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National Library of Wales
Burdon deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 BURDON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Burdon Deeds

Short Title: Burdon deeds

Creation date(s): 1719-1855

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 29 items

Name of creator(s): Peniarth estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Richard and Elizabeth Owen owned the Peniarth estate, Llanegryn, Merionethshire, in the early 18th century. They were succeeded by their son Lewis Owen. Jane, his daughter and heiress, married first Richard, 5th Viscount Bulkeley (d 1739), and second Edward Williams, son of John Williams of Bodelwyddan, Flintshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1719-1855, relating mainly to the Peniarth estate in Merionethshire and Caernarfonshire, mainly leases, bonds and mortgages, 1728-1767.


Language/scripts of material: English

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

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from

Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from H. Burdon, London, 1928.


Related material: The main Peniarth estate archive is NLW, Peniarth Estate Records. Volumes of estate maps and individual maps are NLW, Map Collections, Peniarth vols 1-5 and Peniarth Maps, nos 1-20. Other records relating to the Peniarth home estate are in Meironnydd Archives.


Note: Title supplied from name of vendor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley and Rhys Jones for the ANW Project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Peniarth Deeds and Documents.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2003

Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Owen family , of Peniarth
Williams family , of Peniarth

Corporate names
Peniarth Estate (Wales)

Llanegryn (Wales)

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