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Trant Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 Trant Collection

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Title: Trant Collection

Short title: Trant and Richards, solicitors, collection of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire estates papers and deeds

Dates of creation: 1544-1935

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 18.6 cubic metres 450 volumes

Name of creator(s): Morgan Griffiths, Prosser and Trant


Administrative and biographical history: Trant and Richards (formerly Morgan Griffiths, Prosser and Trant) is a firm of solicitors based in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. They accumulated material, especially title deeds, connected with their clients, who included many families and estates in Carmarthenshire and also Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire. Among their most notable clients were the Yelverton and Morgan families of Whitland Abbey, Llanboidy, the Edwinsford estate, Llansawel, the Glanmorlais estate, Llandyfaelog, and the Saunders family of Court Henry, Llangathen, Carmarthenshire, the Penn family of Camrose House, Camrose, the Richards family of Tenby, the Roch family of Cosheston, the Simpson estate, Roch, and the Trevacoon Estate, Llanrhian, Pembrokeshire, and Jesus College, Oxford.


Scope and content: Papers comprising Carmarthenshire voters' lists, 1832; Carmarthenshire land tax arrears and assessments, 1929-1935; deeds relating to Glanmorlais, 1796-1870; Jesus College, Oxford, deeds and papers relating to Carmarthen, 1731-1850; deeds relating to the Simpson estate, 1544-1874; deeds and papers relating to Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire estates and families, including the Yelverton and Morgan families of Whitland Abbey, the Edwinsford estate, Saunders of Court Henry, Penn of Camrose House, Richards of Tenby, Roch of Cosheston and the Trevacoon Estate, [17th century]-[20th century]; miscellaneous Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire deeds and draft deeds, [17th century]-[19th century]; Carmarthen Borough deeds, [18th century]-[19th century]; draft wills, [19th century]-[20th century]; abstracts of title, [19th century]-[20th century]; Carmarthen quarter sessions records, [20th century]; fisheries records, mainly 1870-1900; Acts of Parliament, [1859]-[1861]; sale catalogues and posters, [19th century]-[20th century]; bundles of correspondence, [19th century]; newspapers, [19th century]; ledgers and account books, [19th century]; papers relating to legal proceedings, [19th century]; Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire High Sheriffs' papers, [1857]; and rent tithe charges, [19th century].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: voters' lists and land tax records (1959 deposit); Yelverton; Abercothi; Ystrad; Llanfihangel Abercowin, re. Rev. D. Cadfwlch Davies; Brynamlwg; Glyn Abbey Estate; Penn of Camrose House; Nantgwrbys; Edwinsford; Simpson Estate; Richards of Tenby; Clyncoch; Bwlchbychan; Evan David, Laugharne; Roch of Cosheston; New House, St Clears; Trevacoon Estate, Pembs; Pembrokeshire miscellaneous deeds; "Trant Deeds"; Carmarthen Borough; Treforrisfawr; Broadway Estate; Bryngranod and Coedllaune Estates, Cardiganshire; Rev. T. R. Laugharne; Glanmorlais; White Mill, Johnstown; Rudbaxton Estate, Pembrokeshire; Johnstown, Carmarthen; Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire: "Trant Deeds"; Taylor, Carmarthen; Carmarthenshire miscellaneous deeds; Rees v. Llewellyn, Carmarthen; wills; sale catalogues; miscellaneous modern deeds; Trant Deeds; correspondence; sale catalogues; newspapers; ledgers and account books; T(A) deeds; abstracts of title; sale posters; Marton Estate, Salop; Carmarthen quarter sessions; estate rentals; Cawdor estate sale plans; fisheries; bank books; legal proceedings; High Sheriffs papers, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire; Acts of Parliament; deeds and draft deeds; tithe rent charges; St Clears petty sessions; High Court actions; Saunders, Court Henry; Thomas Taylor, Carmarthen; Phillips of Blaentrafle; Evans, Plasbach; Lewis family and the Hafod estate, Llanwrda; William Morgan, Narberth; E. M. Davies, A. O. Davies, Rev. David Jones and Carmarthen United Breweries; Richards, Tenby; W. E. Philips, Ferryside; sale catalogues; Mrs K. P. Powell; Samuel Tardrew; lettered bundles; Trant/Glanmorlais papers; Trant/Jesus College papers; and Simpson deeds.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the finding aid is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by E. G. Trant of Morgan, Griffiths, Prosser & Trant, Solicitors, Carmarthen, 1959-1976.


Related units of description: Further papers are National Library of Wales, Edwinsford. Further papers relating to the firm and their clients are in the National Library of Wales (uncatalogued, see NLW Annual Report 1970-1, p. 58).


Note: Title supplied from name of depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Trant Collection; Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1997); Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1996).

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

Date(s) of description: October 2003



Boroughs | Wales | Carmarthen

Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion

Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Great Britain. | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace | (Carmarthenshire) | Archives

Morgan family, | of Whitland Abbey | Archives

Penn family, | of Camrose | Archives

Richards family, | of Tenby | Archives

Roch family, | of Paskeston | Archives

Saunders family, | of Court Henry | Archives

Yelverton family, | of Whitland Abbey | Archives

Personal names

Morgan family, of Whitland Abbey

Penn family, of Camrose

Richards family, of Tenby

Roch family, of Paskeston (Cosheston)

Saunders family, of Court Henry

Yelverton family, of Whitland Abbey

Corporate names

Camrose House (Camrose, Wales)

Carmarthen (Wales : Borough)

Court Henry Estate (Wales)

Edwinsford Estate (Wales)

Glanmorlais Estate (Wales)

Great Britain | Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Carmarthenshire)

Jesus College (University of Oxford)

Morgan Griffiths, Prosser and Trant, Solicitors

Simpson Estate (Wales)

Trevacoon Estate (Wales)

Whitland Abbey estate