Sub-sub-fonds ET. - Title deeds,

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Title deeds,


  • 1296-1838. (Creation)

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Extent and medium

88 bundles, 6 folders, 11 envelopes

Context area

Archival history

The deeds were assigned numbers in antiquity which suggest that the original order was more or less chronological for some estates. However, the existence of gaps in the dates and a lack of overall consistency have necessitated a new arrangement at NLW.

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Scope and content

Title deeds and associated papers for houses and lands of the Maurices, Owens and Ormsby-Gores of Brogyntyn and the families related to them, belonging to the estates of Clenennau, 1427-1833, Glyn, 1499-1807, Sylfaen, 1509-1698, [1811], and Ystumcegid, 1597-1672, in Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire; Nant in Flintshire, [mid 14 cent.], 1367-[c. 1686]; Brogyntyn (Porkington) in Shropshire, 1296-1838; Llanddyn in Denbighshire, 1498-1829; Brymbo and Lea Hall in Denbighshire and Shropshire, 1555-1765; Abertanat, 1476-1765, and Penrhos, 1508-1828, on the Montgomeryshire/Shropshire border; and Cemais in Montgomeryshire, 1545-1690. There is also a group of deeds which relate to properties in Harlech, 1327-1649, Dolbenmaen, 1721-1737, the Faenol estate, 1596-1645, the west of Ireland, 1606-1799, and miscellaneous estates in Wales and England, 1298-[post-1758]; and a number of unplaced documents, 1599-1724. The documents are mostly original, but they also include copies and drafts.

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System of arrangement

Arranged into eight groups according to estate: Clenennau; Glyn, Sylfaen and Ystumcegid; Nant; Brogyntyn (Porkington); Llanddyn; Lea Hall and Brymbo; Abertanat, Penrhos and Cemais; and miscellaneous deeds which include Harlech, Faenol, Dolbenmaen, Ireland and various estates in Wales and England.

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Script of material

Language and script notes

English and Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Schedules and abstracts of deeds are NLW, Brogyntyn Manuscripts I.24 and II.50.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Other deeds relating to purchases, sales and trusts affecting various parts of the Brogyntyn estate are in NLW, Longueville papers.

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Notes area


The majority of the title deeds are endorsed with contemporary reference numbers, too numerous to list here but recorded individually in the old card index.


Endorsements include livery of seisin, attornment of tenant, enrolment, or remarks on the contents.


Many of the deeds have private, town corporation or royal seals attached.


Where parish names are not given in the original deeds, they have been supplied from Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1969).


Title of sub-fonds supplied from content.


Preferred citation: ET.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: ET.