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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Lloyd, Lewis, collection of Merionethshire probate records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DCJ

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Lewis Lloyd Collection

Short Title: Lloyd, Lewis, collection of Merionethshire probate records

Creation date(s): [post 1968]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Dr Lewis William Lloyd (1939-1997)

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Before the introduction of Civil Probate in 1858, wills were usually proved in the diocesan ecclesiastical courts. Probate records relating to the diocese of Bangor from 1635 to 1858 were deposited in the National Library of Wales in about 1945. Dr Lewis Lloyd (1939-1997) of Llanfair, Merionethshire, was a lecturer at Coleg Harlech from 1968. From the mid 1970s he published numerous works on maritime history and wrote histories of Aberdyfi and Barmouth, Merionethshire, and Pwllheli and Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. Lloyd purchased copies of probate documents relating mainly to the hundred of Ardudwy, Merionethshire, from the National Library of Wales.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Copies, [post 1968], of probate records including wills, inventories, administration bonds, codicils, depositions, interrogatories, statements and letters (created between 1643 and 1856), relating to people resident in Llanaber, Llanbedr, Llandanwg, Llanddwywe, Llandecwyn, Llanelltyd, Llanenddwyn, Llanfair, Llanfihangel-y-traethau, Llanfrothen, Maentwrog, Aberdyfi and Tywyn, Merionethshire, Llanbedr, Denbighshire, Horsleydown, Surrey, and Liverpool, Lancashire.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by surname of deceased

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

Existence and location of originals: Originals are in the National Library of Wales.

Related material: Further research papers of Dr Lewis Lloyd are Meirionnydd Archives, Z/M/910.

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, Lewis Lloyd Collection, catalogue; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Lloyd Hughes, A., 'Dr Lewis William Lloyd (1939-97)', Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes a Chofnodion Sir Feirionnydd, XII (4) (1997), pp. 307-9.

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
Probate records | Wales | Gwynedd
Wills | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Lloyd , Lewis William , 1939-1997

Corporate names

Places
Merioneth (Wales)

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