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National Library of Wales
Esgair and Pantperthog estates, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ESGAIR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Esgair and Pantperthog Estate Records

Short Title: Esgair and Pantperthog estates, records

Creation date(s): 1509-1939

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.148 cubic metres (5 boxes, 1 picture)

Name of creator(s): Esgair and Pantperthog estates


Administrative/Biographical history: The Ruck family are descended from an old Kentish family. Laurence Ruck (b. 1820) of Pantlludw, Merioneth, and Newington Manor House, Kent, married Mary Anne, daughter of Richard Matthews of Esgair Lleferin in 1841. Richard Matthews' s father, another Richard, married Ann Morris, heiress of Esgair Lleferin. The Matthews family inherited the Pantperthog estate sometime in the early 19th century.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Esgair and Pantperthog estates, Merionethshire, and of the Ruck family, comprising deeds relating to lands in Merioneth, Cardiganshire, and Kent, 1509-1939, letters and papers relating to the Plas Gwyn estate, Anglesey, 1659-1822, and Welsh manuscripts of more than one Oliver Morris of Esgair Lleferin, Merioneth, [17 cent.]-[18 cent.].


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by record type into Esgair and Pantperthog Group and Plasgwyn Group

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 Mr A.D. Ruck, Chislehurst, Kent, in 1950.


Related material: Further papers relating the Plas Gwyn estate are Panton Deeds and Plas Gwyn Estate Records, both at the National Library of Wales; Flintshire Record Office, D/PG; and Department of Manuscripts University of Wales Bangor Library, Plas Gwyn MSS and Carter-Vincent Papers.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales ,(London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. II.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002

Esgair Estate (Merioneth, Wales) | Archives
Estate administration | Wales | Merioneth
Manuscripts, Welsh
Pantperthog Estate (Wales) | Archives
Plas Gwyn Estate (Anglesey, Wales) | Archives
Ruck family, | of Pennal | Archives

Personal names
Ruck family , of Pennal

Corporate names
Esgair Estate (Wales)
Pantperthog Estate (Wales)
Plas Gwyn Estate (Anglesey, Wales)


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