Fonds GB 0210 HARRISON - Harrison family papers

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Harrison family papers


  • 1571, 1649-1857 (Creation)

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0.029 cubic metres (1 box)

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Biographical history

Major Robert John Harrison (1779-1844) married Sophia Maria (d. 1836), the daughter of William Ilbert of Bowringsleigh, Devon, in 1810. Harrison took possession of the Llantysilio and Llanlloddian estates, Montgomeryshire, around 1822 on the death of Thomas Jones (fl. 1800-1816) of Llantysilio Hall, who died intestate. It appears that a dispute over possession of the estate was settled at the Shrewsbury Summer Assizes, 1823, and the Ruthin Summer Assizes, 1831. Major Harrison's son, the Rev. Robert John Harrison (d. 1872) of Caerhowel, Montgomeryshire, was rector of Forden. He married Elizabeth (d. 1858), daughter of the Rev. Devereux Mytton of Pen y lan, Montgomeryshire. Their son, Robert John Harrison (b. 1852) of Caer Howel married Charlotte Henrietta, third daughter of Hugh Montgomery of Grey Abbey, County Down, Ireland, in 1874.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Colonel G. R. D. Harrison of Welshpool per R. U. Sayce, in June 1947.
Deposited by Colonel G. R. D. Harrison of Fron Lwyd, Welshpool, and Mrs Maud Cleaver of Glebe House, Guilsfield, Welshpool, in September 1957.

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Scope and content

Papers, mainly correspondence, 1777-1840, of the Jones and Harrison family of Llantysilio Hall, Llangollen, including letters from Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby ('The Ladies of Llangollen') to various members of the Jones and Harrison families, 1800-1828. The papers also include deeds, 1571-1768, relating to the manor of Over Gorther in Montgomeryshire and Shropshire; and other documents, 1649-1857.

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All records deposited at NLW have been retained.


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System of arrangement

Arranged by date of deposit: the 1947 deposit,entitled Colonel G. R. D. Harrison (Welshpool) Papers, is arranged chronologically; the 1957 deposit, entitled Harrison Family Papers, is arranged into correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.

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Usual copyright laws apply

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  • English

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Finding aids

Hard copies of the 1947 and 1957 catalogues, entitled Colonel G. R. D. Harrison (Welshpool) Papers and Harrison Family Papers are available at NLW and HMC. The call number of the 1957 deposit is NLW Minor Deposit 623B.

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Further papers relating to the Harrison family of Llantysilio Hall are NLW, Papers of Harrison & Sons of Welshpool, (Solicitors); further papers relating to the Llantysilio Hall estate are Denbighshire Record Office, DD/LH (Llantysilio Hall Papers).

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2001


  • English



The following sources were used in the compilation of this record: Griffith, John Edwards, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families (Wrexham, 1998 reprint); NLW, Schedule of Harrison Family Papers.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham.

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