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National Library of Wales
Maenol estate, deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MAENOL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Maenol Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Maenol estate, deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1711-1916

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.143 cubic metres (5 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Maenol estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Members of the Evans family of Maenol include Thomas Evans (d. pre-1853) of Maenol, Anne Evans (d. c. 1843), spinster, Eleanor otherwise Ellen Evans (d. c. 1868) spinster, and Marianne Evans (d. pre-1873) of Llanidloes, neice and contingent heir of Thomas Evans, and wife of William Hunt (d. pre-1867) of Llanidloes.
The estate appears to have come into the hands of Mrs Elizabeth Hayward (alive 1827-1888) of Maenol, Llanidloes, widow, and Thomas Hayward (alive 1828-1873) of Llanidloes, solicitor. The estate was later held by Margaret Eleanor Phillips (alive 1871-1928) of Aberystwyth, formerly M. E. Hayward, spinster, grand niece of Thomas Hayward, and wife of the Rev. Canon Evan Owen Phillips (d. pre-1897). The Phillips family owned an estate in the parishes of St Dogmaels and St Davids, Pembrokeshire. Evan Owen and Margaret Eleanor Phillips had a daughter Ellen Margaret Phillips (alive 1900) of Aberystwyth.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal and estate records of the associated families of Evans, Hayward, and Phillips of Maenol, near Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, and especially of Thomas Hayward, a Llanidloes solicitor, including title deeds and abstracts of title, [mid-18]-[early 20 cent.], relating to properties in Montgomeryshire, and St Davids, Pembrokeshire (being the original estate of the Phillips family), and Radnorshire, including deeds relating to railway development in Llanidloes and Llangurig, Montgomeryshire, 1865-1916; original, copy and draft probate records, 1732-1928, of members of the families of Evans of Llanidloes, Phillips of Llanidloes and St Dogmaels, and Lucas of Llangurig; accounts, correspondence and other documents of Thomas Edmund Marsh of Llanidloes, solicitor, 1831-1837, in connection with his investigations of the title to properties in Llangurig and Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, purchased by Thomas Evans of Maenol; and legal and business letters to Thomas Hayward of Llanidloes, mainly 1877-1879.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged in bundles by subject

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 Messrs McLaren, Jeens & Seacome of Cheltenham, 19 March 1956, per the Gloucestershire Record Office.



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: NLW, Schedule of Maenol Deeds and Documents.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002

Estate administration | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Evans family, | of Maenol | Archives
Hayward family, | of Maenol | Archives
Law firms | Wales | Llanidloes
Maenol Estate (Wales) | Archives
Phillips family, | of Maenol | Archives
Railways | Wales | Llangurig
Railways | Wales | Llanidloes

Personal names
Evans family , of Maenol
Hayward , Thomas , of Llanidloes (Wales)
Hayward family , of Maenol
Marsh , Thomas Edmund
Phillips family , of Maenol (Llanidloes)

Corporate names
Llanidloes Public Rooms Company
Maenol Estate (Wales)
Marsh junior and Hayward, | solicitors


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