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Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CRAFNANT

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog Estate Records

Short Title: Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estate, records

Creation date(s): 1572-1889

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Gerddi Bluog estate was owned by the poet Edmund Prys (1544-1623), archdeacon of Merioneth. The estate remained in the hands of the Price family until the death of Morgan Price when it was inherited by his daughter Jane. She had married, in 1732, with Griffith Williams of Islaw'r Ffordd, Merioneth. Crafnant, Llanfair, Merionethshire, was owned by Rhydderch Owen (fl. 1639-1647) and his descendants. By 1812 it was in the possession of John Owen (fl. 1781-1812) who left it to his son Owen Owens (d. [1837]). His eldest son and heir was John ap Rhydderch Owen (fl. 1835-1861). How the two estates came together is currently unknown.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1572-1868, relating to the Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estates of the families of Owen of Crafnant and Price of Gerddi Bluog, situated mainly in Llanfair, Dolgellau and elsewhere in Merionethshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The 1948 deposit (listed in vol. I) is arranged in three chronological groups, and the 1951 donation (listed in vol. II) is arranged chronologically by record type.

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 catalogues 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 Lieut-Col. Charles Eustace Roberts and Humphrey Owen Roberts, Glanafon, Talybont, Merioneth in 1948; followed by a donation by Humphrey Jones, Talybont, Merioneth, in May 1951.


Related material: Crafnant and Ceilwart deeds, Meirionnydd Archives, Dolgellau.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog Estate Records.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002

Crafnant Estate (Wales) | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Dolgellau
Deeds | Wales | Llanfair (Gwynedd)
Gerddi Bluog Estate (Wales) | Archives
Owen family, | of Crafnant | Archives
Price family, | of Gerddi Bluog | Archives

Personal names
Owen family , of Crafnant
Price family , of Gerddi Bluog

Corporate names
Crafnant Estate (Wales)
Gerddi Bluog Estate (Wales)


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