Borthwnog Collection of Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds and related papers of the Borthwnog estate, 1739-1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Borthwnog, Llanaber, Merionethshire, was owned by the Vaughan family of Cors y Gedol in the 18th century. The Maddocks family held the land during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In the second half of the 19th century, the estate was occupied by Griffith Williams (alive 1856-1905). By 1919, the estate was held by Lt-Col Lewis Owen Williams. Borthwnog Hall subsequently became a guesthouse.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Borthwnog/ The Borthwnog Collection, catalogue; Borthwnog Hall and Guesthouse Homepage (, viewed 8 October 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names