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Castell Gorfod Additional Records

Reference code(s): GB 0211 CASTELLGORFOD ADDNL

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Title: Castell Gorfod Additional Records

Short title: Castell Gorfod additional records

Dates of creation: 1689-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.05 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Buckley family of Castell Gorfod estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Buckley family acquired the Castell Gorfod estate when James Bevan sold it to a James Buckley; the family came from Lancashire originally. The Wesleyan minister, Rev. Thomas Buckley, son of Mark and Alice Buckley, settled in Llanelli, and had a son, James Buckley (1802-1883) who came to live at Penyfai. He married Elizabeth Price in 1834. The Penyfai estate was sold by the Buckley family between 1920 and 1922. Some of the papers relate to hunting: Captain William Howell Buckley (b. 1896) was the Master of the Carmarthenshire Hunt. Muriel Buckley, nee Howell, died in 1928.


Scope and content: Papers of the Buckley family of Castell Gorfod, Carmarthenshire, 1689-1962, including records relating to the rabbit problem in Carmarthenshire, 1934-1957; birth certificate of William Howell Buckley, 1896, hunting diaries, 1924-1926; material relating to the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Otter Hunt and the Carmarthenshire Fox Hounds, 1950-1955; scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings, [c.1800]-1890; letters of condolence relating to the death of Muriel Buckley, 1928; plan of Penyfai, 1828; love letters written by James Buckley to Elizabeth, 1831-1833; recipe books, [19th century]-[20th century]; and hunting journal of the Carmarthenshire Hunt, 1955-1962.


Language/script: English

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. Further details about manorial records within the archive can be accessed from the Manorial Documents Register.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Col. W. K. Buckley, Ferryside, between 1983 and 1989.


Related units of description: Further papers are in Carmarthenshire Record Ofice, Castell Gorfod Estate Records and Coedmore Estate Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Record Office, Catalogue of Castell Gorfod (Additional Records); Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991 (fascimile of 1875 ed.); and Jones, Francis, The Francis Jones Treasury of Historic Carmarthenshire (Pembrokeshire 2002); Carmarthen Record Office Survey of Archival Holdings.

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

Date(s) of description: September 2003



Buckley family, | of Castell Gorfod | Archives

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Castell Gorfod Estate (Wales)