File NLW MS 9070E. - Correspondence and papers, I

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NLW MS 9070E.


Correspondence and papers, I


  • 1681-1764 (Creation)

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87 items.

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William Jones (1649-1728) of Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was the grandfather of Jane, who married Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire. William's brother John Jones (1650-1727) was dean of Bangor and pioneer of Welsh charity-schools which he founded and endowed in the parishes with which he was connected. William's son, William Jones (1687-1755) married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Price of Derwen, Denbighshire. It is their daughter, Jane (c. 1725-1764), sole heiress of Plas Gwyn and Derwen who married Paul Panton (1727-1797).

Paul Panton (1727-1797) of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary, and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area. He married, Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton (1758-1822) junior. On his death unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841.

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Miscellaneous papers and correspondence of the families of Jones and Panton of Plas Gwyn, Price of Derwen, John Jones, dean of Bangor, and Evans of St. Asaph, [17 cent.]-1764, with transcripts of two earlier documents (a precept from Llewelyn ab Iorwerth to Madog ap Maelgwn and others, to protect the property of Walter Corbet in Rotelincope and Cotes, Shropshire, and a statement, 1461, of the privileges of Dinmael). The papers include a pedigree of Price of Derwen, 1681; a list of presents to William Jones of Pentraeth when sheriff of Anglesey, 1694; a list of the children of Rowland Jones (d. 1699); correspondence between John Jones, dean of Bangor, and Lady Bulkeley, 1696, Owen Lloyd, Rowland Jones, and Lord Bulkeley, 1710; minutes of general meetings for assessments at Llangefni, 1699-1710; particulars of land near Rhuddlan; a statement by Robert Lloyd of the misdemeanors of David Middelton; a statement on the government of Wales; a memorial by John Price of Derwen concerning lands in the lordship of Ruthin; letters from John Price of Llwyngwern to his son John Price of Derwen, 1703-1706, and letters from J. Vaughan, Kefnbodig, 1710, John Ellis of Bodlew, 1716, and William Wynne of Ruthin, 1717; advice by Humphrey Humphreys to Robert, Lord Bulkeley; correspondence of William Jones, recorder of Beaumaris, including a letter from Cadwaladr Williams (concerning the funeral of Lord Bulkeley, 1724); counsel’s opinion on the will of Richard Anwyl, 1704; a warrant and instructions to Edward Griffith of Bagillt concerning the impressing of seamen in North Wales, 1706; particulars of ships to be employed under Sir Robert Maunsfield against pirates, 1707; papers relating to a memorial against the demolition of Beaumaris Castle and other actions by Lord Bulkeley, 1709; correspondence between Lord Bulkeley and John Evans, bishop of Bangor, 1710; correspondence of Thomas Evans, vicar of St. Asaph, including letters from John Wynne, bishop of St. Asaph, 1716-1727, Sir John Price, Newtown, 1729-1730, Hugh Ffoulkes, Chester, 1726, Ken. Eyton, 1728, Francis Hare, bishop of St. Asaph, 1730-1731, and Thomas Tanner, bishop of St. Asaph, 1733; directions for the study of law by Justice Reaves and Nathaniel Cole, 1736; particulars of the estate of James, Lord Bulkeley, to be sold, 1747; an inscription on the tomb of Henry White of the Friars (d. 1728); a record of ships at Beaumaris, 1755, 1757-1758; a copy of an Act of Parliament confirming the patent of the Skerries Lighthouse to William Trench, 3 Geo. II; correspondence, 1759, between Paul Panton and Lewis Lloyd, Charles Pigot, Captain Hill, and Thomas Myddelton, Prescot, and an account of coal consumed at the lighthouse; papers relating to the career of Paul Panton: admission to chambers at Lincoln’s Inn, 1748, call to the bar, 1749, and statement of fees received, 1751-1752; a letter from George Prescott [?re Paul Panton], 1748; a letter from J. Mostyn concerning Talargoch, 1761; papers relating to the preferments of Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd): licence and declaration of conformity as curate of Manavon, 1754, letters testimonial to the Bishop of Bangor and a letter from John Morgan, 1758, letters testimonial to the Bishop of St. Asaph, and letters relating to his curacy at Llanfair Talhaiarn, 1761, and a letter from S[amuel Squire], bishop of St. Davids, 1764; a letter from Tho[mas Herring], bishop of Bangor, to the Chancellor relating to the election of a Master of Beaumaris School, 1740; a copy of a letter from John Price of Buckland to Mrs. Bostock, 1748, asking her to use her powers to raise his wife from the dead; a letter from William Lewis, Llysdulas, to Sir William Irby, 1749; a letter from Edward Orme to [?Paul Panton], 1757; and miscellaneous papers relating to legal proceedings.

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Arranged broadly chronologically at NLW.

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See also NLW MSS 9071-9074E.

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Formerly Panton Papers 20.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 9070E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 9070E.