Alltlwyd, Llanrhystud, home of the Hughes family.

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Extract from Historic Cardiganshire Homes: Alltlwyd, Llanrhystud

The farm is on the Allt-lwyd estate, Llansantffraid (SN530 684), where the house was converted by 1986 into a hotel named Plas-gwyn. This was the home of the family of William Hughes, of Devil’s Bridge, whose son William was vicar of Llanilar. His son John, by Dorothy Evans of Talsarn, married Jane Edwards of Llanilar. Their son John, born 1805, became a JP and married secondly Elizabeth Parry of Llidiardau. Their son John George Parry Hughes, of Alltlwyd, was High Sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1864.

1790 Llanychaiarn parish register
William DAVIES (shipbuilder of Alltwyd) married Elizabeth (daughter of Evan EVANS of Berthrees).

1807 will
Elizabeth EVANS, late of Berthrys, names daughter Elizabeth, wife of William DAVIES gentleman of Alltwyd.

1821 Llansanffraid parish register
William DAVIES (57), of Alltlwyd, buried.

1834 Llansanffraid parish register
Margaret (31), wife (daughter of William DAVIES) of David JAMES of Alltlwyd, buried.

1839 Llansanffraid parish register
Elizabeth (69), widow of William DAVIES of Alltlwyd, buried.

1841 census
David JAMES (40) farmer,
Jane (35) second wife (nee PRICE of Dolegwyrddon),
Margaret (10) daughter.

1861 census
David MORGANS (47) farmer,
Elizabeth (43) wife,
Lewis Richard (16) son,
Mary Ann (15) daughter,
Elizabeth (13) daughter,
Richard Rowland (11) son,
David Rowland (10) son,
John (8) son,
Jane Maria (6) daughter,
Ann Margaretta (5) daughter,
Evan (3) son,
Margaret Elinor (1) daughter.

1873 Landowners Return
John George Parry HUGHES, of Alltlwyd, owned 1,317 acres at rental value of £1,238.

1876 Ffosrhydgaled MSS at NLW
MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT of Morris DAVIES and M. A. E. PARRY: 1. Morris DAVIES of Ffosrhydgaled, esq.
2. Mary Anne Elizabetha PARRY of Llidiade, spinster.
3. The Rev. Henry BENSON of Weald Parsonage, Kent, clerk, John George Parry HUGHES of Alltlwyd, esq., and Frederick Rowland ROBERTS of Aberystwyth, gent.

1881 census
David MORGAN (67) farmer,
Elizabeth (62) wife,
Evan (23) son,
Anne Mary (24) daughter,
Margaret E (21) daughter,
Catherine M (19) daughter,
David WILLIAMS (19) Male Servant,
Henry EVANS (19) Male Servant,
Margaret EVANS (18) Female Servant,
Jane M EVANS (16) Famale Servant.