Plas yn Dre, Y Bala, Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds and related documents of the Plas yn Dre estate, Bala, Merionethshire, 1509-1884.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Plas yn Dre estate, Bala, Merionethshire, was held by the Lloyd family from the late 17th century. The estate included land in the parishes of Llanfor, Llanycil and Llandderfel. The Lloyd family were a branch of the Lloyd family of Rhiwaedog. Simon Lloyd of Rhiwwaedog (d. 1711) bought Plas yn Dre. He left the estate to his second son, Rowland (d. 1744). Rowland's eldest son was Simon Lloyd (fl. 1730-1764), of Manchester, who later took over Plas yn Dre, following the death of his mother. His eldest son, Simon (fl. 1756-1836), was a Methodist minister. By 1838, Plas yn Dre was held by Simon Lloyd's son, George Price Lloyd (fl. 1834-1866). The estate remained with the Lloyd family until the 20th century.


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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Plas yn Dre, Y Bala, Gweithredoedd/ Deeds, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

Other Finding Aids

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

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


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