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Dolobran estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 DOLOBRAN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Dolobran Estate Records

Short Title: Dolobran estate, records

Creation date(s): 1731-1878

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.143 cubic metres(5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Dolobran estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Evan Teg of Dolobran took the surname Lloyd in about 1476, after his grandfather's seat of Llwydiarth. Seven generations later, Charles Lloyd (1637-1698) of Dolobran, became a Quaker in 1662, and suffered much persecution in consequence. He had two sons, Charles (1662-1747), who succeeded his father, and Sampson (b. 1664, alive 1695). Charles Lloyd's grandson, James Lloyd (dsp. 1787) sold Dolobran.
In 1765, Samuel Lloyd's third son, Sampson Lloyd (b. 1699), and John Taylor set up a private banking business in Birmingham. Four of Samuel's sons, Samuel Lloyd (b. 1768), David Lloyd (b. 1769), Alfred Lloyd (b. 1780) and Henry Lloyd (b. 1784), became bankers, including establishing Barnetts Hoares Hanbury & Lloyd of Lombard Street, London. The current Lloyd's Bank derives from this family of bankers.
In 1873 Henry Lloyd repurchased a portion of the old estate (Dolobran Fach), and in 1878 Sampson Samuel Lloyd MP (1820-1899) acquired the other part of the estate. The family was still at Dolobran in 1969, when Samuel Llewellyn Lloyd (b. 1907) was head of the family.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the Dolobran estate in the parishes of Meifod and Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa, Montgomeryshire. The deeds date from the time of Charles Lloyd (1662-1747), and are records of mortgages, transfers of mortgages and creations of trusts, of the sale of the estate by the Lloyd family to Joseph Jones, and of the repurchase in 1873 of a portion of the old estate (Dolobran Fach) by Henry Lloyd. Two documents dated 1878 refer to the acquisition of the other part of the estate by Sampson Samuel Lloyd, MP. The part played by Dolobran in the history of the Quakers in Montgomeryshire is reflected in letters, 1813-1829 relating to transactions for the sale of the Quaker Meeting House and Burial Ground at Dolobran.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within three groups: deeds relating to Dolobran and other properties in the parishes of Meifod and Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa; deeds relating to Tyddynbrittain in Meifod; and deeds relating Rhos y glasgoed in Meifod.

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 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 Thomas Owen Lloyd of Dolobran in 1930 and converted to a donation by the Rev. Charles Lloyd of Tywyn and J. R. Lloyd in May 1985.


Related material: Notes relating to the Quaker family of Lloyd of Dolobran are in NLW MS 6990E. Papers, 1876-1887, relating to the family, including an essay by T. G. Jones on 'Gov. Thomas Loyd 1640 to 1694-5' (Governor of Pennsylvania) are in National Library of Wales, Powysland Club (1985 group) Papers.


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, 18th ed, 3 vols, 1965-1972), vol. II.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2001

Lloyd family, | of Dolobran | Archives
Society of Friends | Wales | Meifod

Personal names
Jones , Joseph , of Dolobran
Lloyd , Charles , 1662-1747
Lloyd , Henry , b. 1784
Lloyd , Sampson Samuel , 1846-1899
Lloyd family , of Dolobran

Corporate names
Dolobran Estate (Mallwyd, Wales)
Dolobran Estate (Montgomeryshire, Wales)
Dolobran Fach Estate (Wales)


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