and other properties in the parishes of Glyncorrwg, Neath and Bettws, Glamorgan, and Ystradfellte and Ystradgynlais, Breconshire.


Scope and content: Deeds of lands in the parish of Glyncorrwg, 1628-1694; deeds of properties in Neath town, 1655-1657; deeds of properties in the parish of Ystradfellte, 1630-1744; deeds of properties in the parish of Ystradgynlais, 1603-1657; deeds of properties in several parishes, 1668-1748.


Language/script: English; some early deeds in Latin.

System of arrangement: Deeds arranged in date order, by parish.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in County Hall, Swansea and the Neath Mechanics' Institute. A version of this catalogue is also available online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Andrew Dulley for the ANW project.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: August 2005



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