Reference code(s): GB 0210 LLIDAU
Title: Llidiardau Estate Records
Short title: Llidiardau estate, records
Dates of creation: 1545-1945
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.458 cubic metres (16 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Llidiardau estate
Administrative and biographical history: The first member of the Parry family to reside at Llidiradau was David Parry who married Mary, widow of John Jones, vicar of Cardigan. Thomas Parry (1746-1819) succeeded his father David in 1763. Thomas Parry married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel Williams of Pantsheriff. Following his death, his only son, George Williams Parry (1785-1838), succeded to the Llidiardau estate. He was succeded by his son George Williams Parry (1811-1874) who married Elizabeth Hughes of Glanrheidol and then by another George Williams Parry (1852-1927). His eldest son and heir was George Williams Randolph Marriott Parry (1885-1974). The estate was sold in 1956.
In 1873 the Llidiardau estate measured 3,561 acres with an annual rental of £1,974.
Scope and content: Personal and estate papers of the family of Parry of Llidiardau, Llanilar, Cardiganshire, and of the associated families of Hughes of Glanrheidol, Llanbadarn Fawr, and Hughes of Alltlwyd, Llansantffraid, both also of Cardiganshire, mainly 18 cent.-20 cent., mainly comprising deeds, 1545-1901; rentals of the Llwyniorwerth estate, 1736-1740, 1776, the estates of George Parry, Havefordwest, 1786-1836, the Pantsheriff estate, 1806-1822, Wervilbrook, 1824-1831, and of Llidiardau, 1885-1926; correspondence, 1725, 1782-1936; probate records, 1610-1866; legal papers from the office of Charles Parry, solicitor, Aberystwyth 1824-1870; papers relating to Charles Parry's clerkship of the Cardiganshire Roads Board; and documents acquired by G.W. Parry as justice of the peace and chairman of the Cardiganshire Quarter Sessions, 1848-1870.
Language/script: English, Latin
System of arrangement: Preliminary arranged by record type
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 preliminary list is available at NLW and HMC.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by G. W. R. Marriott Parry, Llidiardau, Llanilar, in May 1956.
Related units of description: A number of estate maps are in National Library of Wales, Map Collections. Further papers relating to Llidiardau are in NLW, Roberts and Evans Papers (uncatalogued), and NLW MS 16627D.
Publication note: Barber, Barbra Jill, Sources for family history : a case study with paricular reference to Wales, the Parrys of Llidiardau (University of Wales Ph.D Thesis, 1995).
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families (Newport, 2000); National Library of Wales, Annual Report, 1955-1956; Meyrick, Samuel Rush, The History and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan (London, 1810).
Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
Date(s) of description: April 2002