Plas Nantglyn Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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. 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 from 1828 until his death. He married Eliza Gardner William (1797-1884), daughter of John Copner Williams, a Denbigh solicitor, and was succeeded by his eldest son, John Copner Wynne Edwards (1821-1886), also a solicitor in Denbigh. John married Maria, daughter of Wood Gibson of Hope, Lancashire. John Copner Wynne Edwards was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas Alured Wynne-Edwards (1855-1925), an engineer by profession. He served as a Volunteer and Territorial officer, commanding, 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).

Scope and content: Plas Nantglyn estate records, comprising deeds, 1528-1879, and estate rentals, accounts and maps, 1793-1939, for estates in Nantglyn, Denbighshire, and elsewhere; accounts of servants' wages, 1853-1872; game registers and accounts, 1861-1937; genealogical papers of the Wynne and Wynne-Edwards families, compiled 1834-[c. 1900]; business and personal papers of the Rev. Thomas Wynne Edwards, 1796-1877, John Copner Wynne Edwards, 1821-1826, Rev. Robert Wynne Edwards, 1821-1886, Thomas Alured Wynne-Edwards, 1855-1925, and John Copner Wynne-Edwards, 1890-1967; papers relating to local politics and elections, mainly in West Denbighshire, 1874-1924; miscellaneous papers relating to Nantglyn and Denbigh, 1832-1938; and miscellaneous correspondence, 1757-1882, including letters from Thomas Edwards (Twm o'r Nant), 1762, and Mrs Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1811.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically into two groups: Group I - deeds; estate records; family papers; business and personal papers; election and politics; legal papers; and miscellaneous; and Group II - deeds; estate records; family papers; business and personal papers; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.

Archivist's Note

DD/PN/181,183- numbers not allocated