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Wynn, Richard, Sir, 1588-1649
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Boundaries within Wales, &c.,

'Gossodedigaetheu a Messureu y Deyrnas, Cantrevi a Chymydeu Kymry', being a list of hundreds, commotes and other geographical divisions within Wales. At the end of every division is a list of its castles.
The list of 'Cantreds and Commotes of Wales' (p. 5) agrees practically with the one in Peniarth MS 163.

A 'Copy of the Dedication of, and Preface to Sir Thomas Wiliems's Latin-British Dictionary', together with notes on the life and work of Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, and ballads, which include the works of Rowland Fychan of Caer-gai, Lewis Morris and Richard Abraham, written c. 1738 (see p. 2). Also including englynion to Robert Vaughan, Caer-gai by Dr John Davies; a translation by Dr Davies of Thomas Wiliems's dedication of his Dictionary to Sir Richard Wynne, Gwydir; and notes concerning Thomas Wiliems's Dictionary at Hengwrt, with a copy of its Preface (see Peniarth MS 228).

Medical recipes similar to those of 'Meddygon Myddfai', written 1693 (see p. 73).

History of the Gwydir family,

  • NLW MS 12854D.
  • File
  • [18 cent., last ¼].

An imperfect, quarto volume inscribed on the outer cover 'Pedigree and historical account of ye Family of the Wynnes of Gwydir'. The contents consist of a late eighteenth century text of the well-known 'History of the Gwydir Family' by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir, and, as addenda, brief pedigrees of the Wynn family of Gwydir and its collateral branches, memoranda relating to some of the persons named in the pedigrees, and an incomplete copy of the summons from Henry Tudor to John ap Meredith [of Ystymcegid] to join him on his march from Milford [Haven] to oppose Richard III (already transcribed in full in the text of the 'History'). A few of the folios containing the addenda appear to be in a hand different from that of the 'History' itself, and there is some duplication of pedigrees. Inset is a loose sheet of paper containing ?a transcript of an inscription [in Gwydir Chapel in the parish church of Llanrwst] recording the erection of the said chapel by Sir Richard Wynne [son of the author of the 'History'] in 1633, and tracing the descent of Sir Richard and his brothers and sisters from Owen Gwynedd (see also Wynnstay MS 121).

Wynn, John, Sir, 1553-1627

Miscellaneous letters, &c.

Twenty-two miscellaneous holograph and autograph letters. The writers include Sidney Brickdall, Penloyn, to Owen Wynne, Cheapside, London, 1688 (the abatement of legacies left by Win. Lloyd, Llanfair, a nephew of the writer's husband) (together with a separate letter on the same sheet from Margaret Salusbury, Plas Issa, to Owen Wynne, 1688, touching an offer of David Symon's mortgage); Ed'd Crue, Wrexham, to Owen Wynn, Gwydder, 1626/7 (the rent of the rectory of [Eglwys-fach] church and the state of the ' flannen') (together with a memorandum touching demand notes for rent, and another memorandum, 1627, by Edward Lloyd touching the demand for rents at the church porch of Eglwysvache); Ralph Griffith to Wm. Wynne, Mold, undated (a request for nine subpoenas, a possible visit to Dr. Wynne at Tower); Mrs. [Dorothea] Lloyd (in the third person) to Doctor [William] Wynne, [1786] (a request for an opinion on the title to plate and furniture lent to Mrs. Mary Lloyd, Plascock, from Wickwer by her late brothers John and Howel Lloyd) (together with the recipient's opinion subscribed, 14 October 1786); George Monck, 1st duke of Albemarle, T[homas] Clifford, aft. 1st baron Clifford of Chudleigh, and [Sir] J[ohn] Duncombe, Whitehall Treasury Chamber, to Maurice Wynn, Receiver-General for North Wales, at Gwidder, 1668 (the appointment of a collector of Crown revenue); Thos. and Fras. Smedley, Bagilt, to John Wynne, Coed Coch, near Bettws Abergeley, 1777 (2) (a dispute concerning the quality of lead ore sold to the writers by Edward Evans, news of the mine at Llansannen); John Vaughan, Hengwrt, to Owen Wynne, near Wrexham, [17]22 (an examination of the accounts of the earldom of Chester for references to Mold, personal); M. Went, London, to Mrs. [Margaret] Wynne, Bodysgallen, near Conway, 1745 (desires her son [Robert] to be sent to London) (together with an incomplete reply); Bl. Williams to Lady Wynn, Gwydder,?[16]76 (the purchase of lace, meat, fruit, etc., for the recipient in London); Humfrey Wynn to Thomas Gruffith, Henllan, 1679 (the title to lands late of John Hughes in Wickwer); John Wynn, Gwyder, to Win. Lloyd, Lyncols In [sic], 1609 (Wynn of Gwydir Papers, No. 2852); John Wynn, Gwyder, to his son Sir Richard Wynn, 1618 (Wynn of Gwydir Papers, No. 2855); Maurice Wynn [Gwydir] to Hugh Morris, Royall Oak, Cursitors Alley, London, 1666 (business and money matters in connection with the College and the collection of Crown rents); Rich. Wynn, White hall, to his brother Maurice Wynn, Gwidder, 1640 (the recipient's desire for Dolwithelan Castle, the knightship of the shire [Caernarvonshire]); Owen Wynne, Llwyn, to [Edward? Lloyd], 1712 (a balance of £28/7/6 to be paid to Robert Evans, tobacconist, in Grubstreet, London) (together with a postscript to the same effect from the writer's brother John Wynne, and a receipt for the same); Owen Wynne, Brinyorkin, to [-Wynn(e)], undated (2) (Lady Wynn's indisposition, the death of Aunt Lloyd of Tythin, negotiations for a marriage proposal); Robert Wynne to cousin John Wynne, Mayley, [16]61 (a request to pay the demands of Thomas Williams of Ruthin) (together with a letter subscribed from John Wynne to cousin Morris Lloyd, touching upon the same and with reference to the writer's duties as one of the overseers of the will of his uncle Harry Lloyd of Havodynnos); Rob. Wynne [?Bodysgallen], London, to 'Robin', 1758 (the writer's health, the recipient's chicken-hearted way of writing, requests news of Sir Roger Mostyn's success in [the parliamentary election for] Flintshire, greetings to friends); Robert Wynne, Garthmeilio, to [ ], undated (criticism by Denbigh folks of Mrs. Wynne's arrangements for the funeral of her friend Mrs. Hugh Owens); and Sarah Wynne, Gwidder, to her husband Sir Richard Wynne, at Chester, 1666 (anxiety over the recipient's safety, family news). Also bound in the volume is a power of attorney from Sir John Wynne, Gwydder, 1618 (Wynn of Gwydir Papers, No. 2856); and a receipt, 1695/6, from Jo. Tolson to Owen Wynne, by the hand of Edward Lloyd, of a half-year's annuity due to Mrs. Elizabeth Templer.

Wynnstay Estate Records

  • GB 0210 WYNNSTAY
  • Fonds
  • 1183-1957

Estate and family records, 1183-1957, of the Wynn and Williams Wynn family of Wynnstay, Denbighshire. The archive includes a group of architectural drawings, c. 1770, by James Byres; a group of early charters and deeds, 1183-1676, from the Cistercian Abbey of Strata Marcella (Ystrad Marchell) near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, and elsewhere; antiquarian, legal and literary manuscripts; account rolls of Sir Richard Wynn, Treasurer to Queen Henrietta Maria, 1627-1649; manorial records relating to manors and boroughs in Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, 1364-1895 (1934-40 and 1952 deposits); parliamentary election papers for Anglesey, Cardigan (county and borough), Denbighshire, Flintshire and Montgomeryshire, 1621-1883; family and estate correspondence, including part of that of Sir William Williams (1634-1700), Speaker of the House of Commons; rentals and account books, 1300-1925 (preserved in an almost unbroken series from the time of Sir William Williams); over 5000 title deeds and documents, [pre-1290]-[c. 1910], mainly relating to properties in the six North Wales counties and Shropshire, including records for Glascoed and Llanforda, Llwydiarth, Llangedwyn and Glanllyn, Plas-y-Ward, Rhiwgoch and Mathafarn, estates acquired either by marriage or purchase in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; together with papers relating to administration of the estates, 1573-1946; family papers, 1499-1913, county and central government administration papers, 1608-1880; two discrete groups of Much Wenlock estate records, 1534-1860, and Nantcriba estate records, 1381-1680; and various maps. There is an additional group of papers relating to the Wynnstay estate which came from the office of Longueville Gittins solicitors, Oswestry, dated 1582-1957.

Williams Wynn family, of Wynnstay