KENYON TRUSTEES PAPERS

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Kenyon family trustees, 1866-1908 (predominantly late 18th century-1897); papers of Hon. George Thomas Kenyon, 1857-1886; Welsh estate rentals, 1845-1853, and correspondence and papers, 1831-1895; and Peel Hall estate correspondence and papers, 1803-1892.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Kenyon family settled in Wales when Lloyd Kenyon (1696-1773), son of Thomas Kenyon, married Jane, eldest daughter of Robert Eddowes of Eagle Hall, Cheshire, and Anne, daughter and heiress of the Rev. Richard Hilton of Gredington, Hanmer, Flintshire, in 1730. On the death of the Rev. Richard Hilton, vicar of Hanmer, Lloyd Kenyon moved to Gredington. The Kenyon family itself came originally from the parish of Winwick, Lancashire, but moved to Park-head, near Blackburn, before finally settling at Peel Hall. The mansion of Peel Hall is still in the possession of the Kenyon family. Lloyd Keynon's second son and heir was Lloyd Kenyon (1732-1802), 1st Baron Kenyon, Chief Justice of Chester 1780, Attorney General 1782, Master of the Rolls 1784 and Lord Chief Justice, 1788. He also served as M.P. for Hindon, Wiltshire 1780-1784, and Tregony, Cornwall, 1784-1788. He was created a baronet in 1784 and elevated to the status of Baron in 1788. He married Mary, third daughter of George Kenyon of Peel Hall, Lancashire, in 1773. He was succeeded by his son, George, 2nd Baron Kenyon, who married Margaret Emma, only daughter of Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart., of Hanmer, Flintshire, by Margaret his wife, eldest daughter and co-heiress of George Kenyon of Peel Hall, Lancashire. Their son and heir, Lloyd (1805-1869), 3rd Baron Kenyon, succeeded to the estate and he in turn was succeeded by his son, another Lloyd Kenyon (1864-1927), 4th Baron. His heir was Sir Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon (b. 1917). According to the 1873 return of owners of land, Lord Kenyon owned an estimated 7,191 acres in Flintshire and Denbighshire with an estimated rental of £10,563.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: general records; papers of Hon. G.T. Kenyon; Welsh estate; Gredington; estate plans; Lancashire estate; miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs Lee, Bygott and Eccleston, solicitors, Shrewsbury, per Shropshire Record Office in April 1965.

Note

Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6).

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

These papers were accumulated by William Lee Brookes, a partner in the firm of Brookes and Lee, Solicitors, Whitchurch, Shropshire. With Hon. George Thomas Kenyon he was a trustee of the will of Lloyd, 3rd Baron Kenyon.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further papers relating to the Kenyon family are Flintshire Record Office, D/KY; Lancashire Record Office, DD/Ke; and The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, MSS 5296-5303.

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