ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects

[Cymraeg]

[Home]

[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Flintshire Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Flintshire Record Office
Keene and Kelly solicitors, collection of deeds and records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/KK

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Papers

Short Title: Keene and Kelly solicitors, collection of deeds and records

Creation date(s): 1457-1963

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 2160 items

Name of creator(s): Messrs Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Keene family were originally from Tunbridge Wells, Kent. In 1863, Alfred Thomas Keene (c. 1840-1904) entered into partnership with solicitors Arthur Troughton Roberts and Thomas Thelwell Kelly of Mold, Flintshire. The practice dealt mainly with properties in Flintshire and Denbighshire, including a number of large estates in northeast Wales (Grosvenor (Halkyn), Leeswood, Wigfair and Coed Du). The practice continued into the 20th century, becoming Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, and now Keene & Kelly & Keith Williams & Co.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, Flintshire, 1457-1963, including: Keene family papers, 1819-1927 including legal papers 1829-1927, family papers 1819-1922, investment records, 1856-1904 and business papers, 1853-1911; Mold parish records, 1583-1895; papers of the Lords of Mold, 1631-1940; Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, 1840-1907; Mostyn (Mold) estate, 1854-1878; Plas Annie and Celyn (Leeswood) estate, 1830-1916; Coed Du estate, 1919-1922; Howard family of Soughton (Northop) and Wigfair (St Asaph), 1857-1932; Richardson family of Greenfield, 1621-1879; Lloyd family of Wigfair and Pentre Hobyn, 1556-1921; Douglas family of Gyrn, 1727-1861; Wynne Eyton family, 1824-1883; Bankes family of Soughton, 1869-1908; Wright family of Brewer's Hall, Chester, 1710-1842; Hargreaves family, 1810-1868; Tyn Twll estate, Llwyne, 1806-1927; records relating to St Winefrede's Well, 1613-1915; Halkyn District Mines Drainage Act, 1873-1898; deeds relating to land in Flintshire, 1697-1963; deeds relating to land in Denbighshire, 1673-1945; Deeds relating to Cheshire, 1837-1897; Deeds relating to Essex, 1790-1854; miscellaneous practice papers, 1457-1948; and papers of the Davies family of Buckley, 1895-1937.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into five groups: Group One, Keene papers, Mold parish records, Lords of Mold, Richardson of Greenfield, Lloyd of Wigfair and Pentre Hobyn, Douglas of Gyrn, and miscellaneous practice papers; Group Two, shrievalty records, St Winefride's Well, Lords of Mold, Pentre Hobyn estate, Halkyn District Mines Drainage Act, Keene family, Wynne Eyton family, Douglas of Gyrn, Messrs Keene and Kelly, solicitors records, Bankes of Soughton, Wright of Brewer's Hall, Chester, Miscellaneous Flintshire Deeds, Miscellaneous Denbighshire Deeds, Miscellaneous Essex Deeds, Miscellaneous Lancashire Deeds and Hargreaves Family; Group Three, Lords of Mold, Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, Plas Annie estate, Coed Du estate, Howard of Soughton (Northop) and Wigfair (St Asaph), and miscellaneous; Group Four, Lords of Mold, Grosvenor (Halkyn) estate, Plas Annie and Celyn (Leeswood) estates, Tyn Twll estate (Llwynegrin), Howard of Soughton and Wigfair, Thomas Jones of Liverpool, and miscellaneous; and Group Five, Davies family of Buckley, correspondence and papers.

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

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of this catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives. Catalogue is searchable online at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Mold, Flintshire, 1963-1987.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Related material is Flintshire Record Office, Lords of Mold Papers, D/DM/1241; Grosvenor (Halkyn) Papers, D/GR; Denbighshire Record Office, Howard family of Wigfair; NLW, Wigfair Deeds and Documents.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive includes earlier documents accumulated by the firm in the course of its work.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Schedule of Keene and Kelly, Solicitors, Records; Veysey, A. G. (ed.), Guide to the Flintshire Record Office, (Flintshire County Council, Denbigh, 1974); Chester Business Finder website (http://www.touchchester.com/), viewed 13 Sep 2004. Item-level descriptions input by Beryl Hickman, Frances Jones and Jane Swinton.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Church records and registers | Wales | Mold
Deeds | England | Cheshire
Deeds | England | Essex
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Estate administration | Wales | Flintshire
Keene and Kelly | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names
Grosvenor Estate (Clwyd, Wales)
Keene and Kelly
Mold Manor (Wales)
Pentre Hobyn Estate (Wales)
Wigfair Estate (Wales)

Places
Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)
Mold (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Flintshire Record Office  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details