Carmarthenshire Archive Service

I. D. E. Elias Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 D/ELIAS

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Title: I. D. E. Elias Collection

Short title: I. D. E. Elias collection of Carmarthenshire estate papers

Dates of creation: 1740-1912

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.90 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): I. D. E. Elias (Solicitors)


Administrative and biographical history: I. D. E. Elias was a firm of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, solicitors, active in the 1970s. The firm accumulated deeds and papers relating to several estates in the area, including the Carreg Cennen, Pant Meredith, Crug n Cwn (Keven Hirath) and Cefnucheldre estates. The Carreg Cennen estate, in the parishes of Llandeilo Fawr and Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, was leased by the Lawford family in the 18th-19th centuries and the Powell family in the 20th century. The Howell family held Pant Meredith, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, from 1758. The Crug n Cwn or Keven Hirath estate, Llandeilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire, was held by Thomas Price from 1714. Lewis Bishop of Llandeilo held the land from 1876. The Cefnucheldre estate, Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire, was held by the Price family of Llanwrda during the 18th century and early 19th century.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents, 1714-1963, relating to the Carreg Cennen estate, 1786-1954; Pant Meredith estate, 1758-1963; Crug n Cwn estate, 1714-1908; Cefnucheldre estate, 1740-1912; and land in the parish of Llanegwad, 1847-1949.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into four groups: Group One consists of material relating to the Cennen estate, Pant Meredith estate and Llanegwad Parish properties; Group Two consists of material relating to the Crug n Cwn estate; Group Three consists of documents relating to Cefnycheldre estate material; and Group Four consists of miscellaneous material.

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.
Detailed catalogue


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 I. D. Elias, Solicitor, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, 1971, 1975, 1977.



Note: Title supplied from accummulator 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, Solicitors Records; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff 1969); 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: October 2003



Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names

Elias, I. D. E.

Howell family, of Pant Meredith

Lawford family, of Tyrytrap

Powell family, of Tyrytrap

Price family, of Keven Hirath

Price family, of Llanwrda

Worrall family, of Cefnucheldre

Corporate names

Carreg Cennen Estate (Wales)

Cefnucheldre Estate (Wales)

Crug n Cwn Estate (Wales)

Pant Meredith Estate (Wales)