KEENE AND KELLY, SOLICITORS, PAPERS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, Flintshire, 1457-1963, including: Keene family papers, 1819-1927 including legal papers 1829-1927, family papers 1819-1922, investment records, 1856-1904 and business papers, 1853-1911; Mold parish records, 1583-1895; papers of the Lords of Mold, 1631-1940; Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, 1840-1907; Mostyn (Mold) estate, 1854-1878; Plas Annie and Celyn (Leeswood) estate, 1830-1916; Coed Du estate, 1919-1922; Howard family of Soughton (Northop) and Wigfair (St Asaph), 1857-1932; Richardson family of Greenfield, 1621-1879; Lloyd family of Wigfair and Pentre Hobyn, 1556-1921; Douglas family of Gyrn, 1727-1861; Wynne Eyton family, 1824-1883; Bankes family of Soughton, 1869-1908; Wright family of Brewer's Hall, Chester, 1710-1842; Hargreaves family, 1810-1868; Tyn Twll estate, Llwyne, 1806-1927; records relating to St Winefrede's Well, 1613-1915; Halkyn District Mines Drainage Act, 1873-1898; deeds relating to land in Flintshire, 1697-1963; deeds relating to land in Denbighshire, 1673-1945; Deeds relating to Cheshire, 1837-1897; Deeds relating to Essex, 1790-1854; miscellaneous practice papers, 1457-1948; and papers of the Davies family of Buckley, 1895-1937.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Keene family were originally from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. In 1863, Alfred Thomas Keene (c. 1840-1904) entered into partnership with solicitors Arthur Troughton Roberts and Thomas Thelwell Kelly of Mold, Flintshire. The practice dealt mainly with properties in Flintshire and Denbighshire, including a number of large estates in northeast Wales (Grosvenor (Halkyn), Leeswood, Wigfair and Coed Du). The practice continued into the 20th century, becoming Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, and now Keene & Kelly & Keith Williams & Co.

Arrangement

Arranged into five groups: Group One, Keene papers, Mold parish records, Lords of Mold, Richardson of Greenfield, Lloyd of Wigfair and Pentre Hobyn, Douglas of Gyrn, and miscellaneous practice papers; Group Two, shrievalty records, St Winefride's Well, Lords of Mold, Pentre Hobyn estate, Halkyn District Mines Drainage Act, Keene family, Wynne Eyton family, Douglas of Gyrn, Messrs Keene and Kelly, solicitors records, Bankes of Soughton, Wright of Brewer's Hall, Chester, Miscellaneous Flintshire Deeds, Miscellaneous Denbighshire Deeds, Miscellaneous Essex Deeds, Miscellaneous Lancashire Deeds and Hargreaves Family; Group Three, Lords of Mold, Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, Plas Annie estate, Coed Du estate, Howard of Soughton (Northop) and Wigfair (St Asaph), and miscellaneous; Group Four, Lords of Mold, Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, Plas Annie and Celyn (Leeswood) estates, Tyn Twll estate (Llwynegrin), Howard of Soughton and Wigfair, Thomas Jones of Liverpool, and miscellaneous; and Group Five, Davies family of Buckley, correspondence and papers.

Conditions Governing Access

Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain personal information as defined by the Act.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, Flintshire, 1963-1987.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Records; Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office, (Flintshire County Council, Denbigh, 1974); Chester Business Finder website (http://www.touchchester.com/), viewed 13 September 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Records; Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office, (Flintshire County Council, Denbigh, 1974); Chester Business Finder website (http://www.touchchester.com/), viewed 13 Sep 2004. Item-level descriptions input by Beryl Hickman, Frances Jones and Jane Swinton.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are possible

Related Material

Related material is Flintshire Record Office, Lords of Mold Papers, D/DM/1241; Grosvenor (Halkyn) Papers, D/GR; Denbighshire Record Office, Howard family of Wigfair; NLW, Wigfair Deeds and Documents.

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