- 1527-1876 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
0.029 cubic metres (1 box, 2 outsize items (pedigrees))
Name of creator
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).
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
Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Welsh, Latin.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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GEAC system control number
Subject access points
Place access points
Name access points
- Plas Nantglyn Estate (Wales) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Plas Nantglyn Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Edwards family, of Plas Nantglyn. (Subject)
- Wynne family, of Plas Nantglyn. (Subject)
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Description control area
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 completion of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue of the Plas Nantglyn MSS;