GB 0210 SHAWHILL
Crosse of Shaw Hill Estate Records,
- 1441-1820 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.315 cubic metres (11 boxes)
Name of creator
Bathafarn Park estate was owned by the Thelwall family since the 16th century; the family also acquired the Plas Coch estate. The Bathafarn estate passed from the Thelwalls following the marriage of Mary Thelwall with Robert Price, the second son of Roger Price of Rhiwlas, Merioneth. Their heir was Thelwall Price who died without issue in around 1767 and who bequeathed the estate to his cousin Richard Price who assumed the name of Thelwall. Another branch of the Thelwall family acquired the Nantclwyd estate. This estate also passed from the family following the marriage of the heiress, Martha, with Andrew Kenrick of Woore Manor, Shropshire. How, or when, the Crosse family acquired the estates is not revealed in the archive.
The papers were held by Lancashire Record Office before their transfer to NLW.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by R.H. Adcock, Clerk of the Peace of the County Council, Preston, with the consent of Miss K.M. Crosse in 1947.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records of the Welsh estate of the Crosse family of Shaw Hill, Lancashire, comprising records of the Thelwall family of Nantclwyd, Bathafarn Park and Plas Coch, Denbighshire, and of the associated families of Parry of Nantclwyd and Ruthin, Gethin of Cernioge, and Kenrick of Woore, Shropshire, London, and Chester, all of whose estates the Crosse family appears to have acquired. The archive includes Civil War papers, 1642-1644, illustrating some of the activities of the sheriff of Denbighshire- John Thelwall of Plas Coch- and of the Commissioners of Array between November 1642, and April 1644, letters, mainly 17-18 cent., and deeds and miscellaneous documents, 1441-1796, relating mainly to Parry and Thelwall estates in Denbighshire.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained.
Accruals are not expected
System of arrangement
Arranged into manuscript volumes, civil war papers, correspondence, and deeds and documents. All are arranged chronologically apart from the correspondence which has been arranged in alphabetical order of writer's surname.
Conditions of access and use area
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
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Crosse family, of Shaw Hill (England) (Creator)
- Commissioners of Array (Wales) (Subject)
- Nantclwyd Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Thelwall, John, d. 1664 (Subject)
- Crosse family, of Shaw Hill (England) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Thelwall family, of Nantclwyd -- Archives. (Subject)
- Parry family, of Nantclwyd and Ruthin -- Archives. (Subject)
- Kenrick family, of Woore, Shropshire, Cerniogau and Nantclwyd, Denbighshire -- Archives. (Subject)
- Kenrick family, of Woore, Shropshire, Cerniogau and Nantclwyd, Denbighshire (Subject)
- Gethin family, of Cernioge (Subject)
- Thelwall family, of Nantclwyd (Subject)
- Parry family, of Nantclwyd and Ruthin (Subject)
- Thelwall family, of Bathafarn Park and Plas Coch (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Griffith,John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey & Carnarvonshire Families, (Horncastle, 1914);