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National Library of Wales
Eyton family of Leeswood, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0210 MSEYTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Eyton family of Leeswood MSS

Short Title: Eyton family of Leeswood, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1789-1891

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3 volumes

Name of creator(s): Eyton family of Leeswood

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Eytons of Old Leeswood, Flintshire had been established as a prominent family in the Mold area for some six generations before they acquired the estate of the Hope family of Broughton in the parishes of Hawarden and Hope, also in Flintshire, through the marriage, [c. 1752], of the Reverend John Eyton and Penelope (née Hope). In 1813 their son, the Reverend Hope Eyton (later Hope Wynne Eyton) purchased Leeswood Hall; he served as vicar of Mold from 1792 until his death in 1824. Jane, the daughter of Robert Lloyd of Swanhill, Oswestry, married, in 1814, John Wynne Eyton, the son of Hope Wynne Eyton. Katherine Eyton (née Mainwaring) was the wife of Thomas Wynne Eyton of Leeswood Hall.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers, 1789-1891, of, or relating to, the Eyton family of Leeswood, Flintshire, comprising two diaries, 1789 and 1799, containing mainly agricultural and other accounts and memoranda, respectively by Robert Lloyd of Swanhill and the Reverend Hope Wynn Eyton of Leeswood Hall; and a memorandum book, [c. 1845]-1891, of Katherine Eyton of Leeswood Hall.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 23534-23536.

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Description based on Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003).

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Accruals: No accruals expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Bought from the Castle Bookshop in Holt, Wrexham in 1996.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: See also the Leeswood MSS which are housed at Flintshire Record Office.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title based on contents

Archivist's note: Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IX (Aberystwyth, 2003); Archives Network Wales on-line site, viewed 11 May 2009.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2009


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Eyton family, | of Leeswood | Archives

Personal names
Eyton family , of Leeswood

Corporate names
Leeswood Estate (Wales)
Leeswood Hall (Wales)

Places
Flintshire (Wales)

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