Lord Uxbridge Marriage Settlement Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises marriage settlements of Lord Uxbridge (later the Fifth Marquess of Anglesey) and Lady Uxbridge, 1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Plas Newydd estate, situated at Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll on Anglesey, north Wales was home to the Paget and Bayly families who held the title Earl of Uxbridge and, after 1815, Marquess of Anglesey when the then Lord Uxbridge was given the latter title for his heroism at Waterloo.

Henry Paget, the fifth Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905) was a colourful, flamboyant character who converted the chapel at Plas Newydd into a private theatre, known as the Gaiety Theatre and brought in theatre companies to stage lavish productions of popular plays and pantomimes. His passion for jewellery and clothes led him to bankruptcy. In 1898 there was a settlement prior to the marriage of Henry Paget and Lilian Florence Maud Chetwynd, elder daughter of Sir George Chetwynd of Grendon Hall, Warwickshire. There were no children from this short-lived marriage and when Lord Uxbridge died without issue the estate passed to his first cousin Charles Henry Alexander Paget. In 1976, his son, the seventh and present Marquess gave the house to the National Trust, which has since administered the property.

Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Material was received through the British Records Association and deposited at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor, by Frere Cholmeley, Solicitors, 28 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 33011-2

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 Plas Newydd Manuscripts and papers relating to the Gaiety Theatre, Anglesey . .