Fonds GB 0210 TROVARTH - Coed Coch and Trovarth Estate Records

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Coed Coch and Trovarth Estate Records


  • 1246-1906 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.045 cubic metres (100 boxes, 7 volumes)

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Biographical history

Rhys ab Jenkin was granted lands in Trofarth in Bettws yn Rhos, Denbighshire, in 1574, by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Rhys' s grandson, Richard Wynne, was the first of the family to adopt the Wynne surname. He was granted a Crown lease of lands in Trofarth in 1593. The Coed Coch estate came into the hands of the Wynne family when the Rev. Richard Wynne married Gaynor, daughter and heiress of John Wynne of Coed Coch, in the parish of Bettws yn Rhos. Their son, John Wynne (d. 1788) is noted as owning Trofarth, Coed Coch and Plas Newydd. John's son, John Lloyd Wynne (1776-1862) married Mary, eldest daughter and co-heir of John Holland of Teirdan in the parish of Llanelidan, Denbighshire. The estate then descended in the male line until the death in World War I of Edward Henry John Wynne (1893-1916) who predeceased his mother, Anne Gwendolyn, who had married secondly in 1896, Lawrence Alan Brodrick, 2nd son of the 8th Viscount Midleton.

According to the 1873 return of owners of land, John Lloyd Wynne, of Coed-Coch owned 10,197 acres in Wales (all in Denbighshire), with an estimated rental of £9,272.

Archival history

The deeds and papers were calendared for Mrs Laurence Brodrick by the late Dr de Grey Birch and Mr I. H. Jeayes before they were deposited at NLW. Birch's arrangement has been adhered to.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed by Mrs Laurence Brodrick in 1930.

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Scope and content

Title deeds of Trovarth and Coed Coch, Denbighshire, 1246-1894, Gwyndy Ucha, 1749-1906, and Teirdan, Denbighshire, 1735-1826; bills and accounts, 1627-1892; correspondence, 1712-1889, rentals of Coed Coch estate, 1801-1838, maps and plans, 17-19 cent., and military papers relating to the Napoleonic Wars.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

All records bequeathed to NLW have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into a number of series of deeds and documents (each series arranged chronologically) with the remainder arranged chronologically by record type apart from a few volumes which were removed from the archive by NLW and arranged as NLW MSS 4571-7, 6616-9.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW and HMC (now part of The National Archives). The ms vols are described in NLW, Handlist of manuscripts, vols I-II.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2002.


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. I; NLW, Schedule of Deeds relating to Trovarth and Coed Coch Estates; Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, (London, 1925); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-66).

Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

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