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Ewloe Hall, deeds and documents

Reference code(s): GB 0210 EWLOE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Ewloe Hall Deeds and Documents

Short Title: Ewloe Hall, deeds and documents

Creation date(s): 1734-1893

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 55 items

Name of creator(s): Ewloe Hall estate


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1761 Thomas Mesham the younger of Ewloe in the parish of Hawarden, Flintshire, married Ellen Bennett, the eldest daughter of Arthur Bennett of Glan-y-wern, Denbighshire. A Robert Mesham (d. pre-1872) was succeeded by his daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Mesham (alive 1872), her brother the Rev. Arthur Bennett Mesham (alive 1845-1856), rector of Wootton, Kent, and rural dean, being dead. Arthur's son Captain Mesham was the male representative of the family in 1872. By 1872 the family had moved from Ewloe Hall to the recently erected mansion of Pontruffydd in the parish of Bodfari, Denbighshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Title deeds and papers, 1734-1893, of the Mesham family of Ewloe Hall in the parish of Hawarden, Flintshire, and the associated family of Bennet of Glan y Wern in the parish of Llandyrnog, Denbighshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into Denbighshire , Flintshire, English counties and Miscellaneous

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. The catalogue is in NLW, Minor Lists and Summaries, 1992, pp. 32-3. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records purchased by NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased by NLW from Burgess Browning of London in July 1991.


Related material: A volume of survey maps of the Ewloe Hall estate and the Glan-y- wern estates, 1772, forming part of the purchase, is National Library of Wales, Map Collections, MS Map Vol. 85.


Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Ewloe Hall NLW, Schedule of Ewloe Hall Deeds and Documents; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol I.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002


Personal names
Bennet family , of Glan y Wern
Mesham family , of Ewloe Hall

Corporate names
Ewloe Hall Estate (Wales)


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