Sub-sub-fonds EA - Estate administration papers

Identity area

Reference code



Estate administration papers


  • 1658-1912 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

2 folders, 20 envelopes, 34 maps, 16 architectural drawings

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Griffith family took a close personal interest in the management of their estates, as is clear from their letters. Inevitably, some of the day to day administration and the rent collection was in the hands of agents, such as John Hosier in the early 1750's. There is little specific information regarding the overall organisation, but some of the rentals and surveys would suggest that for practical purposes the Garn and Cwyber estates were managed together. It would appear that John Wynne Griffith was anxious for his sons to learn about estate administration first hand. Private letters and estate accounts indicate that Edward Humphrey Griffith and Richard Augustus Griffith were helping their father to manage the Denbighshire and Merionethshire estates respectively. W.D.W. Griffith, in 1882, complained of the small size and poverty of his estate, being unable to afford an agent, and managing it all himself.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The group consists of administrative records of the estates in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire, including rentals, 1658-1784, leases and related documents, 1756-1906, papers concerning crown rents, 1791-1845, enclosures and commons, 1802-1848, timber and mineral exploitation, 1748-1789, sporting rights, 1912, surveys and valuations, 1751-1880, maps and plans, 1776-1866 and estate accounts, 1708-1911.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged as four groups: estate papers (miscellaneous counties), Denbighshire estate papers, Flintshire estate papers and Caernarfonshire estate papers. Miscellaneous counties have been listed first because that group contains the estate rentals.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio รข Deddf Warchod Data 2018 a Rheoliadau Diogelu Data Cyffredinol 2018 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Preferred citation: EA

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


GEAC system control number


Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion




Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places

Physical storage

  • Text: EA.