Myddelton Family Surveys etc.

Scope and Content

A valuation of an estate belonging to Richard Myddelton in county Denbigh, c. 1758. Includes information on tenants, field names, acreage, soil quality etc. Also, a list of the freeholders of Chirk and Llangollen, co-terminous with aforementioned item.

A survey of the Gwaenynog estate, co. Denbigh by William Williams of Llandygai, 1777-1778, which has the names of parishes, farms and acreages arranged in columns. Also included is a Statute Measure of the Gwaenynog Demesne as surveyed by William Williams in 1782 and the rental of Rev. Doctor Myddelton for 1804.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Myddelton family of Chirk Castle owned extensive lands in the county of Denbighshire, including the Gwaenynog estate. For further information consult The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, 1959 p.p. 675-678.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, February 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 516-517, 557

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Item 516 was once owned by William Martial Myddelton.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Myddelton family of Chirk Castle are held at the National Library of Wales and Denbighshire Record Office.

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