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Nanhoron estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NANHORON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Nanhoron Estate Records

Short Title: Nanhoron estate, records

Creation date(s): 1476-1884

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes, 3 vols)

Name of creator(s): Nanhoron estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Edwards family of Nanhoron were descended from Annes, one of the three daughters and co-heirs of Gruffydd ap Madog of Nanhoron Ucha. Annes married Rhys ap Gruffydd, though the surname Edwards was not adopted by the family until the eighteenth century. The family acquired the Bodwrdda estate, Aberdaron, by purchase in 1748. The Nanhoron estate remained in the hands of the Edwards family until after the death of Claude Henry Lloyd Edwards sometime between 1934 and 1945. Following his death the estate was inherited by his sister, Mary Georgiana Lloyd Gough who married Alan Percy George Gough of the nearby Gelliwig estate in 1895.


Scope and content/abstract: Estate records of the Edwards family of Nanhoron, Caernarfonshire, and associated families, including the Vaughan of Bronheulog, Denbighshire, Lloyd of Rhosbeiro, Hirdrefaig, Angelsey, and Jones of Gelliwig, Caernarfonshire, comprising mainly title deeds, 1476-1880, relating to lands in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Merionethshire, and estate correspondence, mainly 1781-1857.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within the following sections: manuscript volumes, 1690-1830, deeds, letters and estate papers, 1476-1867, newspapers, 1852-1854, and the 1945 deposit, 1692-1888.

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 catalogues are available at NLW and HMC. An online catalogue can be accessed 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 Claude H. Lloyd-Edwards of Nanhoron in 1934, with an additional deposit by Mrs Gough in February 1945.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Nanhoron estate are held by Gwynedd Archives Service, Caernarfon.

Publication note: Owens, B. G., 'The Nanhoron Manuscripts and Documents', National Library of Wales Journal, vol. II (1941-42), pp. 78-9.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham. The following source was used in the compilation of this record: Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2001

Edwards family, | of Nanhoron | Archives
Estate administration | Wales | Anglesey
Estate administration | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Nanhoron Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Edwards family , of Nanhoron
Jones family , of Gelliwig
Lloyd family , of Rhosbeirio and Hirdrefaig
Robinson family , of Monachty and Gwersyllt
Vaughan family , of Bronheulog

Corporate names
Gelliwig Estate (Wales)
Nanhoron Estate (Wales)
Rhosbeirio Estate (Wales)


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