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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Argoed estate papers

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBZ

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Argoed Papers

Short Title: Argoed estate papers

Creation date(s): 1768-1942 (mainly 1768-1900)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 209 items

Name of creator(s): Pugh family, of Argoed

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Rev. William Pugh (1750-1845) became curate of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merionethshire, in about 1774. He became the tenant at Argoed farm, Llanfair, part of the Caenêst estate, Llanbedr. He married Mary Jones in 1777 and their 11 children included Hugh Pugh (1778-1817) and William Pugh (1791-1858). William was the only child to outlive his father and inherited the tenancy of Argoed. He was Income Tax collector for the parish of Llanbedr. He married Catherine Jones (1794-1865) and their eight children included W. W. (William) Pugh (1822-1893) who farmed Argoed after his father. His son, Richard Jones Pugh (1864-1939) farmed Argoed and Caenêst but then moved to Bontddu, Merionethshire. W. Eric Pugh was his son.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Pugh family, 1768-1942, including papers of the Rev. William Pugh (1750-1845), 1768-1845, including sermons, 1768-1813, certificates, 1774-1823, bills and receipts, 1778-1845, letters, 1782-[1847], accounts, 1791-1842, and a diary, 1791; estate papers of the Rev. William Pugh, 1846-1859; apprenticeship agreement of Hugh Pugh, 1794; papers of William Pugh (1791-1858), 1809-1858, including exercise books, 1809-1834, Income Tax receipts, 1843-1857, bills and receipts, 1846-1855; papers of Catherine Pugh, 1859-1861; papers of W. W. Pugh, 1850-1890, including letters, 1850-1867, bills and receipts, 1863-1889, accounts, 1864-1885, and diaries, 1874-1890; letters and other papers of Richard Jones Pugh, 1893-1900; in memoriam cards, 1866-1975; and accounts of Bontddu Church, 1941-1942.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

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 and the National Library of Wales.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to the family are in National Library of Wales, Pugh Family; NLW MSS 17703-17708.

Publication note: Lloyd, Lewis, 'The Pugh Family of Llanfair and Llanbedr, 1775-1900', Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society, XI (1990), pp. 59-93.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, The Papers of the Pugh Family, Argoed, Llanfair-iuxta-Harlech, catalogue; National Library of Wales, Catalogue of Pugh Papers; Lloyd, Lewis, 'The Pugh Family of Llanfair and Llanbedr, 1775-1900', Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society, XI (1990), pp. 59-93.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Farms | Wales | Llanfair (Gwynedd)
Pugh family, | of Llanfair | Archives
Pugh, William, | 1750-1845 | Archives

Personal names
Pugh , William , 1750-1845
Pugh , William , 1791-1858 , of 'Caenêst' (Llanbedr) and 'Argoed' (Llanfair)
Pugh , William , 1822-1893 , of 'Argoed' (Llanfair)
Pugh family , of Llanfair

Corporate names
Caenest Estate (Wales)

Places
Argoed (Gwynedd, Wales)
Cae Nest (Wales)
Llanfair (Gwynedd, Wales)

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