Sub-fonds F - Family and private papers

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Family and private papers


  • 1606-1943 (Creation)

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1 roll, 55 vols, 28 bundles, 60 folders, 71 envelopes, 5 loose items

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The Caernarfonshire deeds refer mainly to lands in Caerhun and Llanfairfechan in the holding of the Hughes family of Gwydir and the Roberts family of Bryn y neuadd respectively.

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The group comprises family and private papers of the Griffith family of Garn and the families to whom they were related by marriage, such as Hughes of Gwydir, Llwyn Gronw, Weeg and Cae'r berllan, Wynne of Voelas and Wynne of Garthmeilio, Cwm Mein and Plasnewydd. The Hughes family papers include Williams of Cae'rberllan and Wynn of Havodgregog, to whom they were connected by marriage. The Roberts family of Bryn y neuadd is also represented due to the marital connection between Mary, daughter of Humphrey Roberts, and Robert Wynne of Garthmeilio and Plasnewydd. The papers consist of family settlements and probate records, 1606-1863, literary papers, [1660]-1925, letters of the Griffith family, 1724-1943, and others, 1680-1882, and other personal papers such as diaries and memoranda, 1701-1853, and school and career papers, 1746-1920, records of court cases and other civil disputes, 1672-1928, pedigrees and genealogical notes, [pre-1614]-[c.1934], family and non-family trusts, 1712-1879, and financial papers such as mortgages and accounts, 1680-1906.

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Arranged into seven groups: family settlements and probate records; papers relating to civil disputes and actions; financial papers; genealogical papers; literary papers; personal papers; trust papers.

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Preferred citation: F

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