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Kinmel deeds

Reference code(s): GB 0210 KINMEL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Kinmel Deeds

Short Title: Kinmel deeds

Creation date(s): 1313-[1825]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): H. R. Hughes of Kinmel Park


Administrative/Biographical history: Hugh Robert Hughes (1827-1911) of Kinmel Park, Flintshire, was an authority on Welsh heraldry and genealogy.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1313-[1825], from the collection of Angharad Llwyd (1779-1866), antiquary, including deeds relating to the Salusbury family of Lleweni, 1313-1677, and to the Myddelton family of of Chirk, [c. 1640].


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following groups: Salesbury of Llewenni, Myddleton of Chirk Castle, and miscellaneous documents.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Physical characteristics: Many of the deeds are impossible to read, even with the help of ultra-violet light.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The manuscript and deeds were brought together by H.R. Hughes who had acquired the collections of John Williams of Beaumaris and of Angharad Llwyd of Caerwys. The Kinmel deeds came from the collection of Angharad Llwyd, and many carry endorsements in her hand. She acquired them from a number of sources. The majority of the deeds seem to have once formed part of the archive of the Salusbury family of Lleweni.

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from the trustees of the estate of Mr Hugh Robert Hughes of Kinmel Park, Abergele, Flintshire in 1914.


Related material: Manuscripts acquired by H. R. Hughes are NLW MSS 1501-1631. Further papers relating to the Salusbury family of Lleweni are NLW, Lleweni Estate Records; Department of Manuscripts and Archives, University of Wales Bangor Library, Kinmel MSS; Flintshire Record Office, D/BC; and Manchester University: John Rylands Library: Eng MSS 530-660, Ch914-1262.
Papers relating to the Chirk Castle Estate are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/CC (Chirk Castle), and DD/PP (Plas Power); and NLW, Chirk Castle Estate Records, Longueville Papers (partly uncatalogued), Ruthin Lordship Records,and Plas Power Estate Records.
Records relating to their Yorkshire estates are held at Doncaster Archives Department.


Note: Title based on the name of the mansion house of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James and updated by Ann Francis Evans.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002 and September 2010.

Lleweni Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Myddelton family , of Chirk , Denbigh , Ruthin , Gwaenynog , London and Essex
Salusbury family , of Lleweni and Bachygraig

Corporate names
Chirk Castle Estate (Wales)
Lleweni Estate (Wales)


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