Fonds GB 0210 DOLTHI - Dolaucothi Estate Records,

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Dolaucothi Estate Records,


  • [16 cent.]-1939 / (Creation)

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Maint a chyfrwng

2.441 cubic metres (130 boxes, 13 envelopes, 5 rolls, 3 pictures, 94 vols)

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Hanes bywgraffyddol

Anne, the widow of James Lewis of Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire, and daughter and heir of John Thomas of Cryngae and Dolaucothi, Carmarthenshire, married James Johnes (fl. 1586), the youngest son of Sir Thomas Johnes (fl. 1541-1544) of Abermarlais, Carmarthenshire, and Haroldston, Pembrokeshire.

The Dolaucothi estate remained in the male line of the same family until the death of John Johnes (1800-1876). He was succeeded by his daughters and co-heirs, Charlotte Anna Maria (1825-1911, dsp.) the wife of Charles Caesar Cookman, and Elizabeth (dsp. 1927) the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Hills who adopted the surname Hills-Johnes (1833-1919). He was the son of James Hills of Neechindipore, Bengal. Elizabeth bequeathed Dolaucothi to her kinsman, the Rev. Herbert Thomas Lloyd-Johnes (1871-1958). He was succeeded by his son Major Herbert Johnes Lloyd-Johnes (b. 1900).

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The main part of the archive was deposited by Herbert Johnes Lloyd of Dolaucothi in 1927 and converted to a donation in 1980. Numerous other donations have been made by Major H. J. Lloyd-Johnes over the period 1951-1984, and by Thomas Lloyd, October 2003.

Ardal cynnwys a strwythur

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Estate records of the Dolaucothi estate, Carmarthenshire, and family papers, [16-20 cent.], of the Johnes and Hills-Johnes families of including extensive correspondence comprising over 15,000 letters, 1688-[20 cent.], and military papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Hill-Johnes (d. 1919).

Gwerthuso, dinistrio ac amserlennu

All records deposited at NLW have been retained.


Accruals are possible.

System o drefniant

The correspondence is arranged by recipient, then by writer and then chronologically.

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Amodau rheoli mynediad

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

Iaith y deunydd

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Nodiadau iaith a sgript


Cyflwr ac anghenion technegol

Cymhorthion chwilio

Hard copies of a summary list and an indexed catalogue of the Dolaucothi Correspondence (12 vols) are available at NLW and HMC. The main bulk of the archive, including virtually all the estate deeds, estate management records, personal and family papers - apart from the correspondence - remains uncatalogued.

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Bodolaeth a lleoliad y gwreiddiol

Bodolaeth a lleoliad copïau

Unedau o ddisgrifiad cysylltiedig

Further papers at the National Library of Wales include Dolaucothi Deeds (formerly Croydon Deeds); Cynwyl Gaeo, which includes rentals and accounts of the Dolaucothi estate, 1800-1926, and family correspondence, 1781-1938; and Rhys Dafys Williams Papers which includes 19th century correspondence, rentals and papers relating to local government. All these remain uncatalogued. Correspondence between members of the Johnes family of Dolaucothi and the family of Sir Andrew Crombie Ramsay (1814-91), geologist and director-general of the Geological Survey, including letters in connection with the Dolaucothi murder, are NLW MSS 7780-94, 9634-42.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Dynodwr sefydliad

Rheolau a/neu confensiynau a ddefnyddiwyd

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


Lefel manylder disgrifiad

Dyddiadau creadigaeth adolygiad dilead

January 2002.


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Nodyn yr archifydd

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

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The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 18th ed, 3 vols, 1965-72) vol 1;

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