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Pugh family, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PUGH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Pugh Family Papers

Short Title: Pugh family, papers

Creation date(s): 1698-1914

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 32 items, 22 vols

Name of creator(s): Pugh family of Argoed, Merioneth Argoed Estate (Merionethshire, Wales)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. William Pugh (1750-1845) was a curate and then rector of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merioneth. He became tenant of the Argoed Farm which was then a part of the modest Caenest estate. His son William, and grandson of the same name, were to be tenants of Argoed for the greater part of the nineteenth century. The tenancy of Argoed estate, along with Caenest, passed to his son, William Pugh (1791-1858). His eldest son and heir of the tenancy of Argoed was William Pugh (1822-1893), who was farming at Argoed in 1851 when the census was taken.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Pugh family of Argoed, Llanfair, Merioneth, including deeds, 1698-1914; manuscripts (NLW MSS 17692-3, 17698-708, 17711-13), 1706-1893, mainly relating to the Reverend William Pugh, curate and rector of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech; letters, 1777-1873 NLW MS 17714E), and accounts, 1774-1892 (NLW MSS 17694-7, 17709-10).


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into deeds, manuscripts, letters and accounts. The manuscripts were removed from the archive on receipt at NLW and arranged into NLW MSS 17692-3, 17698-708, 17711-1.

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: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The catalogue can be accessed online from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs Anne Pugh of the Halfway Hotel, Bont-ddu, Merioneth, in February 1940.


Related material: Further papers relating to the family are in Merionnydd Archives. A map of Argoed is in NLW, Map Collections.


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: Lewis W. Lloyd, 'The Pugh family of Llanfair and Llanbedr, 1775-1900', Journal of the Merioneth Historical Society, vol. 11 (1990).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002

Pugh family, | of Llanfair | Archives
Pugh, William, | 1750-1845 | Archives

Personal names
Pugh , William , 1750-1845
Pugh family , of Llanfair

Corporate names
Argoed Estate (Merioneth, Wales)


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