Fonds GB 0210 EGWRIGHT - E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds

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E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds


  • [20 cent.] (Accumulation)
  • 1551-1902 (accumulated 20th century) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.018 cubic metres (1 box, 1 volume)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Venerable E. G. (Evan Gilbert) Wright (1903-1994), Archdeacon of Bangor, Anglican minister and antiquarian, purchased a collection of documents from J. E. (John Edwards) Griffith (1843-1933), author of 'Pedigrees of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Families' (1914), relating to the Lloyd family of Dduallt, Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, possibly as part of his research into Humphrey Humphreys, 1648-1712, Bishop of Bangor, whose daughter married into a Lloyd family and who held land in Ffestiniog. He also purchased some overseer's accounts and parochial records for the parish of Llandyfrydog, Anglesey. These seem to be unconnected to his research or to his incumbencies at Llangefni, Anglesey (as curate), Gaerwen, Anglesey (as rector, 1939-1945), St David's, Bangor, Caernarfonshire (as vicar, 1945-1962), or as Archdeacon for Bangor.

Archival history

Purchased by the Venerable E. G. Wright from J. E. Griffith.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Purchased from the Venerable E. G. Wright, in 1971.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds and documents, mostly relating to cos Ang. and Mer. Several items relate to the Lloyd family of Dduallt, Ffestiniog, co. Mer., 1551-1740. The collection also includes overseer's accounts and other parochial records relating to the parish of Llandyfrydog, co. Ang., 1828-1869.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records purchased by NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions of access and use area

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 regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Many of the papers are in poor condition.

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies


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Title supplied from name of collector.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of E. G. Wright Collection of Anglesey and Merionethshire Deeds; 'Venerable E. G. Wright', in Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions, 1995.

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