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Lloyd, J. D. K., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 JDKLLOYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: J. D. K. Lloyd Papers

Short Title: Lloyd, J. D. K., papers

Creation date(s): 1597-1887 (accumulated [1920s]-[1970s])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.172 cubic metres (6 boxes, 2 bundles)

Name of creator(s): J. D. K. Lloyd


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr J. D. K. Lloyd (1900-1978), antiquary, author of A guide to Montgomery and of various articles on local history, was formerly mayor of Montgomery and sheriff of Montgomeryshire, and holder of several public and academic offices.


Scope and content/abstract: The 1939 deposit consists of deeds and documents, 1549-1887, relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Breconshire, and Shropshire. The 1973 deposit mainly contains deeds and documents, 1564-1932, relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, many relate to the Lloyd family of Montgomery. The 1979 deposit comprises materials gathered by J. D. K. Lloyd for a History of Montgomery; a bundle of deeds and documents, 19-20 cent., relating to the family of Lloyd of Plas Trefaldwyn, Montgomery, and Castell Forwyn, Abermule; photographic albums, 1898-1978, comprising mainly family photographs; a collection of over 1000 postcards and photographs of historic buildings throughout Europe; and seven manuscript maps of land in Montgomeryshire, 1772-1858.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: The 1939 group has been arranged chronologically. The 1973, 1975 and 1979 groups remain unsorted.

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 of the 1939 group are available at NLW and HMC. The 1973, 1975 and 1979 groups remain uncatalogued. More details are given in NLW, Annual Reports 1938-39, 1972-73, 1975-76 and 1978-79. An online catalogue of the 1939 deposit can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited/donated at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Dr J. D. K. Lloyd of Garthmyl, Montgomery, in 1939, and 1973, with further donations by him per C. J. Spurgeon, in 1975 and 1979.


Publication note: Some of the deeds are referred to in J. D. K. Lloyd, 'The Lloyds of Montgomery', Montgomeryshire Collections, XLIV (1935-36), pp. 244-61.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Who's Who (London, 1978).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Lloyd family, | of Montgomery | Photographs
Montgomery (Wales) | History
Photograph albums | Wales | Montgomery

Personal names
Lloyd , J. D. K. (John David Knatchbull)
Lloyd family , of Montgomery
Lloyd family , of Plas Trefaldwyn and Castell Forwyn

Corporate names

Abermule (Wales)
Breconshire (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Montgomery (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)
Shropshire (England)

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