Penybryn (Edern) Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds and other documents relating to Penybryn and other properties mainly in Edern, Nefyn, Caernarfonshire, 1609-1906; letters, 1760-1928, including correspondence of Thomas Humphreys, 1760-1771, correspondence of Mary and John Jones, 1777-1794, and letters of Hugh Jones, Georgia, to his family, 1785-1794; and miscellaneous papers, 1788-1871, including religious notes, sermons and hymns.

Administrative / Biographical History

Penybryn, Edern, Caernarfonshire, was owned by the Humphreys family in the 18th century. Maurice Humphreys (d. [1766]) bequeathed Penybryn to his son, Thomas Humphreys (d. 1782). He left Penybryn to his maid, Mary Williams (d. [1825]). She married John Jones (fl. 1787-1806), son of Methusalem Jones of Amlwch, Anglesey. John's brother, Hugh Jones (fl. 1785-1794), was taken prisoner during the Anglo-American War of the 1770s and subsequently settled in Georgia, USA. Mary Jones left Penybryn to her nephew Evan Roberts.


Arranged into the following: deeds; letters; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

Only photocopies of the original documents are available to the public.

Acquisition Information

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Penybryn Edern Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

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