Lewis ANWILL of Llanfrothen, Gent.
(Abt 1535-1605)
William AP HUMPHREY of Pant Dû, Llanllyfni
Morris Lewis ANWILL of Nantmor, Gent.
(Abt 1574-1648)
Elizabeth WILLIAM
(-Bef 1648)
William ANWYL of Dolfriog, Gent.
(Abt 1608-1650)


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2. Katherine LEWIS

3. Dorothy JONES (née VAUGHAN)

William ANWYL of Dolfriog, Gent. 1

  • Born: Abt 1608, Beddelgert, Caernarvon, Wales
  • Married (1):
  • Married (2):
  • Married (3): By about 1645
  • Died: Between 31 May 1650 and 18 Oct 1650, Nantmor, Merioneth, Wales

  Also known as William ANWILL of Beddgelert, Gent.

  Research Notes:

Sole Executor of his father's Will (1649)

Named in the 1660 Will of his brother-in-law Ellis Lewis of Llwyn Gwern, Gent. as father of Ellis's niece Mary Anwyll.


Abstract of the Will of William Anwill of Nanmor in the Parish of Bethkelert in the County of Merioneth, gent., written 31 May 1650, proved 18 Oct 1650.

His body to be buried in the parish church of Bethkelert in county Caernarvon.

Gives, devises & bequeaths 10 shillings toward the reparation of the said church.

Gives, devises & bequeaths 30 shillings to the poor of Bethkelert.

Refers to a liberty granted to him and his late wife Katherine Lewis by his late father Morris Lewis Anwill of messuages, lands & tenements whereof a sum of money not exceeding £200 be bequeathed to his younger children.

Gives, devises & bequeaths to his daughters Ellin Anwill and Mary Anwill those messuages, tenements & lands called Cwmkarth and Brynybont situated in the township Nanmor in county Merioneth currently occupied by Harry Thomas Vaughan or his undertenants, and also those messuages, tenements & lands called Kaeryngytied? in the parish of Trausfynydd from May 1 next after his decease for a period of seven years.

Gives, devises & bequeaths to his daughters Elizabeth Anwill and Jane Anwill those messuages, tenements & lands called Tyddenbach from May 1 next after his death for a period of fourteen years, whereafter he gives and bequeaths the same to his son Morris Anwill and his heirs.

Item. Gives, devises & bequeaths all his goods, cattles and chattels to his wife Dorothy Anwill and to his daughters Elizabeth Anwill and Jane Anwill.

Leaves to his son Morris Anwill all his bedsteads, tables, coffers, chests, cupboards, all wooden household stuff and the silver bowl and spoons his father Morris Lewis Anwill left him as Executor to his last will and testament.

Equally divides between his daughters Ellin Anwill & Mary Anwill two featherbeds, bolsters and sheets.

Wills that all his personal estate is to be divided into two parts whereof his wife is to have one moiety and the other moiety to be equally divided between his five children, namely Morris Anwill, Ellin Anwill, Mary Anwill, Elizabeth Anwill and Jane Anwill.

Nominates, constitutes & appoints his son Morris Anwill to be the sole Executor of his last will and testament, and further devises that his brother-in-law Ellis Lewis and his brother Lewis Anwill will take administration during the minority of his son Morris Anwill. He gives and bequeaths £10 to his said brother-in-law and brother for their troubles.

Nominates and appoints his cousins Robert Anwill and Morris Williams esquire and his brother-in-law John Vaughan to be overseers of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: John Vaughan, Ellis Lewis, Lewis Anwill, William Edwards 2

  Marriage Information:

William married Ann LLOYD, daughter of Robert LLOYD of Rhiwgoch.

  Marriage Information:

William also married Katherine LEWIS.

  Marriage Information:

William also married Dorothy VAUGHAN, widow of Rev. Maurice JONES, daughter of John VAUGHAN, by about 1645. (Dorothy VAUGHAN was buried on 9 Jun 1686 in Corwen, Merionethshire, Wales.)


1 Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families, J. E. Griffith, p. 320.

2 UK National Archives, PROB 11/213/711.

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