Trallwyn Papers

Scope and Content

A collection of 52 items, 39 of which are deeds which include marriage settlements and other documents relating to properties in Llangybi (Trallwyn, Glasfryn Fawr, Glasfryn Isa and Gwern-y-dwnn), Carnguwch (Tyddyn Mawr and Tyddyn Bach, otherwise Tir Griffith ap John Gronw) and the town of Pwllheli, 1682-1856. Among the miscellaneous papers in the collection are bundles of receipted bills (including tradesmen's) for the years 1796-1809; a diary of the Rev. William Lloyd for the year 1756; and a diary of his brother, Robert Lloyd whilst a first lieutenant in the 50th Company during the expedition to Martinique at the close of the Seven Years War, 1761-63.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lloyd family of Trallwyn, Llangybi, co. Caernarfon, can apparently be traced as far back as Llywelyn ap Iorweth, Prince of Wales. John Ellis, the son of Hugh Ellis, solicitor at Porth-yr-Aur, Caernarfon, was born in 1786. His grandfather, also a John Ellis, was Vicar of Bangor and Archdeacon of Merioneth. In 1811, the former John Ellis assumed the surname Lloyd by Royal Licence in compliance with the testamentary injunction of his grand-uncle, the Rev. William Lloyd (son of Hugh Lloyd of Trallwyn). As John Lloyd he ascended to the estate of Trallwyn following the death of his elder brother Hugh, his father and uncle, John Ellis, rector of Llanystumdwy - all of which in turn were to have a life interest. John Lloyd married Jane, daughter of the Rev. Griffith Jones and by her, had issue, John Ellis Lloyd. He was born 10 May 1819, and married on 21 August 1845, Eleanor, daughter of John Sothern of The Priory, Liverpool. John Ellis, their first born, died at the age of 16, and the estate went to his brother, Charles Henry Lloyd, born 1847.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Lloyds of Fron Ganol near Llanrwst who are direct descendants of the Lloyds of Trallwyn.

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J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families; with their Collateral Branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts, (Horncastle, 1914), p. 212. Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain, (Harrison and Sons, Pall Mall, 1914, 12th Ed.). Access Points