The Dolmelynllyn Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds and other documents of the Dolmelynllyn estate, Merionethshire, 1778-1796, relating to properties in Llanelltyd, Llanddwywe, Dolgellau and Llanfachreth, Merionethshire, in Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire, and in Derbyshire, including attested copies, 1795-1796, of deeds (1692-1795).

Administrative / Biographical History

Dolmelynllyn, Llanelltyd, Merionethshire, was settled by Griffith Vaughan (d. 1700), son of Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt, in the late 17th century. The Dolmelynllyn estate was sold by his great-great-grandson, Captain Robert Vaughan (d. 1795), in the late 18th century. Dolmelynllyn was in the possession of William Alexander Madocks (1773-1828) for a time. He also came into possession of Cae Perwyn, Llanddwywe, Merionethshire. The estate was eventually purchased by Charles Reynolds Williams (b. 1815). He conveyed it to his son, Romer Williams, solicitor, in 1892, and the estate was sold by him in 1907.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, A Catalogue of Deeds relating to Dolmelynllyn; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, vol. II (London, 2 vols, 1872); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 17th ed. 1952).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The papers came into the possession of the National Trust.


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