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Flintshire Record Office
Kenyon Trustees Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/KT

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Kenyon Trustees Papers

Short Title: Kenyon Trustees Papers

Creation date(s): 1656-1911 (predominantly late 18th century-1897)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 134 items

Name of creator(s): Trustees of the will of Lloyd, 3rd Baron Kenyon of Gredington, Flintshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The Kenyon family settled in Wales when Lloyd Kenyon (1696-1773), son of Thomas Kenyon, married Jane, eldest daughter of Robert Eddowes of Eagle Hall, Cheshire, and Anne, daughter and heiress of the Rev. Richard Hilton of Gredington, Hanmer, Flintshire, in 1730. On the death of the Rev. Richard Hilton, vicar of Hanmer, Lloyd Kenyon moved to Gredington. The Kenyon family itself came originally from the parish of Winwick, Lancashire, but moved to Park-head, near Blackburn, before finally settling at Peel Hall. The mansion of Peel Hall is still in the possession of the Kenyon family. Lloyd Keynon's second son and heir was Lloyd Kenyon (1732-1802), 1st Baron Kenyon, Chief Justice of Chester 1780, Attorney General 1782, Master of the Rolls 1784 and Lord Chief Justice, 1788. He also served as M.P. for Hindon, Wiltshire 1780-1784, and Tregony, Cornwall, 1784-1788. He was created a baronet in 1784 and elevated to the status of Baron in 1788. He married Mary, third daughter of George Kenyon of Peel Hall, Lancashire, in 1773. He was succeeded by his son, George, 2nd Baron Kenyon, who married Margaret Emma, only daughter of Sir Thomas Hanmer, Bart., of Hanmer, Flintshire, by Margaret his wife, eldest daughter and co-heiress of George Kenyon of Peel Hall, Lancashire. Their son and heir, Lloyd (1805-1869), 3rd Baron Kenyon, succeeded to the estate and he in turn was succeeded by his son, another Lloyd Kenyon (1864-1927), 4th Baron. His heir was Sir Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon (b. 1917). According to the 1873 return of owners of land, Lord Kenyon owned an estimated 7,191 acres in Flintshire and Denbighshire with an estimated rental of £10,563.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Kenyon family trustees, 1866-1908; papers of Hon. George Thomas Kenyon, 1857-1886; Welsh estate rentals, 1845-1853, and correspondence and papers, 1831-1895; and Peel Hall estate correspondence and papers, 1803-1892.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: general records; papers of Hon. G.T. Kenyon; Welsh estate; Gredington; estate plans; Lancashire estate; miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No Restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: These papers were accumulated by William Lee Brookes, a partner in the firm of Brookes and Lee, Solicitors, Whitchurch, Shropshire. With Hon. George Thomas Kenyon he was a trustee of the will of Lloyd, 3rd Baron Kenyon.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further papers relating to the Kenyon family are Flintshire Record Office, D/KY; Lancashire Record Office, DD/Ke; and The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, MSS 5296-5303.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (London, 1959); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2001

Estate administration | England | Cheshire
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Estate administration | Wales | Flintshire
Gredington Estate (Wales) | Archives
Kenyon family, | of Peel Hall | Archives

Personal names
Kenyon , George T.
Kenyon family , of Peel Hall

Corporate names
Gredington Estate (Wales)
Peel Hall estate (England and Wales)

Flintshire (Wales)

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