Tregayan and Aberdunant Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of 254 items comprising of deeds and other documents relating to properties in Llanwenllwyfo (Llysdulas Ucha, etc), Pentraeth (Merddyn Gwyn), Llangefni (Trefollwyn and Plas-y-nant), Tregaean (Pensingrig etc), Llanidan, Llangeinwen and Llanallgo, co. Anglesey; Llanengan (Morfa Neigwl), Llangian, Clynnog, Llanwnda, Pistyll (Glanrafon), Bangor (Penrhosgarnedd and Trosycanol Independent Chapel lease), Llanfihangel-y-Pennant and Penmorfa (Aberdunant estate), Pistyll and Nefyn (Gwylwyr), Abererch (land for the Nantlle Railway), Treflys (land for the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway), Caernarfon (Sportsman Hotel) and Llanbeblig, Penmorfa (Murgwerin), Llanbedrog (Pen-y-bryn) and Llanaelhaearn, co. Caernarfon; Llandanwg and Trawsfynydd (Lasynys estate), co. Meirioneth, 1772-1897; rent rolls of the Aberdunant estate, 1894 and 1897-8; papers in two actions in Chancery. Letters addressed to Robert Lloyd Jones Parry of Aberdunant (on estate matters), 1846-69; to Mrs R. L. Jones Parry (on estate, legal and family matters), 1847-93; eight volumes containing pedigrees of North Wales families and memoranda on Welsh history and antiquities compiled by Mrs R. L. Jones Parry; five commonplace books and three diaries of Mrs R. L. Jones Parry, 1844-62.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1725, Ann Prytherch, a direct descendant of Ifan ap Einion of Collwyn and co-heiress of the Tregayan estate married the Rev. Richard Edmunds. Their daughter and heiress, Margaret, in turn married Robert Lloyd of Gwynnus in Lleyn, Caernarfonshire and had issue. Their third son Robert Lloyd of Tregayan and Gesail Gyfarch was Vice-Admiral of the White, Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant. of Anglesey, and J.P. of Caernarfonshire. He was also High Sheriff for the former county in 1820 and for the latter in 1790. Born in 1766 he married first Elizabeth Charlotte, and by her had an only daughter, Margaret Hooper. His second marriage was to Ellen, daughter of Thomas Roberts surgeon of Bangor. Margaret Hooper Lloyd of Tregayan married in 1811 Captain Thomas Parry Jones Parry R.N. of Llwyn Onn, co. Denbigh, J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant. She died in 1858, and was succeeded by her eldest son, Robert Lloyd Jones Parry of Aberdunant, co. Caernarfon, J.P. and D.L., Barrister-at-Law, M.A. In 1846 he married Mary Isabella the only daughter of Edwin Owen Snow of Lache Hall, Cheshire. He died in 1870 leaving issue, the eldest son being Thomas Edward John, who assumed the name Lloyd in 1871, in lieu of his patronymic, on inheriting the property of his great-grandfather.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Roger Lloyd Esq. of Plas Tregayan, Llangefni, in 1953.

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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics made at the discretion of the archivist.


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Related Material

Llysdulas Papers


J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families; with their Collateral Branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts, (Horncastle, 1914), pp. 129, 399. Sir Bernard Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain, (Harrison and Sons, Pall Mall, 1914, 12th Ed.). The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, under the Auspices of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, (London, 1959). Access Points