William ANWYL of Hengae, Gent.
(Abt 1610-Aft 1684)
Margaret OWEN, Heiress of Hengae
Hugh OWEN of Gwastadfryn, Gent.
Lewis ANWYL of Hengae, Gent.
(Est 1640-1698)
(-By 1677)
Rev. William ANWYL of Plâs Llandecwyn
(Abt 1671-1729)


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Rev. William ANWYL of Plâs Llandecwyn

  • Born: Abt 1671, Hengae, Tal-y-llyn, Merioneth, Wales
  • Married Abt 1694
  • Buried: 30 Jun 1729, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales 1

  Research Notes:

Attended Jesus College, Oxford, matriculating in March 1687/8 aged 17 years, BA from St. Johns College, Oxon., 1691.

Rector of Llanfrothen 1709-1713, Ffestiniog & Maentwrog 1713-1729. 2


Gulielmus Anwyl Clericus (burial record)


Abstract of the Will of William Anwyl of Llandeckwŷn in County of Merioneth, Clerk, Rector of Ffestiniog and Maentwrog, written 20 Jun 1729, proved 23 Oct 1730.

Confirms the settlement of his lands upon the marriage of his eldest son Thomas Lloyd Anwyl with Margaret second daughter of Thomas Meyricke of Tan y bwlch in Merioneth, Esq., by an indenture quadripartite dated 4 March 1716, made between himself and his wife Jane in the first part, Robert Nanney of Dôlgelley in Merioneth Gent. in the second part, the said Thomas Lloyd Anwil of the third part, the said Thomas Meyricke and Edward Price of Dôlgelley Esquires, and Rice Hughs of Pantperthog in the same county Gent. of the fourth part. He charges that, upon the day of his death, all his capital messuages, tenements and lands with their appurtenances called Plâs in Llandeckwŷn, with the sum of £150 towards the payment of such debts as shall be owing at the time of his death, be shared between his children in the manner following:

Gives & bequeaths £100 to his only daughter Jane Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths £5 to his son Edward Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths £5 to his son Lewis Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths £5 to his son William Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths £17 10s. to his son Robert Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths £17 10s. to his son Owen Anwyl.

Gives & bequeaths . . . . . . . . . . . . . [document torn]

Nominates & appoints his wife Jane Anwyl to be sole executrix of his last will and testament, to whom he bequeaths & devises all the rest of his personal estate whatsoever.

Nominates & appoints Mr Rice Hughs of Pantperthog trustee and overseer of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: Evan? Hughes, John Gwylym, David Lloyd 3

  Marriage Information:

William married his 1st cousin Jane LLOYD, daughter of Thomas LLOYD of Plâs Llandecwyn, Gent. and Elizabeth ANWYL, about 1694. (Jane LLOYD was born in Hendre yr Mur, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales and was buried on 26 Mar 1756 in Llandecwyn, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 Maentwrog Parish Registers, Burials.

2 File 8: P. H. (Philip Hugh) Lawson, Pedigrees, genealogical notes, and extracts relating to the Anwyl family of Hengae, parish of Tal-y-llyn, co Mer., Anwyl of Talybont and Dolgelley, XVIIa, held at The National Library of Wales.

3 B / 1730 / 242 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

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