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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Penmaen Ucha papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBQ

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Penmaen Ucha Papers

Short Title: Penmaen Ucha papers

Creation date(s): 1691-1975

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.10 cubic metres (8 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Penmaen Ucha estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Taylor (1799-1876) is described as residing at Penmaenucha and Arthog Hall, Merionethshire. Penmaenucha Hall was built in 1860 by the Taylor family, the Bolton cotton magnates. Thomas's son, John Taylor (1829-1908), inherited the estate. His heir was his daughter, Beatrice Mary, who was succeeded by her daughter Sybil Mary Gella who married Major Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones (b. 1890). Their two sons died during World War II and their only surviving child was Mary Esperance (b. 1922). Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones was appointed a trustee of the Hengwrtuchaf estate and executor of the will of the owner Mrs Mary Maitland Owen, and was also the executor of the will of Major General John Vaughan, owner of the Nannau estate.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1691-1939, relating to the Penmaen Ucha estate, mainly in the parishes of Dolgellau and Llangelynnin, Merioneth, and investment accounts of Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones, 1964-1975. The archive also includes papers relating to the Hengwrtuchaf estate, 1920-1963, and the Nannau estate, 1956-1973.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged mainly by location of premises and thence chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, National Library of Wales 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:

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: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1952).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2002; amended October 2005

Deeds | Wales | Dolgellau
Deeds | Wales | Llangelynnin (Gwynedd)
Hengwrt-Uchaf Estate (Wales) | Archives
Nannau estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Wynne-Jones , Charles Llewellyn , 1890-1974

Corporate names
Hengwrt-Uchaf Estate (Wales)
Nannau Estate (Wales)
Penmaenucha Estate | (Wales)

Dolgellau (Wales)
Llangelynnin (Gwynedd, Wales)

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