Sub-fonds P. - Family Papers,

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Family Papers,


  • [14 cent]-1951. (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

60 vols, 2 outsize vols, 3 rolls, 77 bundles, 113 folders, 50 envelopes, 2 loose items.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

The Maurices and the Owens were linked by descent and by marriage to several other prominent familes in North Wales, Shropshire and Ireland.

Archival history

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Scope and content

Family papers of Maurice, Owen and Ormsby-Gore of Clenennau and Brogyntyn and incorporating families related to them by marriage, such as Anwyl of Park, Clayton of Lea Hall, Godolphin of Abertanat, Hanmer of Pentre-pant, Lyster of Penrhos, Vaughan of Corsygedol and Wynn of Glyn, [14 cent.]-1951. The papers consist of probate records, family settlements and trusts, 1485-[c. 1862], private correspondence, 1582-1950, personal papers of individuals, 1672-1945, papers relating to family interests such as genealogy and literature, [14 cent.]-1951, and royal appointments and honours, 1795-1948.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged into five groups: probate records, family settlements and trusts; private correspondence; personal papers of individuals; papers relating to family interests; and royal appointments and honours.

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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

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Restrictions on some items due to poor physical condition, for which see file descriptions.

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Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Photographs of family members, memorials, Penrhos Hall and a visit to Brogyntyn are NLW special collections. Further Godolphin family papers are at Northamptonshire Record Office, Fitzwilliam (Milton) papers; and Hanmer papers at Shropshire Archives, SRO 894, SRO 1144.

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Title of sub-fonds supplied from content.


First date estimated from content.


Preferred citation: P.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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