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Lloyd-Owen, D. C., manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSDCLLOYD

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: D. C. Lloyd-Owen Manuscripts

Short Title: Lloyd-Owen, D. C., manuscripts

Creation date(s): [17 cent.]-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 49 volumes

Name of creator(s): D. C. Lloyd-Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: Dr David Charles Lloyd-Owen (1843-1925) was a distinguished eye specialist and a genealogist. He was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, on 5 September 1843, the son of the Rev. D. Owen of Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and Sophia Jeffries of Bridgnorth, Shropshire; his great-grandfather was the writer John Owen (1757-1829), of Machynlleth. He trained at Birmingham and Paris and from 1865 was a house surgeon at Birmingham Eye Hospital. He was at one time Vice-President of the Ophthalmological Society of Great Britain. He maintained a strong connection with Wales in general, and Montgomeryshire in particular, throughout his life, mainly through his interest in Welsh genealogy and history. He corresponded with genealogists and antiquarians in Wales such as Richard Bennett and E. Rowley Morris and belonged to various Welsh societies. He married Anna Green of Muxton, Shropshire, in 1868 and they had two daughters. He died at his home Bron-y-graig, Harlech, on 25 December 1925.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Dr D. C. Lloyd-Owen, [17 cent.]-1925, relating mainly to the genealogy and history of Montgomeryshire, including transcripts from the Parish Registers of Darowen, Penegoes, Machynlleth, Llanwrin, Cemmaes and Llanbrynmair, [1890s]-[20 cent., first ¼]; copies of, and notes on, several wills pertaining to these districts, [19 cent., last ¼]-[20 cent, first ¼]; Welsh pedigrees, [19 cent.]-1917; letters from Richard Bennett, E. Rowley Morris and others, mostly on genealogical matters, 1868-1925; manuscripts of, and relating to, John Owen, Machynlleth, [18 cent, last ¼]-1899; and a French treatise on heraldry, [17 cent].


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin, Welsh, French, Italian, Esperanto

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 5986-6032, 16278D, 16809D.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids:


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mrs [Lilian] Lloyd, Harlech, and Mrs Winterbotham, [Dursley], daughters of D. C. Lloyd-Owen, August 1926 (NLW MSS 5986-6032); donated by Mrs Lilian Lloyd, Harlech, March 1942 and May 1943 (NLW MS 16278D) and April 1942 (NLW MS 16809D).



Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Rhys M. Jones. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); website [accessed 18 October 2013]; Who's Who 2013 [accessed 18 October 2013].

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

Date(s) of descriptions: 2005 and October 2013

Church records and registers | Wales | Powys
Lloyd-Owen, D. C. | (David Charles), | 1843-1925 | Archives
Lloyd-Owen, D. C. | (David Charles), | 1843-1925 | Correspondence
Montgomeryshire (Wales) | Genealogy
Registers of births, etc. | Wales | Powys
Wills | Wales | Powys

Personal names
Bennett , Richard , 1860-1937
Lloyd-Owen , D. C. (David Charles) , 1843-1925
Morris , Edward Rowley , 1828-1893
Owen , John , 1757-1829

Corporate names

Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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