Deeds and papers relating to the Brynygwin (Merionethshire) Estate

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Bryngwin estate, 1653-1879, comprising deeds, 1653-1879, mainly relating to lands in Merionethshire; estate papers, 1752-[mid 19th century]; legal papers, 1689-1832; and family papers, 1735-1852, including wills and marriage settlements.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Brynygwin estate, mainly in Dolgellau and Llangelynnin, Merionethshire, was owned by the Owen family. Robert Owen devised the estate by his will in 1735 to his grandson, Robert Owen the younger, son of his son-in-law, Thomas Hartley Owen, and his daughter Anne. Robert Hartley Owen's heir was his only daughter Jane, who married Hugh Reveley in 1803. On his death the estate passed to his son, Hugh John Reveley (1812-1889), whose heir was his daughter, Fanny Jane. In 1874 she married Edward Petit Jelf, who assumed the surname of Jelf-Reveley.


Arranged chronologically

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Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols. 1872), vol. II; Burke's Landed Gentry, (London, 1952).

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


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