PANTON OF PLAS GWYN ESTATE PAPERS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds, 1642-1914, mainly for Anglesey and Flintshire, including deeds relating to Nant-y-moch smelting works, 1742-1914, and lead, coal and copper mining, 1753-1899; plans, mostly drafts, of lands in Pentraeth, Penmynydd, Llandegfan and elsewhere in Anglesey,[c. 1778]-1815, and legal papers and correspondence relating mainly to the Plas Gwyn estate, 1699-1912.

Administrative / Biographical History

Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area of Flintshire. He married Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton junior. On his death, unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother, Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically into the following: deeds; estate records; legal papers; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Purchased from H.G. Vorley, 27 Burlington Gardens, London W.4, per Greater London Council Record Office, in 1968.

Note

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

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Veysey, A.G., ed., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project, updated by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Veysey, A.G., ed., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

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 not expected.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the family are Esgair and Pantperthog, Panton Deeds, Plas Gwyn Estate Records, and Plas Gwyn MSS, all in the National Library of Wales; Carter-Vincent Papers at the Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales Bangor Library, and Caernarfon Record Office, 6/79. A group of Panton MSS are National Library of Wales MSS 1970-2068; and a group of Panton (Gwydir) MSS are National Library of Wales MSS 9051-61.

Geographical Names