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Glascoed Estate (Denbighshire, Wales)
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Correspondence, &c., of the family of Edwards of Cilhendre,

Holograph letters, etc. of the family of Edwards of Cilhendre. The writers include Jo. Leche, Carden, to cousin Thomas Edwards [the elder], Starchamber office in Greas Inne, 1631/2 (the apprenticeship of children, a hearing in Easter term, a debt, personal); [ ] to [ ] [1692] (aunt's legacy to the chapel, a promise of the Anatomy Professor's place, Granvel's trial) (fragment); John Bridgeman to his son (addressed to Mrs. Anne Edwards at John Bridgeman's at Blodwell), 1697 (free leave to travel the world) (mutilated); Tho. Harry, Glascoed, to Anne Edwards [the elder], Keelhendre, 1698/9 (the attornment of tenants); F[rances] E[dwards], Castle Bromwich, etc., to her mother Anne Edwards [the elder], Killhendre, and others, 1701-1716 and undated (6) (personal); Tho. Morrall, Sheldon, to Anne Edwards, junior, Keilheindrey, 1706/7 (personal); Robert Totty, Holywell, to Mr. Challnor, Keelhendre, 1752 (probate of the will of Anne Edwards the younger); F[rances] E[dwards], Blod[well], to her mother, 1756? (a visit to Llangedwine) (together with a note by Sinah Mathews) (mutilated); U[rsula] B[ridgeman] to Anne Edwards [the elder], undated (the recipient's health, sermons by Mr. Morrall); and Thomas Edwardes [the younger] to his father Thom[as] Ed[war]ds [the elder], 'Kilhendrum', undated (personal). Also bound in the volume is a rent roll of Keelhendrey in the time of Frances Edwards and Ann Edwards [early eighteenth century].

Edwards family and others.

Wynnstay Estate Records

  • GB 0210 WYNNSTAY
  • Fonds
  • 1183-1957

Estate and family records, 1183-1957, of the Wynn and Williams Wynn family of Wynnstay, Denbighshire. The archive includes a group of architectural drawings, c. 1770, by James Byres; a group of early charters and deeds, 1183-1676, from the Cistercian Abbey of Strata Marcella (Ystrad Marchell) near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, and elsewhere; antiquarian, legal and literary manuscripts; account rolls of Sir Richard Wynn, Treasurer to Queen Henrietta Maria, 1627-1649; manorial records relating to manors and boroughs in Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire and Shropshire, 1364-1895 (1934-40 and 1952 deposits); parliamentary election papers for Anglesey, Cardigan (county and borough), Denbighshire, Flintshire and Montgomeryshire, 1621-1883; family and estate correspondence, including part of that of Sir William Williams (1634-1700), Speaker of the House of Commons; rentals and account books, 1300-1925 (preserved in an almost unbroken series from the time of Sir William Williams); over 5000 title deeds and documents, [pre-1290]-[c. 1910], mainly relating to properties in the six North Wales counties and Shropshire, including records for Glascoed and Llanforda, Llwydiarth, Llangedwyn and Glanllyn, Plas-y-Ward, Rhiwgoch and Mathafarn, estates acquired either by marriage or purchase in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; together with papers relating to administration of the estates, 1573-1946; family papers, 1499-1913, county and central government administration papers, 1608-1880; two discrete groups of Much Wenlock estate records, 1534-1860, and Nantcriba estate records, 1381-1680; and various maps. There is an additional group of papers relating to the Wynnstay estate which came from the office of Longueville Gittins solicitors, Oswestry, dated 1582-1957.

Williams Wynn family, of Wynnstay