Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Miscellaneous Papers being mainly Wynne, Spicer, and Robinson Papers and Papers of the Tre'r dafarn Estate found among the Quarter Sessions Records
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XQP
Title: Miscellaneous Papers being mainly Wynne, Spicer, and Robinson Papers and Papers of the Tre'r dafarn Estate found among the Quarter Sessions Records
Short title: Caernarfonshire Quarter Sessions, private papers
Dates of creation: 1562-1579
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (106 items)
Name of creator(s): Maurice Wynne of Gwydir; Spicer family of Caernarfon; Robinson family of Caernarfon
Administrative and 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.
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.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Latin
Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Many of the records are fragments and have portions missing
System of arrangement: 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
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: The records were removed from the Quarter Sessions rolls by antiquarians and preserved as a seperate archive.
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: 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)
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004