Scrap book of genealogical information dating from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century; printed items consisting mainly of extracts from journals, books and newspaper cuttings, 1647-1845; letters, other manuscripts and printed items relating to the cholera outbreak of 1832; printed items including several pamphlets relating to the parliamentary elections at Shrewsbury, 1721-1840; some pamphlets and manuscript items relating to Shropshire, 1722-1860.
Slaney Family Manuscripts
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- ReferenceGB 150 SL
- Dates of Creation1544-1860
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description688 items 7 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Slaney of Hatton Grange, Shropshire married Anne Moreton (d 1672) and had 2 sons, Moreton (d c 1717), who married Elizabeth Aglionby, and Robert. The line then descended through Robert Aglionby Slaney (1693-1757), to Plowden Slaney (1724-1788) and then to Robert Slaney (b 1764), Plowden's younger son. Through the marriage of Robert's eldest son, Robert Aglionby Slaney (1792-1862) MP for Shrewsbury and social reformer, the Walford estate descended to the Slaney family. Robert Aglionby Slaney and his wife, Elizabeth (only child of William Hawkins Muccleston and sole heir to her uncle, Joseph Muccleston (d 1847) of Walford and Prescott, Shropshire) had three daughters and the line descended through the youngest, Frances Catharine who married Captain William Kenyon who assumed the additional surname of Slaney after that of Kenyon, becoming the Kenyon- Slaney family of Hatton Grange. Reference:
Reference: Pedigree showing the descent of Robert Aglionby Slaney from King Edward III, drawn by Francis Townsend, Windsor Herald and continued by William W. E. Wynne, MP, husband of Mary, the second daughter of Robert Aglionby and his wife Elizabeth nee Muccleston, c 1863 (from the collection, Vol 7, p 126).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased in 1956.
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