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Plas Brondanw estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PLAANW

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Plas Brondanw Estate Records

Short Title: Plas Brondanw estate, records

Creation date(s): 1611-1838

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 49 items

Name of creator(s): Plas Brondanw estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Ellis family can be traced back to Thomas Ellis (d. 1703), of Porthdinllaen, Edern, Caernarfonshire. His eldest son was the Venerable John Ellis (1721-1785), rector of Bangor, chancellor of Bangor Cathedral and Archdeacon of Merioneth. His heir was the Rev. Thomas Ellis (d. 1833). He was succeeded by the Rev. John Williams-Ellis (1808-1882), who adopted the name of Williams on inheriting the Brondanw estates. He married Harriet Ellen, only child of James Henry Clough, of Plas Clough, Denbighshire, in 1831. His eldest son, Thomas Parr Clough (1832-1897) succeeded to the Plas Clough estate in 1878 and assumed by royal licence the name of Clough in accordance with the will of his grandfather. His second son, the Rev. John Clough Williams-Ellis (1833-1913) succeeded to the Glasfryn and Brondanw estates.


Scope and content/abstract: Correspondence, 1732-[1820], of the Williams and Ellis family; and deeds and documents, 1611-1838, relating to properties mainly in Merionethshire and Caernarfonshire, together with genealogical material and a brief history of Plas Brondanw.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into two sections: correspondence, and deeds and documents.

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.


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 Clough Williams-Ellis, Plas Brondanw, Llanfrothen, pre-1941.


Related material: Further papers relating to the estate, 1906-1943, are National Library of Wales, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis Papers. Photocopies of estate and family letters and accounts and title deeds, 1615-1865, are NLW Facs 47-51. The location of the originals is currently unknown.


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: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 18th ed, 3 vols, 1965-1972), vol I; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. I-II.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2001


Personal names
Ellis family , of Glasfryn and Plas Brondanw
Williams family , of Plas Brondanw

Corporate names
Plas Brondanw Estate (Wales)


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