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Bathafarn and Llanbedr estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BATEDR

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Bathafarn and Llanbedr Estate Records

Short Title: Bathafarn and Llanbedr estate, records

Creation date(s): 1483-1880

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Thelwall families of Bathafarn Park and Llanbedr Hall


Administrative/Biographical history: The Bathafarn Park branch of the Thelwall family descended from Eubule Thelwall of Plas y Ward, Denbighshire, and his second wife Margaret, whose son John Thelwall is noted as residing at Bathafarn Park. John's eldest son and heir was John Wynne Thelwall (1528-1586). John was succeeded at Bathafarn Park by his eldest son, John Thelwall (d. 1630). One of John's younger brothers, Richard (d. 1630), married Margaret, daughter and heiress of John Lloyd of Llanbedr. The Llanbedr estate then descended in the male line until the Rev. Edward Thelwall, who sold the estate in around 1804 to Joseph Ablett. The Llanbedr estate then passed to John Jesse (1801-1863).
The Bathafarn estate descended in the male line after John Thelwall (d. 1630) until the death of another John Thelwall, whose heir was his daughter, Mary. She married Robert Price of Rhiwlas (d. 1766). Their son, Thelwall Price, bequeathed the Bathafarn estate on his death to his cousin Richard Price-Thelwall (1720-1775). Richard, on his death in 1775, bequeathed the estate to Richard Tavistock, alias Richard Price (1755-1794).


Scope and content/abstract: Records, almost all title deeds, of the estates of the Thelwall family of Bathafarn Park and Llanbedr Hall, Denbighshire, lying mainly in that county, but with lands in Flintshire, Merionethshire, Anglesey, Cheshire and Lancashire, 1483-1864, together with papers relating to the Frodsham charity, Cheshire, 1815-1841, miscellaneous papers, 1758-1863, printed items, 1811-1880, and maps, [pre-1804].


Language/scripts of material: English , Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following: deeds and documents; Frodsham Charity; miscellaneous items; printed material; and a manuscript map volume which has been transferred to NLW map collections.

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: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW and HMC. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from Goronwy Williams, Cymric Book Store, Ruthin, in July 1940.


Related material: Further papers relating to Bathafarn and Llanbedr are National Library of Wales, Crosse of Shaw Hill.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography Down to 1940 (London, 1959); John Edwards Griffith, 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: May 2002

Bathafarn Park Estate (Wales) | Archives
Charities | England | Frodsham
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Llanbedr Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Thelwall family , of Bathafarn Park and Plas Coch
Thelwall family , of Llanbedr

Corporate names
Bathafarn Park Estate (Wales)
Frodsham Charity (Cheshire, England)
Llanbedr Estate (Wales)

Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd (Wales)

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