Bryntirion (Bangor) Deeds

Scope and Content

Deeds, 1769-1855, relating to the Bryntirion estate in the parishes of Beddgelert, Llanddeiniolen, Llandwrog, Llanfair-is-gaer and Llanllyfni in Caernarfonshire, Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog in Anglesey, Llanfor and Llanycil in Merionethshire, and in the towns of Caernarfon and Dolgellau.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. Griffith Jones (d. 1749), rector of Bodfari, Flintshire, and afterwards of Denbigh, Denbighshire, was the son of John Owen of Tyn y Coed, Clynnog-fawr, Caernarfonshire. In 1719, he married Sarah, daughter and sole heir of Morris Hugh of Llannor. His heir was his son, Zaccheus Jones (c. 1721-1758). Grace Jones (1747-1829), one of Zaccheus's daughters, married Thomas Jones (c. 1754-1824) of Bryntirion, Bangor, Caernarfonshire. Thomas's son Zaccheus (fl. 1814) had an only son (c. 1816-1822), who died young. Bryntirion was inherited by Frank Walker (1809-1855), of Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire, grandson of Sarah Jones (b. 1742), one of the sisters of Grace Jones. He assumed the additional surname of Jones in 1830, presumably on inheriting the estate, but later sold Bryntirion to Thomas Assheton-Smith (1776-1858), of Vaynol.


Arranged in chronological order

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Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint), Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of Bryntirion (Bangor) Deeds

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Caernarfon Record Office, National Library of Wales, and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Caernarfon Record Office have been retained


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