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Plas-y-ward Estate (Wales)
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A pedigree of the family of Lloyd of Blaen-y-ddol and of Llwyn-y-maen, parish of Oswestry, found in the pedigree book of Plas-y-ward in the custody of Mr Simon Lloyd of Plas-yn-dre at Bala; a declaration (unsigned) from Salop Gaol, 24 August, 1716, disclaiming an accusation of over-charging made by one Bevan, the undertaker's boy, in connection with the burial at Canterbury of young [Edward] Vaughan of Llangedwyn, who died at Paris on 12 January, 1699/1700; and articles of agreement, 10 November, 1719, between Watkin Williams Wynn of Wynnstay, esq., and Robert Wynne of Ruthin, statuary, for the erection, for a sum of £450, of three marble monuments in the chancel of Ruabon church in memory of Henry Wynne, esq., of Sir John Wynn, kt and bart, and of the Lady Jane Wynn.

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