Wrexham Solicitors Manuscripts

Scope and Content

J. S. Lloyd and Emyr Williams, solicitors, Wrexham, Denbighsire, active in the 1970s, accumulated a large collection of deeds and corporate records relating to the Wrexham area, partly from the earlier firms of Hugh Hughes of Mold and W. Emyr Williams. The Burton family of Minera Hall, Denbighshire, included Robert Burton (fl. 1774-1818), John Burton (fl. 1819-1884) and John Robert Burton (fl. 1891) who held lands in the parishes of Brymbo, Bryneglwys, Esclusham Above, Minera and Wrexham, in Denbighshire. Grove Park County School for Boys, Wrexham, was opened in 1895, with a girls' school opening a year later. Alice Parry (alive 1910-1912), of Minera, was a student at Portsmouth Day Training College, who later taught at Penygelli School, Coedpoeth, Denbighshire. The collection also includes records of Plaid Cymru, Undeb Cymru Fydd, various local authorities, and Nonconformist chapel records.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the full catalogue is available in Denbighshire Record Office.


Arranged into the following: Grove Park School, Wrexham; Alice Parry papers; Denbighshire Education Authority; Wrexham Education Committee; Wrexham Area Divisional Campaign; Wrexham Borough Council; Wrexham Rural District Council; Denbighshire County Council; Calvinistic Methodist records; Presbyterian Church of Wales; Welsh politics and culture; sale particulars and plans; Girls' Home, Manley Road, Wrexham; Y. M. C. A., Hill Street, Wrexham; Wrexham area Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodists; Undeb Cymru Fydd; Eisteddfodau; Plaid Cymru; deeds; correspondence and papers; Wrexham Market Hall Company; Hugh Hughes, Solicitor, Mold; W. Emyr Williams; miscellaneous clients; solicitors' records; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

This collection is open for research. It is advisable to book in advance, for details and opening hours see http://archives.denbighshire.gov.uk/visit-us/. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Denbighshire Archive Service will advise where this is the case.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.