Carmarthenshire Archive Service

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

Reference code(s): GB 0211 DX254

Held at: Carmarthenshie Archives Service

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

Short title: Saunders family, Glanrhydw, Llangendeirne, papers

Dates of creation: 1741-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 22 items

Name of creator(s): Saunders family of Glanrhydw


Administrative and 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.


Scope and content: Miscellaneous Glanrhydw estate records, 1741-1925 .


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: 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.


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


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: 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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2001



Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names

Saunders family, of Glanrhydw

Corporate names

Glynrhydw Estate (Wales)