Deeds, 1282-1945, mainly for lands in Flintshire and Denbighshire; fair copy rentals and estate accounts prepared by the agent relating to Gwysaney, Flintshire, Llanerch estate, Denbighshire, and Hafod-y-Wern estate, Wrexham, 1639-1939, including tithe rents for Holywell and Mold, Flintshire, and accounts for lead mines, mainly at Rhydymwyn; agents' rentals and accounts, 1783-1946, including estate wages books, 1884-1945; papers relating to tithe rent charges, 1852-1936; rentals and accounts for Hafod-y-wern estate, Wrexham, with miscellaneous papers of the Puleston family, 1545-1836; plans, 1756-1913, estate agents' letter books, 1881-1933; papers relating to the manor of Ewloe, collected and bound around 1900 by P. B. Davies-Cooke, including surveys, perambulations, rentals, court leet minutes and presentments; papers relating to potteries and brickworks, 1594-1912, deeds relating to coal and lead mining, Flintshire, 1763-1913; a register of leases, [c. 1870]-1912; and legal papers relating to the Gwysaney estate and the Puleston family containing miscellaneous case papers, [c. 1600]-1875. The archive also includes family papers, 1567-1900, including marriage settlements, 1692-1786; wills, 1760-1854; correspondence, 1621-1877, mainly of Bryan Cooke and Philip Davies-Cooke, 1796-1825; papers relating to the Davies family seats in Mold church, 1567-1661; military papers consisting of typed copies of letters written by A.G.K. Davies-Cooke, 10th Hussars, from South Africa describing service in the Boer War, 1900-1902; papers relating to the Denbighshire and Caernarfonshire militias, 1689-1892; and Flint, Denbigh and Anglesey hunt papers, 1892-1908.
The manuscripts in this part of the collection relate entirely to the Welsh estates of the family. Of particular interest and importance, are a number of large finely-drawn 18th century estate maps and an unbroken series of rentals of the estate, 1759-1927. A volume of papers relating to the manor of Ewloe 1594-1896, (No. 5r55), which P B Davies-Cooke collected and had bound up c. 1900, is a most valuable source for the early history of the Buckley pottery industry. The papers relating to Buckley Collieries, and the Llyn y Pandu and Pen y Fron lead mines at Rhydymwyn, are also of great interest and among various other items relating to the town of Mold and its neighbourhood, are the building agreements for Llwynegrin Hall in 1930.