Fonds GB 0210 CELYNOG - Richard Williams of Celynog Collection of Deeds,

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Richard Williams of Celynog Collection of Deeds,


  • 1514-1813 (predominantly 1550-1766) (accumulated [1855x1906]) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

(68 items)Some of the deeds are damaged or in poor condition.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Richard Williams (1835-1906) of Celynog, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, was an antiquary and historian who collected deeds relating to properties in Flintshire, Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire. There appears to be no single family unifying these deeds, however some individuals and families appear several times: Ieuan ap Richard of Domgay, Ieuan ap Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Sais and his son Gruffith ap Ieuan, Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire (Rhandregynwen deeds, 1581-1605), the Pope family of Shropshire (Trefeglwys deeds, 1616-1715), Rees ap John William and Lewis ap John Merton of Treuddyn, Flintshire (Treuddyn deeds, 1621-1639).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Bequeathed by Mr Richard Williams, Celynog, [c. 1906].

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Deeds and documents, 1514-1813, relating mostly to properties in Montgomeryshire as well as Flintshire, Merionethshire and Shropshire, including the township of Rhandregynwen, Llandysilio, Montgomeryshire, 1581-1605, the township of Bodaioch, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, 1562-1630, and Treuddyn, Flintshire, 1621-1639; and depositions of witnesses, 1580, taken at the Court of the Council of Wales and the Marches, concerning a case of trespass.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records bequeathed to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

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 the National Library of Wales. The catalogue (under the title Celynog) is available online.

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Existence and location of copies


Related units of description

His collection of manuscripts are NLW MSS 527-592.

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Title supplied from name of collector.

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

August 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: NLW, Schedule of Celynog (Newtown) Deeds.

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  • Text: Richard Williams of Celynog Collection of Deeds; $q - Some of the deeds are damaged or in poor condition..