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Flintshire Record Office
Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis collection of deeds and Hawarden papers

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/LJ

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis, Solicitors, Papers

Short Title: Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis collection of deeds and Hawarden papers

Creation date(s): 1397-1980 [accumulated (c.1920)-2000]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1336 items

Name of creator(s): Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis, Solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history: Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis, Solicitors, of Mold, Flintshire, had clients in both Flintshire and Denbighshire, including the Hawarden Castle estate, Flintshire. Messrs Barker and Hignett (later Barker and Rogerson), of Chester, Cheshire, acted as the Hawarden estate solicitors until c. 1920, when Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis took over (possibly because Barker and Rogerson was ceasing trading). The Glynne family had owned the estate since the mid 17th century; following the death of Sir Stephen Richard Glynne, 9th Bart (1807-1874), the estate passed to his nephew, William Henry Gladstone, eldest son of William Ewart Gladstone. The estate included valuable mineral deposits that were leased to and exploited by collieries such as Aston Hall, Buckley and Lane End. During the 19th century, the Hawarden Castle estate sold land to a number of railway companies, including the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company and the Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay Railway Company.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis, Solicitors, 1657-1952, including papers of the Hawarden estate, 1657-1939, consisting of deeds relating to lands in Aston, Broughton, Buckley, Ewloe, Hawarden, Queensferry, Saltney and Sandycroft, Flintshire, 1657-1909; Hawarden Castle estate deeds, 1772-1876; Aston Hall estate deeds, 1811-1906; Hawarden manorial records, 1746-1770; Hawarden estate papers, 1739-1939; colliery and clay works records, [c. 1834]-1928; chemical works records, 1872-1886; engineering works records, 1899-1916; records of Sandycroft foundry, 1803-1916; records of Queensferry munitions factory, 1915-1923; shipbuilding records, 1894-1909; records relating to railway lines, including Buckley, 1853-1867; Chester and Holyhead, 1844-1897; Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire, 1884-1891; Mold, 1847-1849; Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay, 1862-1921; miscellaneous railway records, 1849-1906; family papers of the Glynne and Gladstone families of the Hawarden estate, including marriage settlements, 1772-1875; wills and testamentary papers, 1812-1915; correspondence, 1866-1916; financial papers, 1794-1920; papers relating to the offices of sheriff, Deputy Lieutenant and Lord Lieutenant of the county of Flintshire, 1802-1911; legal papers, 1699-1936; miscellaneous client records relating to Flintshire, 1895-1952; and Denbighshire, 1920-1934; miscellaneous records, 1895-1944; and records of Barker and Hignett (later Barker and Rogerson) of Chester, Solicitors, 1757-1920, including practice papers, 1757-1920; deeds, 1786-1875; estate papers, 1807-1870; and Barker family papers, 1829-1860.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Hawarden estate, consisting of deeds, manorial, estate, industrial concerns, railways, family, office legal papers; Other clients consisting of Flintshire and Denbighshire papers; Miscellaneous; Barker of Chester papers, consisting of deeds, estate, family and solicitor's practice 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 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: The Hawarden estate records were transferred to Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis from Barker and Rogerson, of Chester, c. 1920.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis, Solicitors, Mold, Flintshire, 2000.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Glynne-Gladstone family are Flintshire Record Office, D/BJ, D/HA; Glynne-Gladstone Papers at Gladstone's Library; and National Library of Wales, Glynne of Hawarden Estate Records.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive contains earlier records accumulated by Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis.

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, Llewellyn-Jones and Armon Ellis MSS catalogue; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. I.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Barker & Hignett, Solicitors | Records and correspondence
Clay industries | Wales | Flintshire
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Estate administration | Wales | Flintshire
Gladstone family | Archives
Glynne family, | of Hawarden | Archives
Hawarden Estate (Wales) | Archives
Railways | England
Railways | Wales, North
Solicitors | England | Chester | Archives

Personal names
Gladstone family , of Hawarden
Glynne family , of Hawarden

Corporate names
Barker and Hignett
Barker and Rogerson
Hawarden Estate (Wales)
Llewellyn-Jones & Armon Ellis

Flintshire (Wales)

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