Rev. William ANWYL of Plâs Llandecwyn
(Abt 1671-1729)
(Est 1670-1756)
Thomas MEYRICKE of Plâs Tan y Bwlch, Esq.
Thomas Lloyd ANWYL of Hendre'r Mur, Gent.
(Est 1695-1734)
(Est 1695-1735)


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Robert GRYFFYDD, Esq.

Ann ANWYL 1 2 7

  • Christened: 4 Mar 1718/9, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales 3
  • Married: 9 Sep 1744, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales 4
  • Buried: 15 Feb 1803, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales 5

  Orthographic variation: ANWILL

  Research Notes:

Anna filia Thom: Lloyd Anwil (baptismal record)


Named as a beneficiary in her father's Will (1729)

Named as a beneficiary in the Will of her maternal grandmother Anne Meyrick of Tan y Bwlch, widow (1742)

Sole executrix and residuary legatee of the Will of her sister Jonnet Anwyl of Tynycelyn, spinster (1790), by then a widow.


Mrs Anne Gryffydd (burial record)


Abstract of the Will of Ann Gryffydd of Ty'n y Celyn in the Parish of Llanelltyd in the County of Merioneth, widow, written 17 Jan 1796, proved 1 Aug 1803.

Gives & devises to her brother Thomas Anwyl of the town of Carnarvon, plumber & glazier, an annuity of £12 for the term of his natural life, issuing out of the messuage, tenement and lands called Cae yn Coed in the parish of Maentwrog in the county of Merioneth. And in case his current wife Catherine Anwyl otherwise Gryffydd shall survive him, then she shall receive an annuity of £10 issuing from the same premises. Further, she wills a further annuity of £10 to their daughter Ellin Anwyl, spinster, for her life, free and clear from all taxes, impositions & deductions...

Gives & bequeaths £30 to her said niece Ellin Anwyl.

Gives & devises all her messuages, tenements & lands with their appurtenances in Cae yn Coed in Maentwrog, Tynycelyn in Llanelltyd, Ty Owen David & Tir y lin? in Maentwrog to William Oakeley of Tanybwlch Esquire and his wife Margaret her granddaughter, for the term of their natural lives....

Gives & bequeaths £5 to each of her hired servants that shall be in her service at the time of her death, over and above the wages that shall be due them.

Nominates and appoints the said William Oakeley and her granddaughter Margaret his wife executor and executrix of her last will and testament.


Witnesses: Hugh Pugh of Pentre, Edward Anwyl of Brynadda. 6

  Marriage Information:

Ann married her 1st/2nd cousin Robert GRYFFYDD, Esq., son of Evan GRYFFYDD of Bâch-y-Saint & Tan-y-Bwlch, Esq. and Jonet MEYRICK, on 9 Sep 1744 in Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales. (Robert GRYFFYDD was christened on 2 Feb 1717/8 in Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales and was buried on 5 Aug 1750 in Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire Families, J. E. Griffith, p. 267.

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 Maentwrog Parish Registers, Baptisms.

4 Ibid., Marriages.

5 Ibid., Burials.

6 B / 1803 / 135 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

7 A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank, But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, John Burke, 1834, p. 251.

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