Fonds GB 0210 LLWYN - Llwyn Estate Records

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Llwyn Estate Records


  • 1623-1959. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.753 cubic meters (35 boxes, 6 volumes).

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Biographical history

The Llwyn estate was owned by the Humffreys family of Llanfyllin from at least the late seventeenth century. It remained in the family's possession until around 1852 when it was purchased by John Dugdale (I) (d. Dovecot near Liverpool, 1855). He left the Irwell Bank estate, Pendleton, to his son John Dugdale (II), who sold it to his cousin, another John Dugdale, who died there in Dec. 1881. John II married a daughter of Mr C. L. Ringrose of Tranby near Hessle, at Kirk Ella in Jan. 1851. John II's son, John Marshall Dugdale (1855-1918) m. Isabella ('Isa') Hargreaves at Tarporley, co. Ches., 20 July 1876. John II's other sons, Walter m. Flora Priestley at Paddington St James, 5 Dec. 1885, and Charles Tertius m. Adela Day, also at Paddington St James, 14 July 1886. There were also two daughters, Clara and, probably, Mary. John Marshall Dugdale was succeeded by John Eldon Marshall Dugdale (fl. 1929-1954).

The Dugdale family still owned the estate or at least parts of it in the 1940s, when Llwyn mansion was sold to Montgomeryshire Education Authority. The house was demolished and is now the site of Ysgol Uwchradd Llanfyllin.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited in three groups, in 1952, 1966 and 2017.

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Scope and content

1952 and 1966: Llwyn estate records, mainly title deeds and abstracts of title, 1623-1932, together with a few business letters, plans, printed sale catalogues and rentals, 1855-1908, relating to properties principally in Llanfyllin (including the manor of Brithdir) and elsewhere in Montgomeryshire, and to a lesser extent in Denbighshire, Merioneth, Shropshire, Cheshire and Lancashire.

2017: Four scrapbooks (one disbound), c.1857-c.1952, eleven letter books, 1874-1906, three photograph albums, bundles of letters, 1880-1900, and three game books, 1900-1950. Bundles of deeds, letters and other papers related to the purchase and sale of properties, mainly in p. Llanfyllin, c.1851-c.1954. Manuscript 'History and topography of the hundred of Llanfyllin', by "Mechain", 1893, notes for a history of Llanfyllin, c.1893-1916, and a typescript 'History of the parish of Llanfyllin from 1862 to 1913', by J. Marshall Dugdale, c.1916.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records deposited at NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Catalogued in two groups, 1952 and 1966, and 2017.

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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 laws apply.

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogue to the 1952 and 1966 deposits are available at NLW and HMC.

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Related units of description

1952 and 1966 deposits: Maps relating to the Llwyn estate are in NLW, map collection.

2017 deposit: Three photograph albums have been transferred to NLW photographic collection. 'Map of an estate in the parish of Llanfyllin and county of Montgomery belonging to Mr John Davies and Mr John Thomas, surveyed June 1805', has been transferred to NLW map collection. A poster (c.38" x 11") for the coming-of-age celebrations of J. Percy Dugdale, 1900, has been transferred to NLW poster collection.

See also NLW: Harrison Deeds & Documents, boxes 55-56, Dugdale (Llanfyllin and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, co. Mont.), 1788-1874. For the Humphreys family, the Dugdale's predecessors at Llwyn, see also Shropshire CRO: Salt Collection, XD 3651/B/33, Humffreys family of Llwyn, 1593-1899. Also Shropshire: Walford Manor Collection, XD Walf/A/10/3/2, Bwlch y Llyn estate, 1545-1791.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2001.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 2 vols, 1846), vol. I, Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 18th ed., 3 vols, 1965-1973), vol. I.

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