Fonds GB 0210 NANTGLYN - Plas Nantglyn MSS & Estate Records,

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Plas Nantglyn MSS & Estate Records,


  • 1527-1876 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.029 cubic metres (1 box, 2 outsize items (pedigrees))

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Plas Nantglyn was built in 1573. The estate descended in the male line of the Wynne family until 1743 when, on the death of Thomas Meredith Wynne, it passed to his aunt and co-heiress, Mary Wynne. Her daughter, Margaret Parry married Edward Cadwaladr (b. 1687), and it was with their sons that the surname Edwards became associated with Plas Nantglyn. On the death of their eldest son, Hugh Edwards (1721-c. 1787) without issue, the estate passed to his brother, Evan Edwards (1726-1796).

Evan's heir was his only son, the Rev. Thomas Wynne Edwards (1796-1877), vicar of Rhuddlan, Flintshire, from 1828 until his death. He married Eliza Gardner Williams (1797-1884), daughter of John Copner Williams, a Denbigh solicitor. He was succeeded by his eldest son, John Copner Wynne Edwards (1821-1886), a solicitor in Denbigh, who married Maria, daughter of Wood Gibson of Hope, Lancashire. J.C. Wynne Edwards was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas Alured Wynne-Edwards (1855-1925), an engineer by profession. He served-with the rank of Colonel- the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1908-1913, being appointed its Honorary Colonel in 1919. His son and heir was Lieutenant Colonel John Copner Wynne-Edwards (1890-1967).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Lieut.-Colonel J.C. Wynne-Edwards in April 1948 and in 1949.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records of the Wynne and Edwards families of Plas Nantglyn, Denbighshire, including Welsh literary manuscripts, [17 cent.]-[18 cent.]; deeds and documents, 1527-1817; correspondence, 1827-1876; and printed items.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into three sections: manuscripts; deeds, documents and papers; and printed matter.

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

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Latin

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers relating to the Plas Nantglyn estate are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/PN.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following source was used in the completion of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue of the Plas Nantglyn MSS;

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