Penmaen Ucha Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds, 1691-1939, relating to the Penmaen Ucha estate, mainly in the parishes of Dolgellau and Llangelynnin, Merioneth, and investment accounts of Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones, 1964-1975. The archive also includes papers relating to the Hengwrtuchaf estate, 1920-1963, and the Nannau estate, 1956-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Taylor (1799-1876) is described as residing at Penmaenucha and Arthog Hall, Merionethshire. Penmaenucha Hall was built in 1860 by the Taylor family, the Bolton cotton magnates. Thomas's son, John Taylor (1829-1908), inherited the estate. His heir was his daughter, Beatrice Mary, who was succeeded by her daughter Sybil Mary Gella who married Major Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones (b. 1890). Their two sons died during World War II and their only surviving child was Mary Esperance (b. 1922). Charles Llewelyn Wynne-Jones was appointed a trustee of the Hengwrtuchaf estate and executor of the will of the owner Mrs Mary Maitland Owen, and was also the executor of the will of Major General John Vaughan, owner of the Nannau estate.


Arranged mainly by location of premises and thence chronologically

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Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1952).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

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Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Meirionnydd Archives have been retained


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