Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Maude & Tunnicliffe Archives

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/17

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Title: Maude & Tunnicliffe Archives

Short title: Maude & Tunnicliffe collection of Wynn family and Sampson family papers

Dates of creation: 1740-1906

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 188 items

Name of creator(s): Wynne family of Garthmeilio and Brynyneuadd; Sampson family of Aberdunant and Caernarfon.


Administrative and biographical history: The Wynne family originated in Plas Newydd and Garthmeilio, Denbighshire. Robert Wynne married Mary Roberts, the heiress of Brynyneuadd, Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, in 1751. Their grandson was John Wynne, whose second wife was Ann Fry of Strood, Kent. Samuel Parr Lynes was the grandson of John Wynne and his first wife. The Sampson family was of English origin, members living in Yorkshire and Bath. Charles John Sampson moved to Aberdunant, near Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, and married Emily Jane Wynne of Garthewin, Denbighshire. Their descendants maintained various homes in Caernarfonshire but had property elsewhere, particularly in Wandsworth, Surrey.


Scope and content: Papers of the Wynne family comprising deeds and other documents relating to Caerhun, Conway, Gyffin, Henryd, Llanbedrycennin and Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, and Llechylched, Anglesey, 1740-1890, and correspondence relating to the tenancy of Tyn y Coed, Llechylched, Anglesey, 1856; papers of the Sampson family relating mainly to their property interests and estate settlements, 1794-1906, including correspondence, mainly with solicitors, 1794-1906, deeds, marriage settlements, copies of wills and other documents mainly relating to property in Wandsworth, Surrey, 1803-[c. 1900], financial papers, mainly solicitors' accounts, 1819-1900, legal papers, 1808-[c. 1843], papers relating to the Wandsworth estate, 1820-1905, and miscellaneous maps, plans and surveys, [1807]-[pre 1869].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Wynne of Garthmeilio and Brynyneuadd; Sampson of Aberdunant and Caernarfon; and will of John Daniel.

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 Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records came into the possession of Maude & Tunnicliffe, Solicitors, Lincoln's Inn, London.



Note: Title supplied from depositor of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Maude & Tunnicliffe, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Deeds | England | Surrey

Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Deeds | Wales | Llechylched

Sampson family, | of Aberdunant and Caernarfon | Archives

Wynne family, | of Bodewyrd | Archives

Personal names

Sampson family, of Aberdunant and Caernarfon

Wynne family, of Garthmeilio and Brynyneuadd

Corporate names

Wandsworth estate (England)