Wynn Hall Manuscripts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Estate and family papers consisting of :

  • Personalia, family papers
  • Pedigrees
  • Deeds, documents and papers relating to properties in Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, London and Southampton.
  • Surveys, valuations, particulars etc.
  • Accounts
  • Industrial records relating to Wynn Hall colliery
  • Estate correspondence
  • Maps and plans
  • Printed material
  • Artefacts

Administrative / Biographical History

The Kenrick family of Wynn Hall, Denbighshire are descendents of Cynwrig ap Rhiwallon. Wynn Hall, situated in the parish of Ruabon was built by William Wynne c. 1649. The estate passed into the Kenrick family through the marriage of Sarah Hamilton, niece of John Wynn of Wynn Hall (d. 1714), to the Reverend John Kenrick. In the 17th and 18th centuries the family was connected with the development of nonconformity in the Wrexham area.

Detailed biographical information regarding family members can be found in The Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940 (London, 1959) and Chronicles of a nonconformist family: the Kenricks of Wynne Hall, Exeter and Birmingham by Norah Kenrick (Birmingham,1932).


Arranged according to record type and then chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

The collection was placed on deposit at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor in 1975 by Mrs Marion R. Wynn Kenrick of Victoria, Australia.


Wynn Hall Mss was the last collection to be catalogued by the archivist, Mr Alyn Giles Jones, before his retirement in 1983.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.

Conditions Governing Use

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