Glynllifon Estate Account Book

Scope and Content

Account book of the Glynllifon Estate, compiled by the agent, containing particulars of disbursements relating to the estate and house, garden and carpentry accounts, 1827-1834.

Administrative / Biographical History

Glynllifon, near Caernarfon in north Wales was the ancestral home of the Glynne and later the Wynn (Wynne) family. The Glynnes were reputedly descended from Cilmin Droed-ddu, founder of the fourth noble tribe of Gwynedd who arrived from Cumbria in the 9th century. C. 1700, Frances Glynne, heir of John Glynne, married Thomas Wynn of Boduan (1678-1749) and the surname Glynne was lost. Thomas Wynn (1677-1749) was made a baronet in 1742 and his grandson Sir Thomas Wynn (1736-1807) became the first Lord Newborough in 1776. The large Glynllifon Estate, was run by successive generations of the Glynnes and Wynns until about the 1960s by which time a lot of the estate had been sold.


This item is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 13543

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Papers of Glynnes and Wynnes, Glynllifon. A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub.

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