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Caegoronwy/Bennar Fawr collection

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DC

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: The Caegoronwy/Bennar Fawr Collection

Short Title: Caegoronwy/Bennar Fawr collection

Creation date(s): 1581-1924

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Caegoronwy estate; Bennar Fawr estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The cradle of the Williams family's estate was Caegoronwy in the parish of Llanaber, Merioneth. In the late 18th and 19th century the family acquired other properties including, by 1804, Bennar Fawr in the parish of Llanddwywe. The discovery of precious metals on the estate in the second half of the 19th century enabled the family to purchase other properties such as Bryntirion and Bryn Llewelyn in Ffestiniog but these were re-conveyed later and no documents relating to them have survived in this archive.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1581-1920, mainly of lands in Llanaber and Llanddwywe, Merionethshire, and estate correspondence, 1862-1924.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Some items are in need of repair.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Register of Archives


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at the Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Previous archival numbering has been preserved in square brackets. The papers were housed at Little Bennar in what was called the 'Welsh chest' before they were deposited at Meirionnydd Archives.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Catalogue of The Caegoronwy/Bennar Fawr Collection.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2002

Caegoronwy Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence
Deeds | Wales | Llanaber
Deeds | Wales | Llanddwywe

Personal names

Corporate names
Bennar Fawr Estate (Wales)
Caegoronwy Estate (Wales)

Llanaber (Wales)
Llanddwywe (Wales)

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