Miscellaneous Papers being mainly Wynne, Spicer, and Robinson Papers and Papers of the Tre'r dafarn Estate found among the Quarter Sessions Records

Scope and Content

Papers of Maurice Wynne of Gwydir, 1562-1579, including papers of the Gwydir estate, 1562-1573; Deputy Vice-Admiralcy and shrievalty papers, 1567-1579; papers relating to the Spicer family, of Caernarfon, 1548-1640; papers relating to the Robinson family, of Caernarfon, 1600-1629; papers relating to the Tre'r dafarn estate, Llanallgo, Anglesey, 1529-1555; and miscellaneous papers, 1547-1633.

Administrative / Biographical History

Caernarfonshire Court of Quarter Sessions accumulated in its Court Rolls a group of papers relating to families and lands in the area. Maurice Wynne, of Gwydir, Caernarfonshire, (d. 1580), was Member of Parliament for Caernarfonshire, 1553-1567, and Sheriff of Caernarfonshire in 1555, 1570 and 1578. He also served as deputy to his brother,, John Gwyn, Vice-Admiral of Caernarfonshire. The Spicer family of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire, included John and his wife Margaret (d. 1548), and William (fl. 1549-1570), who was under-sheriff to Maurice Wynne. The Robinson family of Caernarfon included John (fl. 1600-1618), his wife Elin (fl. 1600-1620), and their sons Robert (fl. 1618-1626) and John.


Arranged into the following: Maurice Wynne, Gwydir; Spicer family of Caernarfon; Robinson family of Caernarfon; Llewelyn ap David ap Jevan ap Madoc, Tre'r dafarn, Llanallgo; Wynne family of Treiorwerth; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Amrywiol ya bennaf Papurau Teuluoedd Wynne, Spicer and Robinson ac Ystad Tre'r dafarn y cafwyd hyd iddynt ymysg Papurau'r Llys Chwarter/ Miscellaneous Papers being mainly Wynne, Spicer and Robinson Papers and Papers of the Tre'r dafarn estate found among the Quarter Sessions Records, catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959)

Other Finding Aids

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

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were removed from the Quarter Sessions rolls by antiquarians and preserved as a seperate archive.


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