The de Morella Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds and other documents, 1706-1916, relating to properties in the parishes of Llangelynnin, Gwyddelwern, Dolgellau, Llanegryn and Llanenddwyn, Merionethshire; letters relating to the sale of the Llwyndu estate, 1834; map of Llwyngwril, Llangelynin, 1866.

Administrative / Biographical History

Field-Marshal Ramón Cabrera, Count de Morella (1806-1877), owned the Wentworth estate, Egham, Surrey. In 1860, he married Marianne Catherine Richards (d 1915). In about 1874 she bought property in Llangelynin and Gwyddelwern, Merionethshire, including the Llwyndu estate.


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, The de Morella Collection, calendar; 'Cabrera, Ramón', Encyclopædia Britannica Online (, viewed 3 November 2004; The Times, 29 December 1915, p. 11; Oliver Collection web page (, viewed 3 November 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and Caernarfon Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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