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Eriviat estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ERIVIAT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Eriviat Estate Records

Short Title: Eriviat estate, records

Creation date(s): 1429-1834

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.058 cubic metres(2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Eriviat estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Eriviat was associated with what was to become the Ffoulkes family at least as early as the time of Ednyfed ap Goronwy Llwyd (fl. 1457). The earliest mention of a member of the family in the archive appears to be a 1518 grant by Goronwy ap Ieuan ap Einion (d. 1525), a free tenant of the township of Eriviat. Einion Llwyd was the son of Ednyfed ap Goronwy Lloyd. Ffoulke ap Thomas ap Goronwy (fl. 1539-1573), son of Thomas ap Goronwy (fl. 1524-1545) and great-great-great grandson of Ednyfed, was to provide the family name as the traditional Welsh patronymics fossilized into an English surname.
After Ffoulke, the estate passed from father to son for several more generations until the death in 1728 of Robert Ffoulkes. He was succeeded by his youngest brother Peter. His four eldest sons all died without issue so that the estate descended on his fifth son, John Ffoulkes (1699-1758), who acquired the Rhydonen estate in Llantysilio, Denbighshire, through his marriage with Catherine, daughter and heir of Henry Roberts of Rhydonen, in 1729.
The estate then descended from father to son for several generations: to John Ffoulkes (1736-1814) who married Margaret Clough of Plas Clough; to John Powell Ffoulkes (1770-1826) who married Catherine Mary Jocelyn, daughter of Robert Jocelyn by Elizabeth, daughter of John Salesbury of Bryn y Barcut, Denbighshire; and to John Jocelyn Ffoulkes (b. 1813- 1858). He had eight daughters and the estate appears to have passed to his second daughter Edith Caroline, who married P.H. Humberston of Glan y Wern, Denbighshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Estate records, 1429-1834, and legal papers,1733-1779, of the Eriviat estate in the parishes of Henllan, Denbigh, St. Asaph, etc., and the Rhydonen estate in Llantysilio, Denbighshire, together with some deeds and legal papers of the Clough family of Plas Clough and the Salesbury family of Bryn y Barcut, both Denbighshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

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. 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 the trustees of the estate in 1952, per Messrs Peckover, Burrill & Owen of Denbigh.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 2 vols, 1846), vol. I; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. II; 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

Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Eriviat Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence
Ffoulkes family, | of Eriviat Hall | Archives

Personal names
Clough family , of Plas Clough
Ffoulkes family , of Eriviat Hall
Salusbury family , of Bryn-y-Barcut

Corporate names
Eriviat Estate (Wales)
Rhydonen Estate (Wales)


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