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Coed Coch and Trovarth Estate Records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TROVARTH

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Title: Coed Coch and Trovarth Estate Records

Short title: Coed Coch and Trovarth estates, records

Dates of creation: 1246-1906

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 1.045 cubic metres(100 boxes, 7 volumes)

Name of creator(s): Trovarth and Coed Coch estates


Administrative and 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 Llanelian-yn-Rhos, 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, Laurence Alan Brodrick, 2nd son of the 8th Viscount Middleton.
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.


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, 17th-19th century, and military papers relating to the Napoleonic Wars.


Language/script: English, Latin

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.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW and HMC. The MS vols are described in NLW, Handlist of manuscripts, vols I-II. An online catalogue can be accessed from

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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records bequeathed to NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

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: Bequeathed by Mrs Laurence Brodrick in 1930



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James and Martin Locock.
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).

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

Date(s) of description: June 2002; amended April 2007



Coed Coch Estate (Denbighshire, Wales) | Archives

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Gwyndu Ucha Estate (Wales) | Archives

Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 | Regimental histories | Wales

Teirdan Estate (Wales) | Archives

Trovarth Estate (Wales) | Archives

Wynne family, | of Coed Coch and Trovarth | Archives

Personal names

Wynne family, of Coed Coch and Trovarth

Corporate names

Coed Coch Estate (Wales)

Gwyndu Ucha Estate (Wales)

Teirdan Estate (Wales)

Trovarth Estate (Wales)