- [17 cent.]-1925. (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
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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Usual copyright laws apply.
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English, Latin, Welsh, French, Italian, Esperanto.
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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.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Ancestry.com website http://www.ancestrylibrary.com [accessed 18 October 2013]; Who's Who 2013 http://www.ukwhoswho.com [accessed 18 October 2013]
Description compiled by Bethan Ifan for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS, and revised by Rhys M. Jones.