Fonds GB 0210 MSDCLLOYD - D. C. Lloyd-Owen Manuscripts,

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D. C. Lloyd-Owen Manuscripts,


  • [17 cent.]-1925. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

49 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

David Charles Lloyd-Owen (1843-1925) was a distinguished eye specialist and a genealogist. He was born in Smethwick, Staffordshire, on 5 September 1843, the son of the Rev. D. Owen of Darowen, Montgomeryshire, and Sophia Jeffries of Bridgnorth, Shropshire; his great-grandfather was the writer John Owen (1757-1829), of Machynlleth. He trained at Birmingham and Paris and from 1865 was a house surgeon at Birmingham Eye Hospital. He was at one time Vice-President of the Ophthalmological Society of Great Britain. He maintained a strong connection with Wales in general, and Montgomeryshire in particular, throughout his life, mainly through his interest in Welsh genealogy and history. He corresponded with genealogists and antiquarians in Wales such as Richard Bennett and E. Rowley Morris and belonged to various Welsh societies. He married Anna Green of Muxton, Shropshire, in 1868 and they had two daughters. He died at his home Bron-y-graig, Harlech, on 25 December 1925.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MSS 5986-6032; Mrs [Lilian] Lloyd & Mrs Winterbotham, daughters of D. C. Lloyd-Owen; Harlech [& Dursley]; Donation; August 1926

NLW MS 16278D; Mrs Lilian Lloyd; Harlech; Donation; March 1942 and May 1943

NLW MS 16809D; Mrs Lilian Lloyd; Harlech; Donation; April 1942

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Scope and content

Papers of Dr D. C. Lloyd-Owen, [17 cent.]-1925, relating mainly to the genealogy and history of Montgomeryshire, including transcripts from the Parish Registers of Darowen, Penegoes, Machynlleth, Llanwrin, Cemmaes and Llanbrynmair, [1890s]-[20 cent., first ¼]; copies of, and notes on, several wills pertaining to these districts, [19 cent., last ¼]-[20 cent, first ¼]; Welsh pedigrees, [19 cent.]-1917; letters from Richard Bennett, E. Rowley Morris, J. Morgan Richards, M. A. Ruck and others, mostly on genealogical matters, 1868-1925; manuscripts of, and relating to, John Owen, Machynlleth, [18 cent, last ¼]-1899; and a French treatise on heraldry, [17 cent].

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System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 5986-6032, 16278D, 16809D.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh
  • French
  • Italian
  • esp

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Language and script notes

English, Latin, Welsh, French, Italian, Esperanto.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

2005 and October 2013.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); website [accessed 18 October 2013]; Who's Who 2013 [accessed 18 October 2013]

Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Rhys M. Jones.

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