Ynysfor Collection

Scope and Content

Papers, 1620-1875, mainly relating to the Pughe family of Bodilan and Llanfrothen and the Jones family of Ynysfor, including bonds, 1620-1733; notes of agreement, 1669-1730; ledger and day book of John Pughe, 1716-1732; letters, 1737-1875; wills, 1763-1806; receipts, 1753-[c. 1862]; bills, 1814-1860; and terriers, 1817-1837.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Pughe (d. 1737) of Bodilan, Llanfihangel-y-pennant, Merionethshire, was the son of William Pughe. He married firstly Anne Wynne (d. 1729) in 1719, and secondly Anne Thomas in 1731. Following his death in 1737, his wife continued to live at Bodilan until c. 1789. Richard Pughe (fl. 1790-1832) was rector of Llanfrothen, Merionethshire. His daughter was married to Evan Jones (fl. 1838-1857) of Ynysfor, Llanfrothen. By 1860, John Jones lived at Ynysfor.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Casgliad Ynysfor/ The Ynysfor Collection, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The papers passed to Misses S. and M. E. Jones of Llanfrothen.


Accruals are not expected