Fonds GB 0210 MSKINM - Kinmel manuscripts

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Kinmel manuscripts


  • [14 cent.]-[?1910s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

131 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

The manuscripts were brought together mainly, if not entirely, by Hugh Robert Hughes (1827-1911) of Kinmel Park, Abergele, who purchased the collections of John Williams (1833-1872) of Beaumaris and Miss Angharad Llwyd (1780-1866) of Caerwys, and later of Tyn-y-Rhyl. To these Mr Hughes added a number of manuscripts from various sources. Mr Hughes's special subjects were heraldry and genealogy but he took a keen interest in all that related to the history and topography of North Wales.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Trustees of the late Mr H. R. Hughes; Kinmel Park; Purchase; 1914.

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Scope and content

A collection of manuscripts containing pedigrees and genealogical material relating mainly to North Wales; extracts, etc. from Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire deeds; accounts, [17 cent.]-[19 cent.], of the Ty Fry estate, Anglesey; transcripts by Angharad Llwyd; material relating to David Hughes, founder of the free grammar school, Beaumaris; extracts from Anglesey public records and other notes and transcripts relating to Anglesey; a calendar relating to the Courts of Great Sessions for Flintshire and Denbighshire, 1668-1696; correspondence collected by John Lloyd, Caerwys (1733-1793); Caerwys churchwardens' accounts, 1662-1669, 1680-1690, 1697-1698; material relating to Abergele; miscellaneous transcripts, extracts and translations; etc.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 1501-1631 (the Angharad Llwyd manuscripts are NLW MSS 1551-1616).

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • Breton
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Romance Language
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, Welsh, Norman French, Cornish, Breton, Greek, Hebrew, French.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Detailed descriptions of some documents now incorporated in these manuscripts are available in the typescript schedule of Kinmel Deeds (1982), available in the Library's South Reading Room.

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Notes area


Title based on contents of fonds.


Creator ref. no.: Kinmel MSS 1-131.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

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


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Dates of creation revision deletion


  • English



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