West Glamorgan Archive Service

Brynhir Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0216 DD SB 25

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Title: Brynhir Estate Papers

Short title: Brynhir Estate papers

Dates of creation: 1685-1895

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.054 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Evans family of Brynhir Estate


Administrative and biographical history: This collection consists of old title deeds of properties in the parish of Llanrhidian which were acquired by the Evan/Evans family during the 19th century. The earliest mention of the family in the collection is Jenkin Evan of Brynhir (b.1742), and his son Jenkin (b.1770) who was married to Ann Howell in 1791. The family held the farm by a lease from Lord Vernon of Briton Ferry, until in 1818. John Evan bought the freehold in 1819. On his death in the 1850s the estates passed to his youngest son Philip (d. 1881), in preference to the older son John, who had left the country and was presumed dead. Philip married Margaret Elizabeth Griffiths of Carmarthenshire in 1836, the daughter of John and Margaret Griffiths. Philip and Margaret had a daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Jane, who married George Baker Haynes. The deeds are a set of documents spanning several centuries, charting the rise of a family from yeoman (tenant farmer) status to that of minor gentry.


Scope and content: Deeds, 1685-1895


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restriction.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.



Note: Title from content of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, Catalogue of the Brynhir Estate Papers

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

Date(s) of description: August 2005



Deeds | Wales | Llanrhidian

Estate administration | Wales | Llanrhidian

Evan family, | of Brynhir | Archives

Personal names

Evan family, of Brynhir

Corporate names

Brynhir Estate (Llanrhidian, Wales)