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Flintshire Record Office
Panton of Plas Gwyn Estate Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/PG

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Panton of Plas Gwyn Estate Papers

Short Title: Panton of Plas Gwyn Estate Papers

Creation date(s): 1641-1914

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 308 items

Name of creator(s): Plas Gwyn estate

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Paul Panton 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 of Flintshire. He married Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton 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.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Deeds, 1642-1914, mainly for Anglesey and Flintshire, including deeds relating to Nant-y-moch smelting works, 1742-1914, and lead, coal and copper mining, 1753-1899; plans, mostly drafts, of lands in Pentraeth, Penmynydd, Llandegfan and elsewhere in Anglesey,[c. 1778]-1815, and legal papers and correspondence relating mainly to the Plas Gwyn estate, 1699-1912.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following: deeds; estate records; legal papers; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Flintshire Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to the family are Esgair and Pantperthog, Panton Deeds, Plas Gwyn Estate Records, and Plas Gwyn MSS, all in the National Library of Wales; Carter-Vincent Papers at the Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales Bangor Library, and Caernarfon Record Office, 6/79. A group of Panton MSS are National Library of Wales MSS 1970-2068; and a group of Panton (Gwydir) MSS are National Library of Wales MSS 9051-61.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project, updated by Steven Davies of Flintshire Record Office. 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 ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2001


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Anglesey
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Copper mines and mining | Wales | Anglesey
Copper mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Lead mines and mining | Wales | Anglesey
Lead mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Panton family, | of Plas Gwyn | Archives
Plas Gwyn Estate (Anglesey, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Plas Gwyn Estate (Anglesey, Wales)

Places
Penmynydd (Wales)
Pentraeth (Wales)

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