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Williams Wynn family, of Wynnstay
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Miscellaneous papers,

  • NLW MS 21820F.
  • File
  • 1715-1985

Papers, 1715-1985, of miscellaneous provenance, including a brief memoir [watermark 1794] of Richard Wilson by Joseph Farington, apparently unpublished (ff. 5-7); a transcript of the regulations, 1795, regarding the charges for crossing the ferry at Llandeilo (ff. 174-5); scenario and cast, [c. 1807], of 'Miller of Mansfield', a play, apparently unpublished, for performance in the theatre at Wynnstay by members of the Wynn family and their friends (ff. 179-84); autograph fragments of 'De Chatillon' and of the original manuscript of The Vespers of Palermo by Felicia Hemans (ff. 9, 178); a copy of the fourth Report, 1832, of the Anglesey branch of the Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (see also NLW MS 1600E and Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions 1957, 20-5) (ff. 53-4); draft lecture notes, [c. 1846]-1847, of the Rev. Calvert Richard Jones, photographic pioneer, describing his visit to Malta during the winter of 1845-1846 and containing his observations on evidence in favour of St Paul's shipwreck having occurred in Malta (ff. 98-101); and a copy of a special typescript issue of the North Wales Chronicle, 6 May 1926, outlining the state of the country during the general strike of 1926 (ff. 102-3).

Farington, Joseph, 1747-1821

Pedigrees, genealogical notes, etc.,

Miscellaneous papers including genealogical notes on the descendants of [the Rev.] Hugh Williams, D.D. [father of Sir William Williams ('Speaker Williams') and founder of the family of Wynn of Wynnstay]; a pedigree tracing the descent of the children of [the Rev.] Rich[ar]d Howard [rector of Denbigh, 1818-1843, and of Llandegfan with Beaumaris, 1826-1843] and Dorothea, his wife [née] Clough, from the aforementioned Hugh W[illia]ms; a pedigree headed 'The Carreglwyd Pedigree Copied at Carreglwyd [co. Anglesey] the 20th Sept. 1820' tracing the descent of John, William, Sarah and Barbara, children of the Rev. Rich[ard] Griffith, vicar of Carnarvon (Llanbeblig) [1746-1762], and Margaret, his wife [née Griffith of Carreglwyd], from Ednyvet Vychan and thence from 'Marchudd one of the 15 Tribes of North Wales'; a record of the births and christenings [at Llanbeblig] of John, Edw[ar]d, Emm [sic], W[illia]m and Sarah [children of the aforementioned Rev. Richard Griffith and Margaret, his wife], 1730-1737, and of the births, 1733-1734, of two other children of the said Richard and Margaret who were not christened; a pedigree tracing the descent of Maria Emma Elisabeth Conway [nat. 1840], only child and heiress of Rich[ar]d Trygarn Griffith [of Carreglwyd] and wife of Sir Chandos Stanhope Hoskyn Reade [8th Bart.], from Edward Griffith of Carnarvon, mercer [grandfather of the aforesaid Rev. Richard Griffith]; a copy of a memorial inscription to the Rev. William Griffith, son of the aforesaid Rev. R[ichard] Griffith, vicar of Carnarvon (Llanbeblig) [1762-1766], in the parish church of Frodsham, co. Chester; genealogical memoranda relating to the family of Powell of Glanywern in the parish of Llandyrnog, co. Denbigh, including a pedigree showing the 'Descent of the Cloughs from the Powells of Glanywern & their Consequent Half Blood Relations'; a copy of a memorial inscription to Howel Lloyd of Hafodunos and Dorothea, his wife; a pedigree (with armorial bearings) showing the parents, paternal grandparents, and children of the aforesaid Howell and Dorothea Lloyd; a record of the births and of the christenings in St. Mary's chapel, Carnarvon, 1772-1785, of Thomas, Emma, Margaret, Wynn, Richard Coytmor, Robert and Hugh, children of Richard Howard [of Carnarvon, ob. 1792] and Barbara, his wife; genealogical memoranda relating to Katherine of Berain and her descendants; a copy (? translation from Latin) of the memorial inscription to Sara Horsley, ob. 1805, wife of Samuel Horsley, bishop successively of St. Davids [1788-1793], Rochester [1793-1802], and St. Asaph [1802-1806]; a copy of an obituary notice in respect of Mrs. [Anne] Wynne, relict of John Wynne, bishop [successively of St. Asaph, 1715-1727, and] of Bath and Wells [1727-1743]; a draft of a memorial inscription to the Newborough family which was to be set up [in the parish church of Berkley, Somerset] in 1751; a pedigree tracing the descent of [the Rev.] Benjamin Conway Potter [who circa 1825 assumed the surname Conway in lieu of Potter] from Henry de Novoburgo, [cr. 1st] earl of Warwick [1088]; biographical notes on [the Rev.] Robert Potter, 1721-[1804], his father, grandfather and great grandfather; and papers relating to law suits in connection with a messuage and lands called Nant yr Helfa, parish of Llanyckill, Merioneth (second half of the seventeenth century).

The Cycle of the White Rose

  • NLW MSS 23301-2C, 23303B.
  • File
  • 1935

'A History of the Cycle 1710-1869' compiled in 1935 by Nest Lloyd and Susan Mainwaring, recounts the history of 'The Cycle of the White Rose', originally a Welsh Jacobite Club, which was established at Wrexham in 1710 to serve north-east Wales and part of Cheshire. The volumes consist mainly of extracts from the extant minute-books, now designated NLW MSS 14941-2C, supplemented by additional material from other sources. NLW MS 23301C includes a chapter on the Jacobite links of the Williams Wynn family of Wynnstay and an appendix containing details for Cycle meetings kept at Overton, co. Flint, during the period 1760-74 (see NLW MS 14943D); NLW MS 23302C consists of lists of, and notes on, members, illustrated with armorial bearings and engravings of 'Cycle' houses; and NLW MS 23303B includes notes on the Wynnstay Theatre, comprising lists of performances and casts, 1773-87.

Lloyd, Nest, fl. 1935

Williams-Wynne, Wynnstay, press cuttings

  • NLW ex 1851-4
  • File

Four volumes of press cuttings and other papers, 1725-1889, one bearing the title 'Records of Events in North Wales and on The Borders'; and the others relating mainly to the Williams-Wynn family of Wynnstay, the Wynne family of Peniarth, and to politics, mainly in Merionethshire, including election addresses and other political ephemera