Papers: Massey family, Cornelyn, Llangoed

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers: Cornelyn estate, 1860 - 1888, Anglesey; papers of other Massey family properties 1794 - 1862; family papers, 1787 - 1919, mainly social events, including letters and bundle of recipes; financial papers, 1791 - 1969; and papers regarding the office of sheriff and military commissions, 1864 - 1905.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Massey (1817-1897) of Cornelyn, Anglesey, the eldest son of Richard Massey of Mostyn Hall, Cheshire, married Margaret Henrietta Maria of Rhosfawr, Caernarfonshire (d. 1899). William and Margaret's children died without issue, Cornelyn being sold in 1960 by the last male Massey. All of Cornelyn's pictures, furniture and other effects passed to Sybil Mary, granddaughter of Francis Elcocke Massey (1822-1898) of Poole Hall, Cheshire. Francis was the brother of Margaret Henrietta Maria (d. 1899). Sybil Mary married Col. Humphrey B. M. Wright, Conyers Place, Marnhull, Dorset.


Arranged chronologically / Trefnwyd yn gronolegol / Trefnwyd yn gronolegol

Conditions Governing Access

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

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: Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint); Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue of the Massey family, Cornelyn, Llangoed.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The collection is an extremely mixed collection and was originally in many folders and books with no apparent order. Except for one scrap album, all other papers have been removed from their original folders and sorted. As the documents appear to have originated with so many members of the Massey families of Cornelyn, Poole Hall, and Mostyn Hall, no attempt has been made to separate the Massey families


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Related Material

There are papers of the Massey family in the Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service, in DBC 2284 and D 5602. There are two bundles of accounts, an album and the Baron Hill estate copies of deeds for transactions with the Masseys of Cornelyn in the Archives, University of Wales Bangor; and Oriel Ynys Môn has a collection of botanical drawings by Gwendolen and Edith Massey of Cornelyn.