Pennant (of Downing) papers,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 4877E.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004368989
      (alternative) (WlAbNL)0000368989
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, Welsh, Latin.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Papers connected mainly with the activities of David Pennant of Downing, Flintshire, son of Thomas Pennant. They include material relating to affairs in Flintshire and north-east Wales in general and the Holywell district in particular and consist of letters from Henry Chambers, Edward Jones (David Pennants secretary or agent), F. R. Price (Bryn-y-pys), C. Oldfield (Perthyterfyn), Henry Parry (vicar of Llanasa), J. Oldfield, David Edisbury, D. Scott, etc.; drafts and memoranda by David Pennant; papers relating to The Charity for the Relief of the Poor Widows and Orphans of Clergymen who officiated in the diocese of St. Asaph, Flintshire and Denbighshire parliamentary elections and political affairs, parliamentary reform, poor-law relief, soup kitchens, canals, collieries and colliery strikes, public celebrations, the Holywell Loyal Volunteers, church schools, clothing clubs, eisteddfodau, auction sales, the Flintshire Dispensary, the Holywell Annual Vestry, the Holywell Hunt, etc.; a Latin poem; etc.


Formerly known as Pennant 79.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 4877E.

Other Finding Aids

The contents of NLW MSS 4280-8000 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 2 (Aberystwyth, 1951).

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