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Bangor University
Wynn Hall Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 WH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Wynn Hall Manuscripts

Short Title: Wynn Hall Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1609 - 1977

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1049 items

Name of creator(s): Wynn/Wynne and Kenrick families etc.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Kenrick family of Wynn Hall, Denbighshire are descendents of Cynwrig ap Rhiwallon. Wynn Hall, situated in the parish of Ruabon was built by William Wynne c. 1649. The estate passed into the Kenrick family through the marriage of Sarah Hamilton, niece of John Wynn of Wynn Hall (d. 1714), to the Reverend John Kenrick. In the 17th and 18th centuries the family was connected with the development of nonconformity in the Wrexham area.
Detailed biographical information regarding family members can be found in The Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940 (London, 1959) and Chronicles of a nonconformist family: the Kenricks of Wynne Hall, Exeter and Birmingham by Norah Kenrick (Birmingham,1932).

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Estate and family papers consisting of: personalia, family papers; pedigrees; deeds, documents and papers relating to properties in Denbighshire, Montgomeryshire, London and Southampton; surveys, valuations, particulars etc.; accounts; industrial records relating to Wynn Hall colliery; estate correspondence; maps and plans; printed material; artefacts.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and then chronologically 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The collection was placed on deposit at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor in 1975 by Mrs Marion R. Wynn Kenrick of Victoria, Australia.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: Kenrick, Norah, Chronicles of a nonconformist family: the Kenricks of Wynne Hall, Exeter and Birmingham, Birmingham,1932.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Archivist's note: Wynn Hall Mss was the last collection to be catalogued by the archivist, Mr Alyn Giles Jones, before his retirement in 1983.

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | Wales
Estate administration | Wales

Personal names

Corporate names
Wynn Hall estate | (Wales)

Places

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