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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Dolmelynllyn estate , deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DN

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: The Dolmelynllyn Collection

Short Title: Dolmelynllyn estate , deeds

Creation date(s): 1778-1907

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 67 items

Name of creator(s): Dolmelynllyn estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Dolmelynllyn, Llanelltyd, Merionethshire, was settled by Griffith Vaughan (d. 1700), son of Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt, in the late 17th century. The Dolmelynllyn estate was sold by his great-great-grandson, Captain Robert Vaughan (d. 1795), in the late 18th century. Dolmelynllyn was in the possession of William Alexander Madocks (1773-1828) for a time. He also came into possession of Cae Perwyn, Llanddwywe, Merionethshire. The estate was eventually purchased by Charles Reynolds Williams (b. 1815). He conveyed it to his son, Romer Williams, solicitor, in 1892, and the estate was sold by him in 1907.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other documents of the Dolmelynllyn estate, Merionethshire, 1778-1796, relating to properties in Llanelltyd, Llanddwywe, Dolgellau and Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, in Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire, and in Derbyshire, including attested copies, 1795-1796, of deeds (1692-1795).


Language/scripts of material: English

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.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers came into the possession of the National Trust.

Immediate source of acquisition:



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, A Catalogue of Deeds relating to Dolmelynllyn; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, vol. II (London, 2 vols, 1872); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 17th ed. 1952).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Deeds | Wales | Guilsfield
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd
Deeds | Wales | Llanddwywe
Deeds | Wales | Llanelltyd

Personal names

Corporate names
Dolmelynllyn Estate (Wales)

Guilsfield (Wales)
Llanelltyd (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)

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