Kenyon Papers relating to coal importation

Scope and Content

Photocopies of papers relative to the attempts of the landowners and inhabitants of Denbighshire and Flintshire to secure relief from the duty imposed on the importation of coal on the Flintshire side of the River Rhuddlan.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lloyd Kenyon was created Baron Kenyon of Gredington in the county of Flint in 1788. He was born in 1732, became chief justice of Chester in 1780 and later became master of the rolls. From his marriage to Mary, daughter of George Kenyon Peel, he had three sons.

An MA thesis by Kenneth Lloyd Gruffydd 1981 provides a history of coal mining in Flintshire, The development of the coal industry in Flintshire to 1740, 1981.


Items incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, November 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 8721-8732

Conditions Governing Use

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

Additional Information

According to the catalogue, the original papers are in the possession of the Rt. Hon. Lord Kenyon of Gredington.