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Broadhead Evans, M., collection of Anglesey papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MBROANS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: M. Broadhead Evans Collection of Anglesey Papers

Short Title: Broadhead Evans, M., collection of Anglesey papers

Creation date(s): 1678-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): M. Broadhead Evans


Administrative/Biographical history: The Broadhead Evans family lived in Anglesey, and Richard Broadhead had his home in Llanddona in the 18th century. Rev. John Elias (1774-1841) married the daughter of Richard Broadhead, Tre'r Gof, Cemmaes in 1799.


Scope and content/abstract: 182 deeds and documents, 1678-1913, including deeds relating to properties in Llanbadrig, Llanbedrgoch, Llanfachreth, Llanfechell, Llangaffo and Pentraeth, co. Anglesey, Llandysilio and Wrexham, co. Denbigh, Flint, co. Flint, and Llandwrog co. Caernarvon; papers and correspondence of the Reverend John Elias, Llanfechell, of his brother, Rev David Elias, Pentraeth, and of his son, John Elias, Tre'rgof Isaf, Cemaes; and letters and accounts of William Evans, Tyfry, Pentraeth, who married a grand-daughter of Rev John Elias.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and documents; correspondence and papers of William Evans of Tyfry, Pentraeth, Anglesey; correspondence and papers of John Elias, Tre'rgof Isaf, Cemmaes, and other members of his family.

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 papers are damaged

Finding aids: The schedule is available online. A hard copy of the schedule is available at the National Library of Wales.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Miss M. Broadhead Evans, 1938.


Related material: Two account books (1861-1877 and 1881-1882) of William Evans of Tyfry are also held at NLW (Minor Deposits 344-345B). Papers relating to Rev. John Elias are held at Bangor University (General Collection, MSS 381, 25708, 34591), as is the Elias family Bible (General Collection, MS 13962), and deeds and documents relating to the Tre'rgof estate (General Collection, MSS 17092-17134A).


Note: Title supplied from name of collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, M. Broadhead Evans Collection of Anglesey Papers; NLW Annual Report, 1938.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Broadhead, Richard, | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Elias family, | of Anglesey | Archives
Evans, William, | of Pentraeth | Archives

Personal names
Broadhead Evans family , of Anglesey
Elias , David , 1790-1856 , of Pentraeth
Elias , John , 1774-1841
Elias , John , Tre'r Gof Isaf , Cemmaes
Evans , William , of Pentraeth

Corporate names

Anglesey (Wales)

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