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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Brynygwin (Merionethshire) Estate deeds and papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DJ

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Deeds and papers relating to the Brynygwin (Merionethshire) Estate

Short Title: Brynygwin (Merionethshire) Estate deeds and papers

Creation date(s): 1653-1879

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.08 cubic metres (6 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Brynygwin estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Brynygwin estate, mainly in Dolgellau and Llangelynnin, Merionethshire, was owned by the Owen family. Robert Owen devised the estate by his will in 1735 to his grandson, Robert Owen the younger, son of his son-in-law, Thomas Hartley Owen, and his daughter Anne. Robert Hartley Owen's heir was his only daughter Jane, who married Hugh Reveley in 1803. On his death the estate passed to his son, Hugh John Reveley (1812-1889), whose heir was his daughter, Fanny Jane. In 1874 she married Edward Petit Jelf, who assumed the surname of Jelf-Reveley.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers relating to the Bryngwin estate, 1653-1879, comprising deeds, 1653-1879, mainly relating to lands in Merionethshire; estate papers, 1752-[mid 19th century]; legal papers, 1689-1832; and family papers, 1735-1852, including wills and marriage settlements.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged 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 sources were used in the compilation of this description: Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols. 1872), vol. II; 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 | Gwynedd
Estate administration | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Jelf-Reveley family , of Brynygwin
Owen family , of Brynygwin
Reveley family , of Brynygwin

Corporate names
Brynygwin Estate (Wales)

Dolgellau (Wales)
Llangelynnin (Gwynedd, Wales)

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