Papers of Pennant Family and Wicken and Penrhyn Estates

Scope and Content

Comprises deeds and associated documents relating to the Douglas Pennant family and their estates at Penrhyn and Wicken Park.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Douglas Pennant family, whose wealth was based on extensive interests in the West Indies, owned the estates at Penrhyn, near Bangor in Caernarfonshire, north Wales and at Wickham Park in Northamptonshire.

The firm of solicitors Eland Hore Paterson which acted for the family has merged with Kidd Rapinet of 14-15 Craven Street, London WC2N.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Eland Hore Paterson, Solicitors through the British Records Association (BRA reference number: 2118)


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 37055-37123

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Penrhyn Castle Papers, Penrhyn B.R.A., Lady Charlotte Douglas Papersand Penrhyn Fishing Club Papers. Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .