POTTS AND CO., SOLICITORS, PAPERS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Records of clients of Potts & Co., Solicitors, 1607-1927, including marriage settlements of the Potts family of Glanyrafon, 1771-1882; papers of the Bate family of Kelsterton, Flintshire, 1757-1878, consisting of deeds relating to Flint, 1853-1878; Mold, 1767-1852; Northop, 1757-1868; Sandycroft, 1805-1871; and Ysceifiog, 1825-1869, in Flintshire; and Chester, Cheshire, 1772-1871; map of an estate at Northop, 1806; sale particulars of lands in Flintshire, 1867-1870; Buddicom of Penbedw papers, including deeds relating to Cilcain, 1792-1927; Halkyn, 1826-1880; Nannerch, 1738-1844, and the Penbedw estate, 1728-1854, in Flintshire; Dwygyfylchi, Caernarfonshire, 1776-1829; Belton, Leicestershire, 1810-1899; estate papers, 1801-1883; plans, [19th century]; family papers, 1722-1887; papers of the Cunliffe family of Acton Hall, Denbighshire, including deeds relating to Gresford, 1807-1915; Holt, 1720-1784; Llanfair Talhaern, 1706; Sesswick, 1724-1820; and Wrexham, 1726-1904, and mixed parishes, 1637-1835; papers of Frost of Chester, relating to lands in Hawarden, Higher Kinnerton and Hope, Flintshire, 1792-1874; papers of the River Dee Company, 1732-1870; records of the Llanferres and Cilcain Enclosure, 1793-1818; miscellaneous deeds relating to lead and coal mines and various lands in Flintshire, 1607-1900; and Denbighshire, 1741-1872; and miscellaneous, 1694-1890.

Administrative / Biographical History

Potts & Co., Solicitors, until 1966 known as Potts and Ball, were based in Chester, Cheshire. The firm dealt primarily with estates in Chester, Flintshire and Denbighshire, including Kelsterton, Penbedw and Acton Hall. The firm originated as Widdens, Potts and Leeke, in 1779; until about 1930, the firm was based at Northgate House, Northgate Street, Chester, which also served as the family home. The firm's offices were then moved to 21 King Street, Chester. The Potts family also held an estate at Glanyrafon, Llanferres, Denbighshire.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Bate of Kelsterton; Buddicom of Penbedw; Cunliffe of Acton Hall; Frost of Chester; River Dee Company; Potts of Glanyrafon; Llanferres and Cilcain Enclosure; and Miscellaneous.

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 Potts & Co., Solicitors, Chester, Cheshire, England, 1964.

Note

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

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Potts MSS Catalogue; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies online catalogue (http://archive.cheshire.gov.uk/dservea/), viewed 23 January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project and amended by Elizabeth Pettitt and Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Potts MSS Catalogue; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies online catalogue (http://archive.cheshire.gov.uk/dservea/), viewed 23 Jan 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright restrictions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Related material is Flintshire Record Office, D/AH, D/B, and D/DM/131; Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies, Potts and Ball, solicitors, Chester, Records, DPB.