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Plas Gwyn estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PLASGWYN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Plas Gwyn Estate Records

Short Title: Plas Gwyn estate, records

Creation date(s): [1231]-[c.1913]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.286 cubic metres (10 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Panton family of Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, and Bagillt, Flintshire


Administrative/Biographical history: William Jones (1649-1728) of Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was the grandfather of Jane, who married Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire. William's brother John Jones (1650-1727) was dean of Bangor and pioneer of Welsh charity-schools which he founded and endowed in the parishes with which he was connected. William's son, William Jones (1687-1755) married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Price of Derwen, Denbighshire. It is their daughter, Jane (c. 1725-1764), sole heiress of Plas Gwyn and Derwen who married Paul Panton (1727-1797).
Paul Panton (1727-1797) of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary, and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area. He married, Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton (1758-1822) junior. On his death unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841.


Scope and content/abstract: Estate and family papers of Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey comprising deeds of the estate in North Wales, 1507-1844; Panton family correspondence, notably that of Paul Panton and Paul Panton junior, 1752-1847; and papers of John Jones (1650-1727), dean of Bangor, including records relating to the diocese of Bangor, and antiquarian correspondence.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the Plas Gwyn Papers (1924 Deposit), which are arranged chronologically by record type; Plas Gwyn Deeds (1929 Deposit) and Plas Gwyn Deeds (1936 Deposit), both groups arranged chronologically; the Plas Gwyn (Panton) Letters and Papers (Treffos), which are arranged by bundle; and the Panton Deeds which are 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 catalogues under the former titles, Plas Gwyn (Vivian) Manuscripts & Documents, Plas Gwyn Letters & Papers, Plas Gwyn Deeds, and Panton Deeds are available at NLW.


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 Cyril Panton Vivian, Treffos, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, between 1924 and December 1936.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Plas Gwyn estate are NLW, Esgair & Pantperthog Estate Records; Flintshire Record Office, D/PG; and Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales Bangor Library, Plas Gwyn MSS and Carter-Vincent Papers.


Note: Present title derived from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Veysey, A.G. ed., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Flintshire County Council, 1974).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002

Antiquarians | Wales, North
Estate administration | Wales, North
Panton family, | of Bagillt and Plas Gwyn | Archives

Personal names
Jones , John , 1650-1727
Panton , Paul
Panton , Paul , 1758-1822
Panton family , of Bagillt and Plas Gwyn

Corporate names
Bagillt Estate (Wales)
Church in Wales | Diocese of Bangor


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