Scope and Content

Deeds relating to coal and lead mines and other properties owned by George Roskell, James Potts, Benjamin Perrin and others in Flint, Holywell, and elsewhere in Flintshire, 1720-1900, and to cotton mills in Lancashire, 1802, and London, 1791; and copy will of Benjamin Perrin, 1727.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Roskell (1777-1847), fourth son of Nicholas Roskell of Garstang, Lancashire, came to Flintshire as a shareholder in the Milwr Mine, and later became the senior partner in the Flint Smelting Works. In 1805, he married Mary Anne, only child of James Potts of Stokyn, near Holywell. His eldest son, George Potts Roskell succeeded to the Stokyn estate. The Perrin family who appear in a number of these deeds had owned the Flint Smelting Works in the 18th century.


Arranged into the following: Flint; Holywell; Llanasa; Whitford; Flint and Holywell; Chipping, Lancashire; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Alderman H. M. Allen, Liverpool, per Liverpool Record Office, 1971.


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

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The archive remained in the Roskell family, and some material was added.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names