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Plas Heaton estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PLATON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Plas Heaton Estate Records

Short Title: Plas Heaton estate, records

Creation date(s): 1381, 1415, 1449-1908 (predominantly 1449-1856)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.114 cubic metres (4 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Plas Heaton estate

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Heatons of Plas Heaton were a branch of the Hetons of Heton, Lancashire, and first came to Wales as soldiers in the late 13 th century when they were given lands at Lleweni Green, Denbighshire, by Edward I. They married into several important local families, including the Myddeltons of Gwaenynog, the Griffiths of Garn, the Wynnes of Voelas and the Lloyds of Foxhall, thus acquiring further estates in Denbighshire.
In the 18th century the Heatons became lords of the Manor of Wareham, Norfolk, following the marriage of John Heaton (1696-1779) with Martha, only daughter of Christopher Adamson of Wareham, Hall, but they continued to reside in the Denbigh area. John Heaton (1787-1855) moved from Plas Heaton near Denbigh to Plas Newydd in the parish of Henllan, and renamed the house Plas Heaton. He was chairman of the Committee of Visitors of the North Wales Lunatic Assylum. His successor was his eldest son, John Richard Heaton (1816-1885) who died without issue, the estate passing to his brother, Hugh Edward Heaton (1821-1891). The estate then descended in the male line until Wilfred John Heaton who died without issue in 1965.
In the 18 cent. the Heatons became Lords of the Manor of Wareham, Norfolk, by the marriage of John Heaton (1696-1779) with Martha, only daughter of Christopher Adamson of Wareham Hall, but the family still resided in Denbighshire. John Heaton (1787-1855) was the first to be described as of Plas Heaton, Plas Heaton being purchased in 1805-1806, along with 1,342 acres of land. John Heaton (1787-1855) was Chairman of the Committee of Visitors of the North Wales Lunatic Asylum. His successor was his eldest son, John Richard Heaton (1816-1885) who died without issue, the estate passing to his brother, Hugh Edward Heaton (1821-1891). The estate then descended in the male line until Wilfred John Heaton (1890-1965), who died without issue.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Family and estate papers of the Heaton family of Plas Heaton, comprising mainly of deeds, 1381-1908, relating to estates in Denbighshire, Flintshire, Norfolk and the city of Chester.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: The deeds and documents have been arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by W. J. Heaton of Plas Heaton in 1948.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Estate maps are in NLW Map Collections (Plas Heaton vols 1-4 and Map 7276 134/1/27). Further papers are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/PH

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this record: Lloyd, J. Y. W., The History of Powys Fadog (London, 6 vols, 1881-87), vol. vi; Fletcher, Allan, 'Plas Heaton and the Heatons in the Nineteenth Century', Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions, vol. 45 (1996); Denbighshire Record Office, Schedule of Plas Heaton MSS.

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2001


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Heaton family, | of Plas Heaton | Archives
Plas Heaton Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Heaton family , of Plas Heaton

Corporate names
Plas Heaton Estate (Wales)

Places

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