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National Library of Wales
Williams, Richard, of Celynog, collection of deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CELYNOG

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Richard Williams of Celynog Collection of Deeds

Short Title: Williams, Richard, of Celynog, collection of deeds

Creation date(s): 1514-1813 (predominantly 1550-1766) (accumulated [1855x1906])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (68 items)

Name of creator(s): Richard Williams (1835-1906), antiquary


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard Williams (1835-1906) of Celynog, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was an antiquary and historian who collected deeds relating to properties in Flintshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. There appears to be no single family unifying these deeds, however some individuals and families appear several times: Ieuan ap Richard of Domgay, Ieuan ap Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Sais and his son Gruffith ap Ieuan, Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire (Rhandregynwen deeds, 1581-1605), the Pope family of Shropshire (Trefeglwys deeds, 1616-1715), Rees ap John William and Lewis ap John Merton of Treuddyn, Flintshire (Treuddyn deeds, 1621-1639).


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1514-1813, relating mostly to properties in Montgomeryshire as well as Flintshire, Merionethshire and Shropshire, including the township of Rhandregynwen, Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire, 1581-1605, the township of Bodaioch, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, 1562-1630, and Treuddyn, Flintshire, 1621-1639; and depositions of witnesses, 1580, taken at the Court of the Council of Wales and the Marches, concerning a case of trespass.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged 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.

Physical characteristics: Some of the deeds are damaged or in poor condition.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue (under the title Celynog) is available online.

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bequeathed by Mr Richard Williams, Celynog, [c. 1906].


Related material: His collection of manuscripts are NLW MSS 527-592.


Note: Title supplied from name of collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Celynog (Newtown) Deeds.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2003

Deeds | England | Shropshire
Deeds | Wales | Llandysilio (Powys)
Deeds | Wales | Trefeglwys
Deeds | Wales | Treuddyn

Personal names
Pope family , of Shropshire

Corporate names

Llandysilio (Powys, Wales)
Trefeglwys (Wales)
Treuddyn (Wales)

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