Fonds GB 0210 CRAFNANT - Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog Estate Records,

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Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog Estate Records,


  • 1572-1868 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estate was owned by the poet Edmund Prys (1544-1623), archdeacon of Merioneth. The estate remained in the hands of the Price family until the death of Morgan Price when it was inherited by his daughter Jane. She had married, in 1732, with Griffith Williams of Islaw'r Ffordd, Merioneth. Their heir was Robert Price who married Dorothy Roberts of Golfachwen in 1765. It appears that Crafnant came into the possession of the Owen family from 1765 at the latest. In 1868 it was owned by a John ap Rhydderch Owen. How the two estates came together is currently unknown.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Lieut-Col. Charles Eustace Roberts and Humphrey Owen Roberts, Glanafon, Talybont, Merioneth in 1948

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Scope and content

Deeds and documents, 1572-1868, relating to Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog estates of the families of Owen of Crafnant and Price of Gerddi Bluog, mainly in Merionethshire.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

The 1948 deposit (listed in vol. I) is arranged chronologically, and the 1951 donation (listed in vol. II) is arranged chronologically by record type.

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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.

Language of material

  • English

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogues are available at NLW and HMC (now part of the TNA).

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Crafnant and Gerddi Bluog Estate Records;

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