ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Penybryn, Edern, Caernarfonshire, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/5120

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Penybryn (Edern) Papers

Short Title: Penybryn, Edern, Caernarfonshire, papers

Creation date(s): 1609-1928

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 113 items

Name of creator(s): Humphreys family of Penybryn; Jones family of Penybryn; Hugh Jones of Georgia.


Administrative/Biographical history: Penybryn, Edern, Caernarfonshire, was owned by the Humphreys family in the 18th century. Maurice Humphreys (d. [1766]) bequeathed Penybryn to his son, Thomas Humphreys (d. 1782). He left Penybryn to his maid, Mary Williams (d. [1825]). She married John Jones (fl. 1787-1806), son of Methusalem Jones of Amlwch, Anglesey. John's brother, Hugh Jones (fl. 1785-1794), was taken prisoner during the Anglo-American War of the 1770s and subsequently settled in Georgia, USA. Mary Jones left Penybryn to her nephew Evan Roberts.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other documents relating to Penybryn and other properties mainly in Edern, Nefyn, Caernarfonshire, 1609-1906; letters, 1760-1928, including correspondence of Thomas Humphreys, 1760-1771, correspondence of Mary and John Jones, 1777-1794, and letters of Hugh Jones, Georgia, to his family, 1785-1794; and miscellaneous papers, 1788-1871, including religious notes, sermons and hymns.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; letters; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Only photocopies of the original documents are available to the public.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Penybryn Edern Papers, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2004

Deeds | Wales | Nefyn
Georgia | Description and travel | Early works to 1800
Gwynedd (Wales) | Social life and customs | 18th century
Jones, Hugh, | of Georgia | Correspondence

Personal names
Humphreys family , of Penybryn
Jones , Hugh , of Georgia
Jones family , of Penybryn

Corporate names

Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Edern (Wales)
Georgia ()
Nefyn (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details