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Flintshire Record Office
Roskell, George, of Stokyn, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/299

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Roskell of Stokyn MSS

Short Title: Roskell, George, of Stokyn, papers

Creation date(s): 1720-1900

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 42 items

Name of creator(s): George Roskell (1777-1847) of Stokyn, Flintshire


Administrative/Biographical history: George Roskell (1777-1847) of Garstang, Lancashire, came to Flintshire as a shareholder in the Milwr Mine, and later became the senior partner in the Flint Smelting Works. In 1805, he married Mary Ann, only child of James Potts of Stokyn, near Holywell. His eldest son, George Potts Roskell succeeded to the Stokyn estate. The Perrin family who appear in a number of these deeds had owned the Flint Smelting Works in the 18th century.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to coal and lead mines and other properties owned by George Roskell, James Potts, Benjamin Perrin and others in Flint, Holywell, and elsewhere in Flintshire, 1720-1900, and to cotton mills in Lancashire, 1802, and London, 1791; and copy will of Benjamin Perrin, 1727.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Flint; Holywell; Llanasa; Whitford; Flint and Holywell; Chipping, Lancashire; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The archive remained in the Roskell family, and some material was added.

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier material accumulated by George Roskell, and later material added by his descendants.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Roskell of Stokyn MSS; Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office (Denbigh, 1974).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Lead mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Textile factories | England

Personal names
Roskell , George , 1777-1847 , of Stokyn (Holywell)

Corporate names

Flint (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)
Holywell (Wales)

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