Series PEC5. - Correspondence of Mary Owen of Brogyntyn,

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Correspondence of Mary Owen of Brogyntyn,


  • 1728-1784. (Creation)

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11 folders.

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Letters to Mary Owen (née Godolphin), wife of William Owen of Brogyntyn, 1730-1784, mainly from her immediate family, Godolphin and Owen relatives, friends and other close associates. They constitute a rich, lively source of information on the personal, domestic and social circumstances of an eighteenth century gentry family. Many of the letters reflect Mrs Owen 's own interests in music, theatre, literature, political news and high society gossip among her contemporaries. Recurrent topics include the ecclesiastical career of Lewis Owen; renovations at Porkington, 1735-1743; the estates of Richard Clayton and Arthur Owen; Elizabeth Longueville 's settlement; Jacobite disturbances; elections in North Wales and Shropshire; church preferments in England and Wales; and court life under the Hanoverian royal family, 1731-1752.

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Arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each correspondent; unidentified items and drafts of replies are at the end of the last file.

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Preferred citation: PEC5.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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