Llys Dulas and Lady Dorina Neave

by John
(Liverpool)

Can anyone tell me if Llys Dulas Manor or house is stiil standing. My great aunt was a maid and her husband a coachman to Lady Darina between 1900 and 1930. I would be grateful for any information concerning the house and staff.



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Jun 08, 2018
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To: "Anonymous, 01 December 2016" re Carriage Clock NEW
by: Larry

I have written a social history of the possession and ownership of the carriage clock that you correctly described in your post in 2016. The story will be published in London by a scholarly journal. The clock was a gift to Miss Mary Gertrude Catherine Neave, not to Lady Dorina Neave--the subject of this message thread concerning Llys Dulas. The clock was commissioned by Miss Mary's mother, Gwen Gertrude Lady Neave (née Hughes), then widow of the 4th Neave Baronet. Miss Mary died in London in 1951. My story of the circumstances surrounding the gift in 1893 and of Miss Mary's relationship with her mother is quite complete. But what happened to the clock between 1951 and the time when it came into your possession remains a missing piece of the social history. Miss Mary's probate documents do not provide definitive information.

I have no commercial or financial interest in this clock, and no interest in monetary details of any transactions that occurred as it changed hands. However I would be immensely grateful if you could share any information about how the clock came into your possession and what, if anything, you know about its possession or ownership after 1951. If you are able/willing to assist me, perhaps you could contact me directly or through some third party whom you trust. I am at larrylfabian@gmail.com. I have no interest in revealing your identity if you contact me directly, and in any case I would handle any information you convey to me with whatever conditions and discretion you specify. And I would of course be willing to share with you the contents of my research and the resulting publication if that would be of interest to you. I will greatly appreciate your response if you read this message. Thank you.

Larry

Apr 09, 2018
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think we used to visit
by: Anonymous

did the elderly lady who last lived there go by the name annie and was looked after by a nun or annie may have been the nuns name and further up the rd were two caravans???

Nov 21, 2017
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Lived on estate
by: Anonymous

I lived on the estate a few years ago and was there when they built the new house, the estate still has its charm and peacefulness, which is good oh! and its ghosts especially in the stables which used to be used for the shoots i know i have had the experience of them. Thomas Timmins the head groom being one.

Jul 02, 2017
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Captain Jones of Llys Dulas
by: Eryl

Good Morning Molly,
I would be very interested in seeing the portrait you have of Captain Jones. That would be Captain Henry Jones. My family's roots go far back in the area. Any chance of a copy please?
Many thanks

Jul 02, 2017
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Captain Jones
by: Eryl

Good morning Molly,
Any chance of a copy of the portrait of Captain Jones? He would have been Henry Jones and died in the 1840's. I am researching into the history of the house and estate.
Thanks

Dec 01, 2016
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Carriage clock
by: Anonymous

I have the carriage clock presented to miss neave of Lily's duals by the servants on the occasion of her 21st birthday on 24th August 1893

Mar 07, 2014
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Captain Jones agent to Lady Neave
by: Molly

I have an old oil painting that has a handwritten provenance stating "Captain Jones of Llys Dulas Anglesea" also "Fought in the Battle of Waterloo" and "Later agent to Lady Neave"

Is this family still in the area?

Dec 03, 2013
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Worked for the Neave family
by: Tecwyn

My mother Ellen Mary Williams (as she was then) worked at Llys Dulas for the Neaves.She was a cook. It must have been around 1930 to 1935. She used to talk about it. She was from the Aberffraw area. She had ony a half day off each week. Only had bicycle for transport. Used to attend Llanwenllwyfo church.

May 05, 2013
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Plas Uchaf and the mansion
by: Anonymous

A few years ago I lived ion the property uchaf, was a wonderful time f me and my family, we once went through the estate and all that was left of the original manor was the tiled floor.

most of the properties on the estate have been refurbished and are let as holiday lets, sad really, but the area still retains its charm...

Lovely walks and a quiet and peaceful location, I still frequent the area in search of wild fruits at the end of the summer.

I often drive past Plas Uchaf and wonder if any of the holiday makers have experienced the ghosts there..it was quite scary at times until you got used to them..

Sep 22, 2011
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plas llys dulas
by: Gwyneth

would love to see photo of the new manor house.remember the old house,used to walk past it
my grandfather was friendly with the "neave's" i think.he lived in "bryn fuches".








Oct 03, 2010
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LLys Dulas
by: Anonymous

My grandad was butler during the 30s to the Neave family at Llys Dulas - Leonard Jones.

Sep 03, 2010
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anglesey antiquarian reference
by: Clive

it would be helpful Anon, if you could give details of the Anglesey antiquarian Society webpage or the address of the secretary etc.

Sep 02, 2010
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Llys Dulas - the end
by: Anonymous

Llys Dulas mansion fell into disrepair after the second world war. It was demolished in around 1974-75 after being used to rear and house hens for many years.

It was built to the designs of Woodward and was the most important Victorian mansion on Anglesey. the outside had intricate stone carving. Nothing survived.

For further information vide an article in Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society, 1977.

Dec 05, 2009
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Mansion gone
by: Dyfed Wyn Roberts

The mansion was demolished a long time ago - though I believe the clock tower still stands. A new house has now been built there. Once a year the current owners open the gardens to visitors as part of a Llanwenllwyfo Church fundraising event.

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