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Bodfach estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BOFACH

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Bodfach Estate Records

Short Title: Bodfach estate, records

Creation date(s): 1736-1846

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Bodfach estate


Administrative/Biographical history: This small estate was owned successively by the Lloyd and Kyffin families of Bodfach, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, until the marriage, in 1738, of Elizabeth Kyffin, daughter and heiress of William Kyffin of Bodfach, with Adam Pryse of Glan Meheli, Kerry, Montgomeryshire. Their son, Edward Pryse (or Pryce) inherited Bodfach, Glan Meheli and the Boultisbrook estate in Radnorshire. His daughter Anne, and heiress of all his estates, married Bell Lloyd of Pontriffith in the Vale of Clwyd in 1758, who appears to have acquired the Berthlwyd estate around 1760. His uncle Edward Lloyd, said to have been Secretary for War and created a baronet in 1778, married Anna Maria, daughter and heiress of Edward (or Evan) Lloyd of Pengwern, Flintshire. When Sir Edward Lloyd died without issue in 1795, the Pengwern estate descended upon his grand-nephew, Edwrad Pryce Lloyd, who also inherited the Bodfach and Berthlwyd estate from his father Bell Lloyd who died in 1793.
Edward Pryce Lloyd, married Elizabeth, sister and co-heir of Sir Thomas Mostyn of Mostyn, bart, in 1794, and was created Baron Mostyn in 1831. Sir Thomas died without issue and left the Mostyn estate to his nephew Sir Edward Mostyn Lloyd Mostyn, who was later created Baron Mostyn of Mostyn. He died in 1884.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1737-1846, of the Bodfach estate, mainly in Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically. The original numbers have been retained.

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.The catalogue can be accessed online from


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr. Winter Tunstill, Bodfach, Llanfyllin, July 1961.



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: Griffiths, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint), Dictionary of Welsh Biograph y down to 1940 , (London,1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2001

Bodfach Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Bell Lloyd family , of Bodfach
Price Lloyd family , of Bodfach
Pryce family , of Bodfach

Corporate names
Bodfach Estate (Wales)

Llanfyllin (Wales)

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