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Maesgwynne Estate Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MAENNE

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Title: Maesgwynne Estate Records

Short title: Maesgwynne estate, records

Dates of creation: 1565-1888

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Maesgwynne estate


Administrative and biographical history: In the early 17th century Maesgwynne in the parish of Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire, was owned by the Howell family. The last of the line, Walter Rice Howell (1724-1789),who died unmarried, bequeathed the estate to his godson, Walter Powell, a Bristol drysalter. He was succeeded by his only son, Walter Rice Howell Powell (1796-1834), the estate then passing to his son, also named Walter Rice Howell Powell (1819-1889). In 1873 the estate comprised 3,468 acres.


Scope and content: Deeds, probate records, family settlements, etc., 1565-1888, relating to the Howell and Powell family and their Maesgwynne estate in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, 1565-1888.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW. An online catalogue can be accessed from

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Wilmot Vaughan, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, in 1944.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Maesgwynne Estate Records

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: October 2002



Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Howell family, | of Maesgwynne | Archives

Maesgwynne Estate (Carmarthenshire, Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Howell family, of Maesgwynne

Powell family, of Maesgwynne, Carmarthenshire

Corporate names

Maesgwynne Estate (Wales)