Scope and Content

Records, 1302-1938, accumulated by Joseph Lloyd and Co., Solicitors, comprising deeds and other papers relating to the Maesgamedd estate, Gwyddelwern, 1739-1920, the Bodynlliw estate, 1625-1864, and other Merionethshire properties, 1726-1888; deeds and papers relating to properties in Flintshire, 1528-1938, in Denbigh and elsewhere in Denbighshire, 1495-1933, elsewhere in Wales, particularly Caernarfonshire, 1500-1880, in England, in particular Cheshire, 1302-1919, and Wicklow, Ireland, 1675-1847; leases relating to mines in Mold and Ysceifiog, Flintshire, and Bettws, Carmarthenshire, 1765-1878; settlements and trusts relating to clients in Flintshire, Denbighshire and elsewhere, 1810-1926; probate wills, mainly of Flintshire and Denbighshire people, 1743-1910; and miscellaneous legal papers, [17th century]-1884.

Administrative / Biographical History

The solicitors' firm of Joseph Lloyd and Co., based in Rhyl, Flintshire, active into the 1970s, had numerous clients in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire, and elsewhere in Wales and England. These included the Maesgamedd estate in Gwyddelwern, Merionethshire, the Bodynlliw estate, Gwyddelwern, Merionethshire, and the Plas Meredith, Betws-yn-Rhos, Bodgynwch, Llangernyw, and Hendrewaelod estates in Denbighshire.


Arranged into the following: deeds and papers; mining leases; and clients' papers.

Access Information

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs Joseph Lloyd and Co., Solicitors, Russell Road, Rhyl, 1979.


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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Joseph Lloyd MSS.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. Modified by Steven Davies, Flintshire Record Office. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Joseph Lloyd MSS. Item level descriptions input by Gemma Gittins.

Conditions Governing Use

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Appraisal Information

All records have been retained.


Accruals are expected.

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