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Bangor University
Lord Uxbridge Marriage Settlement Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS MQA

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Lord Uxbridge Marriage Settlement Papers

Short Title: Lord Uxbridge Marriage Settlement Papers

Creation date(s): 1898

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 2 items

Name of creator(s): Paget and Chetwynd families


Administrative/Biographical history: The Plas Newydd estate, situated at Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll on Anglesey, north Wales was home to the Paget and Bayly families who held the title Earl of Uxbridge and, after 1815, Marquess of Anglesey when the then Lord Uxbridge was given the latter title for his heroism at Waterloo.
Henry Paget, the fifth Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905) was a colourful, flamboyant character who converted the chapel at Plas Newydd into a private theatre, known as the Gaiety Theatre and brought in theatre companies to stage lavish productions of popular plays and pantomimes. His passion for jewellery and clothes led him to bankruptcy. In 1898 there was a settlement prior to the marriage of Henry Paget and Lilian Florence Maud Chetwynd, elder daughter of Sir George Chetwynd of Grendon Hall, Warwickshire. There were no children from this short-lived marriage and when Lord Uxbridge died without issue the estate passed to his first cousin Charles Henry Alexander Paget. In 1976, his son, the seventh and present Marquess gave the house to the National Trust, which has since administered the property.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises marriage settlements of Lord Uxbridge (later the Fifth Marquess of Anglesey) and Lady Uxbridge, 1898.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 33011-2

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Material was received through the British Records Association and deposited at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor, by Frere Cholmeley, Solicitors, 28 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.


Related material: Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Plas Newydd Manuscripts and papers relating to the Gaiety Theatre, Anglesey . .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Marriage settlements | England | Warwickshire
Marriage settlements | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Anglesey , Henry Cyril Paget , 1875-1905 , Marquis of
Chetwynd , George , 1849-1917 , Sir
Gilliat , Lilian Florence Maud , 1876-1962

Corporate names


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