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Flintshire Record Office
Conway family, of Soughton, deeds and papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/298

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Conway of Soughton MSS

Short Title: Conway family, of Soughton, deeds and papers

Creation date(s): 1721-[c. 1960] (mainly 1721-1897)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 54 items

Name of creator(s): Conway family of Soughton


Administrative/Biographical history: The Conway family, of Soughton Hall and Lower Soughton, Northop, Flintshire, were descended from the Conwy family of Bodrhyddan, Flintshire. John Conway of Soughton died in 1680. He was succeeded eventually by a daughter, Elizabeth, who married the Rev. Benjamin Conway, of Efenechtyd, Denbighshire, Warden of Ruthin and Vicar of Northop, Flintshire. Their only daughter married the Rev. John Potter (subsequently Conway Potter) of Badgworth (fl. 1784-1821). He later remarried, to Mary Elizabeth Lloyd of Soughton, daughter of Howel Lloyd of Hafodunos, Llangernyw, Denbighshire. His grandson was the Rev. Benjamin Conway Conway of Lower Soughton and Efenechdyd (fl. 1837-1845). The family had interest in Podimore, Somerset.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to properties in Soughton, Northop, Mold, Flint and Abergele in Flintshire, Efenechtyd, Llanfwrog, Clocaenog, Llandyrnog and Llanynys in Denbighshire, and Podimore, Somerset, 1721-1877; miscellaneous papers of the Conway family, 1734-1897; and xerox copy of family Bible fly-leaves, [c. 1960].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; and family papers.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Flintshire Record Office, Conway of Soughton MSS; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.)

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Conway family, | of Soughton | Archives
Deeds | England | Podimore
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire

Personal names
Conway family , of Soughton

Corporate names

Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)
Northop (Wales)
Podimore (England)
Somerset (England)
Soughton (Wales)

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