Meillionydd Estate Papers

Scope and Content

A survey of the Meillionydd estate, made by William Williams and assistants in 1792 and 1793 with additions made in 1825.

Meillionydd rent rolls, 1727-8, 1747, 1782-5 and rentals of estate lands in Llyn, 1728-1729, 1787.

Various deeds, 1573-1893.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Meillionydd Estate in Llyn, can be said to have been founded by Arthur Williams M.A., one of the younger sons of the Cochwillan Estate. It remained in the hands of his descendants until the sole heiress (heiress both to the Meillionydd lands and the Ystumcolwyn lands in Montgomeryshire) was married in 1765 to Robert Howel Vaughan, who ultimately succeeded to the Nannau-Hengwrt estate.

William Williams of Llandegai who surveyed the Meillionydd estate in the late 18th century, is the author of Observations on the Snowdon mountains (1802).


Arranged according to record type and chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2636, 2723-2724, 3111-3133

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Over 400 papers relating to the Meillionydd estate are to be found in the Nannau Manuscripts, held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.