Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Nevill Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 NEVILL

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Title: Nevill Collection

Short title: Nevill family of Llanelli collection

Dates of creation: 1788-1896

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 65 items

Name of creator(s): Nevill family of Llanelli


Administrative and biographical history: The Nevill family were closely connected with the Swansea Copper Works and the Llanelly Copper Works, and collieries in Carmarthenshire during the 19th century. Charles Nevill, a businessman who came from Birmingham was the first of his family to settle at Vauxhall, Llanelli, where he worked at the Copper Works from 1804. His son, Richard Janion Nevill was High Sheriff in 1836. Richard's son, Charles William Nevill occupied the family home of Westfa from c. 1859.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents, 1788-1896, mainly relating to the Nevill family of Llanelli and Westfa, including lands and coal mines in the parish of Llanelli.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Lieutenant Colonel C. W. Nevill, Brondeg, Ferryside, 1961.


Related units of description: Further material relating to the Nevill family is National Library of Wales, Nevill records, 1797-1910.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Small Collections, L-Z; Jones, Major Francis, Historic Houses of Carmarthenshire and Their Families (Newport, 1997).

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

Date(s) of description: September 2003



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