Treiorwerth, Bodedern Papers

Scope and Content

This collection consists of deeds and other documents including wills and marriage settlements relating to property in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire. Material relates to transactions undertaken by various families including: the Wynne, Jones and Wynne Jones families of Treiorwerth, Anglesey; the Owen, Griffith and Nannau families of Caernarfonshire and the Anwyll, Lloyd and Meyrick families of Merionethshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr S. Ll. Prothero, of Messrs S.R. Dew and Prothero, Solicitors, Valley and Holyhead, Anglesey, deposited this collection which he inherited on buying Treiorwerth at Bodedern, Anglesey. The Wynne Jones family had owned Treiorwerth previously and Mr Prothero bought it from Margaret Wynne Jones, only sister of Lieutenant Morys Wynne Jones (1887-1914). Lieutenant Wynne Jones was born at Caernarfon and was the first Gwynedd man to be killed in the First World War. His father John William Wynne Jones (1849-1928) was Rector of Caernarfon town; his mother Jessie Francis Bruce was the daughter of the first Lord Aberdare. Mr Prothero later sold the house to move to London where he was registrar of a bankruptcy court. Treiorwerth is now part of the Bodorgan Estate.


Material is arranged according to location and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr. S. Ll. Prothero, Treiorwerth, Bodedern, Anglesey, June 1967


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, October 2001

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 17588-17618

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The Archives Department at the University of Wales, Bangor also holds other material relating to the Wynne Jones family of Treiorwerth, reference number: Carter Vincent Additional 3441-3528. The Bodorgan Estate papers are also held at the Department.