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Gwysaney letters and papers: Vol. I

A volume containing some one hundred and sixty-three letters and other papers, 1576-1810, mostly of the Davies family of Llanerch and Gwysaney or of the related families of Mutton, Whitehall and Dod (ff. 1, 3-92, 97 verso-98), together with a few later additions, 1813-[late 19 cent.] (ff. 2, 3a, 11a recto-verso, 18 verso, 40a).
The papers include commissions signed by Charles I, 19 July 1643 (f. 1), and Charles II, 15 August 1651 (f. 3), and an order signed by Oliver Cromwell, 30 June 1658 (f. 4); other correspondents include the 1st Earl of Bridgewater, 1620-1647 (ff. 5-9), the 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, 1650-1653 (ff. 10-11), Charles, Earl of Derby, 1652-1663 (ff. 14-16), Barnabe Fizpatrik [Barnaby Fitzpatrick] to [Edward VI], 4 March [1552] (f. 17), Sir Peter Mutton to his mother (in Welsh), 17 January 1604/5 (f. 19), Sir Marmaduke Lloyde, 1635-1637 (ff. 22-23), Robert Corbett, Stanwardine, 1636-1639 (f. 24), [Col.] Thomas Davies, [1624]-[?1625] (ff. 33-34), Mutton Davies, 1654-1657 (f. 41), Sir Roger Mostyn, 1st bart, 1655-1686 (f. 42), Thomas Price, Bishop of Kildare, 6 March 1660/1 (f. 43), Eubule Thelwall, 15 April 1661 (f. 48), Letitia Davies to her husband Robert Davies [IV], 1700-1708 (ff. 59-62), Sir Watkin Wm Wynne, 4th bart, 20 February 1777 (f. 76), Sir Roger Mostyn, 5th bart, 1784 (f. 77), Thomas Pennant, 1784-1796 (f. 78, 2 letters), [Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron] Kenyon, 1796 (f. 80, 2 letters) and Wm Oliver, Bath (f. 91). The main recipients are Robert Davies [II], 1620-1633 (ff. 5-6, 33-35, 37-39), his brother Col. Thomas Davies, 1635-1650 (ff. 7-10, 22-32), Robert Davies [III], 1652-1665 (ff. 14, 16, 38, 40, 41-46, 48), Robert Davies [IV], 1685-1708 (ff. 13, 36, 42, 46-50, 53, 56, 59-63), Peter Davies, [Tybroughton, brother of Robert Davies VI], 1777-1796 (ff. 73-80) and Thomas Pennant, 1784 (f. 77). A list of the contents, [19 cent., last ΒΌ], is on ff. 93-97.

Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649

Gwysaney manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSGWYSAN
  • Fonds
  • [c. 1120]-[1942x1959], 2007

Manuscripts, [c. 1120]-[1942x1959], formerly part of the library of the Davies-Cooke family at Gwysaney, Mold, consisting mainly of family papers and manuscripts in Welsh or of Welsh interest.
The manuscripts include the Liber Landavensis (Book of Llandaff), [c. 1120]-[c. 1133]; volumes of Welsh pedigrees, [16 cent.], and Welsh poetry, [16 cent.]; Richard Davies's translation into Welsh of St Paul's Pastoral Epistles, [1546x1563]-[1567x1581]; a manuscript of the Brut in English, [1460x1479]; sermons, [17 cent.]-1811; inventories, catalogues and schedules relating to books, deeds and other property at Oulton, Owston, Llannerch and Gwysaney, 1750/1-1801; a travel journal of Bryan Cooke, 1790-1797, and journals of continental tours by Phillip Davies Cooke, 1815-1824; records of dues for the parish of Mold, 1581-1590; rentals and accounts of the Llannerch and Gwysaney estates, 1730-1843; surveys of the Llannerch and Gwysaney estates, [18 cent.]-[early 19 cent.]; valuations of part of the Gwysaney estate in Flintshire, 1809; pedigree rolls, 1604-1771, of the Davies, Puleston and Meredith (of Allington) families; and several groups of letters, including transcripts and memoranda, and other papers, relating to the Puleston, Davies, Cooke, Davies-Cooke and other families, [1487x1503]-1901.

Davies-Cooke family, of Gwysaney and Owston