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Plas Nantglyn MSS & Estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 NANTGLYN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Plas Nantglyn MSS & Estate Records

Short Title: Plas Nantglyn MSS & Estate, records

Creation date(s): 1527-1876

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.029 cubic metres (1 box, 2 loose items)

Name of creator(s): Wynne-Edwards family of Plas Nantglyn


Administrative/Biographical history: Plas Nantglyn was built in 1573. The estate descended in the male line of the Wynne family until 1743 when, on the death of Thomas Meredith Wynne, it passed to his aunt and co-heiress, Mary Wynne. Her daughter, Margaret Parry married Edward Cadwaladr (b. 1687), and it was with their sons that the surname Edwards became associated with Plas Nantglyn. On the death of their eldest son, Hugh Edwards (1721-c. 1787) without issue, the estate passed to his brother, Evan Edwards (1726-1796).
Evan's heir was his only son, the Rev. Thomas Wynne Edwards (1796-1877), vicar of Rhuddlan, Flintshire, from 1828 until his death. He married Eliza Gardner Williams (1797-1884), daughter of John Copner Williams, a Denbigh solicitor. He was succeeded by his eldest son, John Copner Wynne Edwards (1821-1886), a solicitor in Denbigh, who married Maria, daughter of Wood Gibson of Hope, Lancashire. J.C. Wynne Edwards was succeeded by his eldest son, Thomas Alured Wynne-Edwards (1855-1925), an engineer by profession. He served - with the rank of Colonel - the 4th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1908-1913, being appointed its Honorary Colonel in 1919. His son and heir was Lieutenant Colonel John Copner Wynne-Edwards (1890-1967).


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Wynne and Edwards families of Plas Nantglyn, Denbighshire, including Welsh literary manuscripts, 17 cent.-18 cent.; deeds and documents, 1527-1817; correspondence, 1827-1876; and printed items.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged by into three sections: manuscripts; deeds, documents and papers; and printed matter

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.


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 Lieut.-Colonel J.C. Wynne-Edwards in April 1948 and in 1949.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Plas Nantglyn estate are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/PN.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the completion of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue of the Plas Nantglyn MSS.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2002

Manuscripts, Welsh
Plas Nantglyn Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Edwards family , of Plas Nantglyn
Wynne family , of Plas Nantglyn
Wynne-Edwards family , of Plas Nantglyn

Corporate names
Plas Nantglyn Estate (Wales)


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