Copies, [post 1968], of probate records including wills, inventories, administration bonds, codicils, depositions, interrogatories, statements and letters (created between 1643 and 1856), relating to people resident in Llanaber, Llanbedr, Llandanwg, Llanddwywe, Llandecwyn, Llanelltyd, Llanenddwyn, Llanfair, Llanfihangel-y-traethau, Llanfrothen, Maentwrog, Aberdyfi and Tywyn, Merionethshire, Llanbedr, Denbighshire, Horsleydown, Surrey, and Liverpool, Lancashire.
Lewis Lloyd Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 220 Z/DCJ
- Dates of Creation[post 1968]
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionTo be supplied
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Before the introduction of Civil Probate in 1858, wills were usually proved in the diocesan ecclesiastical courts. Probate records relating to the diocese of Bangor from 1635 to 1858 were deposited in the National Library of Wales in about 1945. Dr Lewis Lloyd (1939-1997) of Llanfair, Merionethshire, was a lecturer at Coleg Harlech from 1968. From the mid 1970s he published numerous works on maritime history and wrote histories of Aberdyfi and Barmouth, Merionethshire, and Pwllheli and Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire. Lloyd purchased copies of probate documents relating mainly to the hundred of Ardudwy, Merionethshire, from the National Library of Wales.
Arranged alphabetically by surname of deceased
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Lewis Lloyd Collection, catalogue; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); Hey, David, Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History (Oxford, 1997); Lloyd Hughes, A., 'Dr Lewis William Lloyd (1939-97)', Cylchgrawn Cymdeithas Hanes a Chofnodion Sir Feirionnydd, XII (4) (1997), pp. 307-9.
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
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected
Location of Originals
Originals are in the National Library of Wales.