Papers of the Trescawen Estate

Scope and Content

Deeds, 1685 - 1920, relating chiefly to the Trescawen Estate, including properties in the parishes of Amlwch, Llanddyfnan, Llandyfrydog, Llaneilian, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf, Llanfihangel Tre'r - beirdd, Llangwyllog and Penrhosllugwy, Anglesey, and estate administration, family and legal papers, mainly correspondence, 1807 - 1914.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Pritchard of Trescawen and Llaneilian, Anglesey, the son of Richard Thomas (d. 1722) of Trevor, Llansadwrn, is the first to be described as of Trescawen, in the parish of Llangwyllog. He was succeeded by his son William Pritchard (d. c. 1800), sheriff of Anglesey in 1786, who was succeeded by his son Henry Pritchard (c.1799-1881). His three eldest sons pre-deceased him without issue and he was succeeded by his fourth son, George Pritchard (1843-1893), sheriff of Anglesey in 1879. He took the additional name of Rayner in 1871 on his marriage to Sarah Mary Brady-Rayner, daughter of John Brady, MP for Ely, Cambridgeshire. His eldest surviving son, John Henry Pritchard-Rayner, succeeded him.


Arranged into the following: title deeds; Parys Mine; estate administration; family and personal; photographs; county court; and legal, with the title deeds arranged by parish. Some of the title deeds were arranged into bundles by J. S. Laurie and Co., but there were obvious omissions and additions and this arrangement was therefore abandoned.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited, 1988.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

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), Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue of the Papers of the Trescawen estate.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The archive was at one time held by Laurie and Co., solicitors.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Trescawen estate are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, WDT 6973-7300.