Wynn Belasyse Letters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists of letters formerly in the possession of Lady Charlotte Wynn Belasyse. It includes a letter, dated 1788, from King George III to Lord Fauconberg thanking him for the offer of his house at Cheltenham and letters, dated 1801, from Queen Charlotte and her daughters, Princesses Augusta, Sophia, Matilda, Mary and Caroline to Lady Charlotte Wynn congratulating her on her marriage. Also includes correspondence, dated 1820-1821, between Mr Wynn Belasyse, Lady Charlotte and Sir B. Bloomfield on Lady Charlotte's request to be granted a peerage in her own right which the king refused.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lady Charlotte Wynn Belasyse, was the eldest daughter, by his first wife, of Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg (d. 1802), a favourite of George III. She married Thomas Edward Wynn, third son of Colonel Glynn Wynn of Caernarfon, brother of Sir Thomas Wynn of Glynllifon, 1st Baron Newborough. Thomas Edward Wynn took the name Belasyse.

Arrangement

Material has been arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

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Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 15266-15280

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