Carter Vincent Manuscripts

Scope and Content

A collection of 4510 papers including, draft and copy leases, conveyances, mortgages, abstracts of title, property deeds and other documents relating to properties in the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, Montgomery and mixed counties and parishes (including the Maenan estate in Caernarvonshire, Anglesey and Denbighshire), and the English counties of Hereford, Lancashire, Somerset and Devon. They also include personalia, including financial papers and correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Carter Vincent was a prominent and family run firm of solicitors at Bangor, North Wales. The early family members were clerics but the solicitor profession soon took over. Carter Vincent became the solicitors of the Diocese of Bangor and also of the Penrhyn Castle Estate.


According to place then chronologically.

Access Information


Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Some of the papers were deposited in 1951 by Messrs Carter Vincent and co., solicitors, Bangor. Another set of papers was deposited in 1969 and a third set in ca.1993.

Other Finding Aids

Four catalogues at item level. Carter Vincent Manuscripts, Volumes I and II; Carter Vincent Additional Manuscripts and Carter Vincent Further Additional Manuscripts.

Alternative Form Available

Bangor Manuscripts 24399 is a duplicate of Carter Vincent Manuscript 3285.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Appraisal Information

The Carter Vincent Additional group of manuscripts has been subdivided strictly according to the original bundles and packages deposited.


Additional documents have been received since these four catalogues have been drawn up, but have not yet been scheduled.

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