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Elwes papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ELWES

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Elwes Papers

Short Title: Elwes papers

Creation date(s): 1314-1867

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.344 cubic metres(12 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Harold T. Elwes


Administrative/Biographical history: Harold T. Elwes lived in Oxfordshire and then in Somerset.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of mainly deeds and documents, acquired and brought together by Harold T. Elwes, relating to estates mainly in north Wales, particularly those of the families of Lloyd of Halghton, Phillips of Gwernheulod, Fletcher of Gwernheulod, and Wynne of Penhesgin, Anglesey.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. An on-line catalogue can be accessed from


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Harold T. Elwes in 1954, June 1959, 1965 and August 1967.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Lloyd family of Halghton, 1647-1752, and the Philipps, Lloyd, Fletcher and Elwes families of Gwernheulod, 1664-1934, are National Library of Wales, Nerquis Hall. A pedigree roll, compiled in 1602, showing the descent of William Lloyd of Halghton, Flintshire, esq., and his wife Jane, with fifty-four coats-of-arms, is NLW MS 22998G.


Note: Title supplied from the name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001, revised April 2004.

Gwernheulod Estate (Wales) | Archives
Lloyd family, | of Halghton | Archives

Personal names
Lloyd Fletcher family , of Gwernheulod
Lloyd family , of Halghton
Phillips family , of Gwernheulod
Wynn family , of Penhesgin

Corporate names
Gwernheulod Estate (Wales)
Halghton Estate (Wales)


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