- -1847 (Creation)
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0.286 cubic metres (10 boxes)
Name of creator
William Jones (1649-1728) of Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was the grandfather of Jane, who married Paul Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire. William's brother John Jones (1650-1727) was dean of Bangor and pioneer of Welsh charity-schools which he founded and endowed in the parishes with which he was connected. William's son, William Jones (1687-1755) married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Price of Derwen, Denbighshire. It is their daughter, Jane (c. 1725-1764), sole heiress of Plas Gwyn and Derwen who married Paul Panton (1727-1797).
Paul Panton (1727-1797) of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey, was a descendant of the Panton family of Coleshill, Flintshire. He was a barrister, antiquary, and industrialist, who developed lead and coal mines, mainly in the Holywell area. He married, Jane Jones, heiress of the Plas Gwyn estate in 1756. His son and heir was Paul Panton (1758-1822) junior. On his death unmarried, much of the estate passed to his brother Jones Panton, and subsequently to his nephew, Jones Panton the younger, whose eldest daughter and heiress Mary married Charles, 2nd Baron Vivian, in 1841.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Cyril Panton Vivian, Treffos, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, between 1924 and December 1936.
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Scope and content
Estate and family papers of Panton of Bagillt, Flintshire, and Plas Gwyn, Anglesey comprising deeds of the estate in North Wales, 1507-1844; Panton family correspondence, notably that of Paul Panton and Paul Panton junior, 1752-1847; and papers of John Jones (1650-1727), dean of Bangor, including records relating to the diocese of Bangor, and antiquarian correspondence.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged into the Plas Gwyn Papers (1924 Deposit), which are arranged chronologically by record type; Plas Gwyn Deeds (1929 Deposit) and Plas Gwyn Deeds (1936 Deposit), both groups arranged chronologically; the Plas Gwyn (Panton) Letters and Papers (Treffos), which are arranged by bundle; and the Panton Deeds which are arranged chronologically.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
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Usual copyright laws apply.
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Hard copies of the catalogues under the former titles, Plas Gwyn Papers and Documents, Plas Gwyn Letters and Papers, Plas Gwyn Deeds, and Panton Deeds are available at NLW.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
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The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959); Veysey, A.G. ed., Guide to the Flintshire Record Office, (Flintshire County Council, 1974).
Compiled by Mair James.