Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Rodericks Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0211 RODCKS

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Title: Rodericks Collection

Short title: Rodericks, solicitors, collection of Castell Gorfod papers

Dates of creation: 1815-1931 (accumulated [1985])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Bowen family of Castell Gorfod; Buckley family of Castell Gorfod


Administrative and biographical history: Rodericks, solicitors, of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, accumulated papers relating to the Castell Gorfod estate, Llangynin, Carmarthenshire. The Bowen family gained the estate following the marriage of George Bowen of Llwyngwair (1722-1810) and Esther Thomas, daughter of William Thomas of Pentowyn. The Bowens owned Castell Gorfod until 1871, when James Bevan Bowen (1828-1905), son of George Bowen, sold the property to James Buckley of Penfai (1802-1883), Llanelli, the son of the Rev. James Buckley of Cilfig House, Llanelli. The Buckley family continued to hold the estate until the late 20th century.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents, 1815-1931, mainly relating to the Bowen and Buckley families of the Castell Gorfod estate, Carmarthenshire; documents relating to Cilfig House, Llanelli, 1835-1897; and Llanwinio tithe payment schedules, 1903-1931.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Castell Gorfod estate; general; Cilfig House, Llanelli; and Llanwinio tithes.

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 Mr Martin Richards of Rodericks, solicitors, Llanelli, 1985.


Related units of description: The main Castell Gorfodd estate archive is Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Castell Gorfod Estate Records. Further papers are Carmarthenshire Archives Services, Castell Gorfod (Additional Records).


Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

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; Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Schedule of Castell Gorfod Estate 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 | Llangynin

Estate administration | Wales | Llanelli

Estate administration | Wales | Llangynin

Tithes | Wales | Llanwinio

Personal names

Bowen family, of Castell Gorfod

Bowen, James Bevan, 1828-1905

Bowen, James, 1758-1816, of Castell Gorfod

Buckley family, of Castell Gorfod

Buckley, James, 1802-1883, of Penfai (Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales)

Corporate names

Castell Gorfod Estate (Wales)