Fonds GB 0210 ASTALL - Aston Hall Estate Records

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Aston Hall Estate Records


  • [1165x1187], 1199, 1281-1946 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2.48 cubic metres (150 boxes, 8 volumes, 5 rolls, 1 envelope).

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Robert Lloyd was the first of his family to live at Aston (or Estyn) in the lordship of Oswestry, Shropshire. He was the son of Robert Lloyd of Park Promise, and Gwenhwyfar his wife, daughter of William Edwards of Plas Newydd, constable of Chirk Castle, and one of Henry VIII's bodyguard. His son, Andrew Lloyd, was a captain in Oliver Cromwell's army. Andrew's son, Thomas Lloyd, married Sarah, daughter and co-heir of Francis Albany, a London merchant and owner of the lordship of Whittington. Thomas was succeeded by his son Robert Lloyd, MP for Shropshire, who was succeeded by his son, another Robert Lloyd (d. unmarried 1734), who was also an MP for Shropshire.

On the death of Robert Lloyd the younger, the estate passed to the family of his father's sister, Elizabeth, who had married Foulke Lloyd of Foxhall in the parish of Henllan, Denbighshire. Two elder sons dying without issue, the estate passed to Rosindale Lloyd, to his son, the Rev. Wiiliam Lloyd, and his son, Rev. John Robert Lloyd (d. 1803). William Lloyd (d. 1843) of Aston, the son of Rev. John Robert Lloyd, married Louisa, eldest daughter of Admiral Eliab Harvey (1758-1830) of Rolls Park, MP for Essex.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Andrew Lloyd of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, on 21 January 1949, and purchased by NLW in July 2002.

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Scope and content

Family and estate records, [1165 x 1187]-1946, of the Lloyd family of Aston Hall, near Oswestry, Shropshire, and Foxhall, Denbighshire, and of the Harvey family of Rolls Park, Essex, including title deeds of the Aston Hall and Foxhall estates, mainly in Shropshire and Denbighshire, [1165 x 1187]-1946; cellar books, 1794-1849, game books, 1828-64; over 8,000 family and estate letters, 1642-[c.1906], with over 5,000 addressed to Louisa Lloyd; and records of Shropshire manors including Aston, 1281-1853, Sandford, 1337-1645, Middleton, 1407-1413, Whittington, 1283-1890, and Kinnerley, 1369-1505.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into two sections: correspondence, and deeds and documents. The correspondence is gathered together by recipient, who are arranged in chronological order of their earliest letter, with each recipient's letters arranged into alphabetical order of writer, with each writer's letters arranged chronologically. The deeds and documents are arranged chronologically, with manorial records gathered together at the end. There are also two additional groups of deeds and documents (nos 7008-8476 and 8477-8491), which are arranged in chronological order.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Latin.

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogues are available at NLW and HMC.

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Related units of description

Further papers are in National Library of Wales, Longueville Papers (uncatalogued), at the Shropshire Records and Research Centre, and Essex Record Office, D/D Gu.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

Compiled August 2001; revised August 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Lloyd, J. Y. W., History of Powys Fadog (London, 6 vols, 1881-1887), vol. vi.

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