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Broom Hall estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BROOMHALL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Broom Hall Estate Records

Short Title: Broom Hall estate, records

Creation date(s): 1567-1946

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.725 cubic metres(18 boxes, 96 vols)

Name of creator(s): Broom Hall estate


Administrative/Biographical history: John Williams (c. 1692-1755) of Bachellyn and Hendrewen, Caernarfonshire, married Mary Trygarn, and had two sons. The younger son, Rowland Jones (1722-1774), a London attorney, married Elizabeth Brown of London, and acquired through this marriage some properties in St James Westminster and St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex. He had two daughters and a son, who all died unmarried.
Broom Hall (formerly Werglodd Fawr) was built during the minority of the son, Rowland Jones (c. 1772-1856). He purchased amongst other premises, the Elernion estate in Llanaelhaearn, Caernarfonshire, in 1785, part of the Plas Hen estate from the Mostyn family in 1845, and seems to have aquired the Ystumllyn estate nearby. Following his death in 1856 the estate passed to William Jones of Chwilog and Hendrewen, his uncle's grandson who died the following year. The estate then passed William's eldest son, John Lloyd Jones. He died without issue and the estate was inherited by his sister Margaret (c. 1819-1880), wife of Owen Evans (1816-1901), second son of John Evans (c. 1768-1835) of Tyn-y-coed in the parish of Aber-erch, Caernarfonshire. Owen Lloyd Jones Evans (b. 1865), their son, married Lydia Savin, through whom he appears to have aquired the Bodegroes estate near Pwllheli. They had four children, Rowland Owen Lloyd Evans (b. 1886), Margaret Lydia (b. 1887), John Meredith Jones Evans (b. 1894) and Wiliam Prys Owen Evans (b. 1905).


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Broom Hall estate, Caernarfonshire, 1625-1939, comprising deeds, 1567-1946, rent books and rentals, 1787-1816, 1856-1942, ledgers, 1907-1937, cash books, 1907-1939, wages books, 1905-1946, and correspondence, 1748-1925, deeds, 1664-1808, and account and rent books, 1785-1871, of properties in St James Westminster and St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex; deeds relating to the Bodfel estate, Caernarfonshire, 1725-1854; rentals of the Madryn estate, 1816-1819, and Meillionydd estate, 1846-1857, both in Caernarfonshire; and a record of the average price of corn, 1771-1826.


Language/scripts of material: English , Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by record type: ms and vols, deeds, correspondence, printed matter and maps. The deeds are further arranged for the most part by parish and by property within each parish.

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 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 J. M. J. Evans of Wishanger in 1946 and 1950.


Related material: A bill of complaint, [?1859], in a cause in Chancery concerning the estate is NLW Misc Records 189.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Griffiths, 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

Agriculture | Accounting | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Broom Hall Estate (Wales) | Archives
Estate administration | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Evans family, | of Broom Hall | Archives

Personal names
Evans family , of Broom Hall
Jones family , of Broom Hall

Corporate names
Bodfel Estate (Wales)
Broom Hall Estate (Wales)
Madryn Estate (Wales)
Meillionydd Estate (Wales)


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