Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Records of the Gwynfryn and Cefndauddwr estates

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/1761

Held at: Caernarfon Record Office

Title: Records of the Gwynfryn and Cefndauddwr estates

Short title: Gwynfryn and Cefndauddwr estate records

Dates of creation: 1822-1877

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.01 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Gwynfryn and Cefndauddwr estates


Administrative and biographical history: Richard Ellis of Gwynfryn, Llanystumdwy, Caernarfonshire, and vicar of Clynnog and Llanaenhaearn, (c. 1730-1805) married Catherine, daughter of Richard Nanney of Cefndeuddwr, Merioneth, in 1757. Their son, David Ellis Nanney (d. 1819), Attorney General for North Wales, left his estate to his nephew, Owen Jones (1790-1870) of Brynhir, Cricieth, Caernarfonshire, and of Cefndeuddwr, who assumed the additional name of Ellis-Nanney. Owen's eldest son and heir was Hugh John Ellis Nanney, who was created a baronet in 1897. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, Hugh John Ellis-Nanney of Gwynfryn, Caernarfonshire, owned an estimated 12,072 acres in Caernarfonshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire with an estimated annual rental of £5,814.


Scope and content: Records of the Gwynfryn and Cendauddwr estate, 1822-1877, comprising rentals, 1828-[c. 1841]; accounts, 1822-1877; and a rough survey of lands, part of Boduchan Park, [n.d.].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Not known.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected


Related units of description: The main Gwynfryn Estate archive is Caernarfon Record Office, XM/1786.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families, (Wrexham, 1998 reprint).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2002; amended December 2005



Estate administration | Wales | Gwynedd

Rentals | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names

Ellis Nanney family, of Llanystumdwy

Corporate names

Cefndeuddwr Estate (Wales)

Gwynfryn Estate (Gwynedd, Wales)