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Vaughan Owen deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 VAUWEN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Vaughan Owen Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Vaughan Owen deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1546-1946

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Bennett family of Glanyrafon, Montgomeryshire; Owen family of Dolgoed and Llawrpenegoes; Vaughan Owen family


Administrative/Biographical history: The Bennett family were living in the vicinity of Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, in the early seventeenth century. Nicholas Bennett lived in Glyntrefnant, Trefeglwys, in 1628. His great-grandson, Edward Bennett (1668-1712), married Jane Bowen in 1695, and was living in Glanyrafon, Trefeglwys, by 1701. The property eventually descended to Nicholas Bennett (1792-1873). He and his wife Sarah had three children, Nicholas (1823-1899), Mary (1826-1860) and Edward. Mary married John Owen (d c. 1890) of Llawrpenegoes, Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, and they had two sons. One of these, Nicholas Bennett Owen, was adopted by his uncle Nicholas Bennett after his mother's death. He inherited Glanyrafon, but by 1940 was living at Dewisbren, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire. The other son was Dr John Vaughan Owen (1859-1940) of Glasgoed, Llanidloes. His children included Bennett Vaughan Owen (d 1964) of Dolwen, Llanidloes, C. E. Vaughan Owen (1901-1981), of Glasgoed, and Mrs M. V. Wynne Jones. Evan Jones of Dolgoed, Talyllyn, Merionethshire, married Sydney Rowland of Dewisbren in c. 1738. Their son, John Owen (otherwise John Owen Jones, died 1796), married Mary Vaughan (died 1815), daughter and heir of Hugh Vaughan of Llawrpenegoes, in 1770. Their son, Evan Jones Owen (d c. 1849), lived at Llawrpenegoes, and he and his wife Mary had three sons, Evan, John and Hugh Owen. John Owen married Mary Bennett of Glanyrafon.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents of the Bennett family of Glanyrafon, Montgomeryshire, and the Owen family of Dolgoed and Llawrpenegoes, 1546-1946, relating mainly to properties in the parishes of Llanidloes, Llanwrin, Penegoes, and Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, and Talyllyn, Merionethshire; and a map of properties in Trefeglwys, 1819.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into groups by deposit, then chronologically.

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 regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogues are available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogues are available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Bennett Vaughan Owen, Dolwen, Llanidloes, 1962, by his brother Cecil E. Vaughan Owen, Glasgoed, Llanidloes, 1965, and by their sister, Mrs M. V. Wynne-Jones, Rudgwick, Sussex, 1965, 1971.


Related material: Further papers are NLW, Cecil Vaughan Owen Papers.


Note: Title supplied from name of depositors and contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: NLW, Schedules of Vaughan Owen, vols I-III; genealogical note in Vaughan Owen II, No 48; Owen, C. E. Vaughan, 'Arwystli Notebook', Montgomeryshire Collections, vol. LV (1957).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Bennett family, | of Glanyrafon | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd
Deeds | Wales | Powys
Owen family, | of Tal-y-llyn (Gwynedd) | Archives

Personal names
Bennett family , of Glanyrafon
Owen family , of Tal-y-llyn (Gwynedd)
Vaughan Owen family , of Llanidloes

Corporate names
Dolgoed Estate (Wales)
Glanyrafon Estate (Trefeglwys, Wales)

Llanidloes (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)
Tal-y-llyn (Wales)
Trefeglwys (Wales)

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