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Flintshire Record Office
Chester Solicitor's manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/C

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Chester Solicitor's Papers

Short Title: Chester Solicitor's manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1561-1939 (accumulated [19th century]-1939)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 169 items

Name of creator(s): Wepre Hall estate; Sandycroft Brick and Tile Company; Winstanley family of Holywell; Llay Hall Colliery Company; other clients.


Administrative/Biographical history: A firm of solicitors in Chester, Cheshire, accumulated a group of deeds and documents relating to Flintshire and elsewhere, including those of the Jones and Freme families of Wepre Hall, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, and the Winstanley family of Holywell, Flintshire, clockmakers, and business records, including Sandycroft Brick and Tile Co., Flintshire, and Llay Hall Colliery and Brickworks, Denbighshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and papers collected by a Chester solicitor, 1561-1939, consisting of Wepre Hall estate papers, 1745-1920, including deeds, 1745-1877; sale particulars, 1825-1920; legal papers, 1752-1920; Sandycroft Brick and Tile Co. records, 1870-1905; papers of the Winstanley family, 1812-1867; deeds relating to land in Flintshire, 1640-1938; records relating to Wrexham Market Hall, 1825-1923; Llay Hall Colliery and Brickworks records, 1874-1901; deeds relating to land in Denbighshire, 1561-1939; and deeds relating to Anglesey, 1841-1899; Caernarfonshire, 1819-1907; and Merionethshire, 1842.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Wepre Hall estate; Sandycroft Brick and Tile Co.; Winstanley of Holywell; miscellaneous, Flintshire; Wrexham Market Hall; Llay Hall Colliery and Brickworks; miscellaneous, Denbighshire; and other counties.

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. 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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a Chester solicitor, 1965.



Note: Accumulated [19th century] -1939. Title supplied from identity of collector. The archive comprises earlier records accumulated by the collector.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Chester Solicitor's MSS catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Brickworks | Wales | Flintshire
Brickworks | Wales | Llay
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Llay
Deeds | Wales
Estate administration | Wales | Flintshire
Llay Hall Brick Company | Records and correspondence
Llay Hall Colliery Company | Records and correspondence
Markets | Wales | Wrexham
Sandycroft Brick and Tile Company | Records and correspondence
Winstanley family, | of Holywell | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Llay Hall Brick Company
Llay Hall Colliery Company
Sandycroft Brick and Tile Company
Wepre Hall Estate (Wales)

Denbighshire (Wales)
Flintshire (Wales)

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