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Bangor University
Fronwnion Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS FRNW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Fronwnion Papers

Short Title: Fronwnion Papers

Creation date(s): 1812-1871

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 25 items

Name of creator(s): Fronwnion Estate, Dolgellau


Administrative/Biographical history: Lewis Williams was a businessman and owner of the Fronwnion estate, Dolgellau in Merioneth. He successfully developed the banking business of Thomas Jones of Ynysfaig, which he had acquired through marriage. Later he became sole proprietor of Yr Hen Fanc and after taking his sons into partnership the company became Williams & Sons. As he built up the Fronwnion estate Lewis Williams persuaded the new owners of the old Clogwynau common land which had become available under the Inclosure acts, to sell their lots to him.


Scope and content/abstract: Material relates to the development of the Fronwnion estate, Dolgellau, by Lewis Williams. The majority of papers relate to the old Clogwynau common, its allotment to new proprietors under the Inclosure acts and the purchase by Lewis Williams of several of these lots from the new proprietors. It consists of releases, including two by the Commissioner for executing the powers of the Dolgellau Inclosure Act, purchase deeds and conveyances.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5491-5515

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Colonel Williams Owen of Trefeilir, Anglesey, grandson of Lewis Williams of Fronwnion.



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Conveyancing | Wales | 19th century
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Inclosures | History | 19th century
Vendors and purchasers | Wales

Personal names
Williams , Lewis , banker of Dolgellau

Corporate names

Clogwynau (Wales)
Fronwnion (Wales)

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