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Correspondence, &c., of John Jones, Junior, and others,

Holograph letters and miscellaneous papers of the family of John Jones, Junior, of Wrexham, etc. The writers include Anne Vaughan, Corsygedol, to her brother Collonell Hugh Wynne, Bodscallan near Conway, [16]72 (a dispute with Mr. Jones of Wrexam over a right of way); Humphrey Jones to John Jones, 1673-1681 (4), and to [his step-daughter] Mary Jones, [16]86 (James Payne's portion, a debt due from Tho. Humphreys, and other money matters, a tenant for the ferry at Conway; the receipt of the writer's rent, the troubles of 'poor Dicke' [Richard Jones of Llanenddwyn]); J[onathan] Edwardes [archdeacon of Londonderry], Newtown Limavady, to his nephew [John] Jones, [16]79 (news of the writer's family); Charles Price, Machynlleth, to [John Jones] 1683 (Humffrey Jones's estate) (endorsed with a letter from Thomas Griffith, Llanciling, [16]83); Ann Major, London, to her aunt Mrs. Mary Jones, Brynnyfunon in Wrexham, 1684 (news of the writer's family); Jo. Jones to [his father-in-law Humphrey Jones], [16]84, and from Wrexham, etc., to his wife Mary Jones, Brin y ffynnon, etc., 1686-1690 (9) (an account of the possession of Penamnen, the likely ruin of the Taltreithin estate, personal, concerns in Mallwyd, Sir Richard Middleton's death, hangings in the Wrexham area, news of friends, money matters, the writer's term of office as sheriff [of Denbighshire], elections of 1690, Merioneth sessions); Roger Sontley, Wrexham, to Mr. 'Debity' Jones, Aldermanbury, London, 1689 (legal, news of actions in Ireland); Mary (Marry) Jones to her [step-]father Humphrey Jones, Aldermanbury, London, [16]86, and to [her husband John Jones], undated (2) (the recipient's concerns, losses caused by Tho. Jones, a visit to Sir W[illiam] W[illiams]); Wm. Williams to [ ] Jones, 1688 (arrears of rent) (fragment); F[ranics] Prichard, Jesus Coll[ege, Oxford], to John Jones, [16]88 (Oxford University news); Vrsula Mathewes, Blodwell, to her aunt Mary Jones, Cheapside, London [1689/90] (personal, the elections) (together with a postscript by the recipient's niece F[rances] Edwards); Thomas ?Speed, London, to John Jones, 169[ ] (the passing of Sir J. Fenwick's Act, Hugh Nanny's appointment as Vice-Admiral of North Wales, the negotiation of a treaty, a proclamation concerning hammered money) (mutilated); E. Wynne to John Jones, [16]92 (a transaction with the recipient's uncle) (endorsed with a note by John Jones); O[wen] P[richard] to John Jones, 1693 (money matters, alms money belonging to Beaumaris School, Dyffryn [Ardudwy] and Mallwyd rents, the employment of a miner); [Sir] Wi[lliam] Williams [1st bart.], Greys Inn, to Mr. Sergeant Rutland, [16]95 (the sealing of cousin Jones's deed); George Wooller, Chester, to John Jones, [16]95 (Mrs. Anne Jones's poor and low condition); Jo. Nicholas, Hook Norton, etc., to John Jones, 1696-1709 (2) (an invitation, family news); Richard Vaughan, Dolegwin, [16]99 (the writings belonging to Vchlawrcoed, etc., the recipient's rights to Talwrn); Charles King, Oxon., to John Jones, 1705 (the sale of the recipient's books, life in Oxford); U. Bridgeman, Blod[well], to her uncle John Jones, 1710 (legal); and John Williams, London, to John Jones, 1714/15 (lottery tickets). The miscellaneous papers include the certificate, 1663, by John Taylor, clerk of the parish of Woolwich, of the marriage of John Jones and Mary Paine on 9 February, 1662/3 (mutilated); rentals and memoranda, 1665-1696 and undated, relating to estates in Mallwyd, Montgomeryshire, and in Dyffryn [Ardudwy], Merioneth; the instrument, 17 April, 1696, of the appointment of John Jones, esquire, to be deputy lieutenant of the county of Merioneth (seal wanting); a sheet containing particulars of the location and measurements of parcels of land, 1701; lists of title-deeds, temp. Edward VI-1695 and undated, relating to land in Ardidwy, Merioneth; the will of John Jones of the township of Dudliston, co. Salop, esquire, 24 February, 1714/15 (cancelled 17 April, 1717); a poem, undated, by John Carless entitled 'To His Ever Honoured Patron Mr. Humphry Jones of Aldermanbury. And one of the Common Counsell of this Great Matropolis'; instructions, undated, to Owen Prichard concerning deeds and writings [of John Jones]; a list of manors in the lordshp of Bromfield and Yale, with an estimate of the profits of their courts, 11-14 Charles [II] (1659-1662); an account of the reprises due to the purchasers of Bromfield and Yale [after 1653]; and a list, undated, of the hundreds, parishes, and parts of parishes in the lordship of Englefeild.

Estates of Sir Thomas Mostyn,

A list of the lands of Sir Thomas Mostyn in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Flintshire and Denbighshire, together with a list of his chief officers.

Mostyn Estate (Wales).

Letters to David Pennant, etc.,

Eight holograph letters to David Pennant [son of Thomas Pennant], at Downing, from [the Reverend] T[homas] D[udley] Fosbroke, Walford, near Ross, 1823 (2) (personal, enquiring whether there was a plan of Tre'r caeri in Caernarvonshire amongst the papers of the late Mr. [Thomas] Pennant, the writer being in need of one for his encyclopaedia [? Encyclopedia of Antiquities . . . (London, 1825)], information concerning the Weston family, who held the earldom of Portland [1633-1688], support for the proposed encyclopaedia, thanks to recipient for his promise of a new sketch of Tre'r Caeri), G[eorge] P[erfect] Harding, Strand [London], 1812 (a visit by the writer to the Savoy Chapel, a brief description of some of the monuments there, including those of Sir Robert Douglas, Lady Dalhousie, and ? a countess of Nottingham, and of the brasses in memory of William Chatterby and Thomas Halsey, the raising of the floor of the Savoy Chapel in 1801, an intended visit to St. Stephen's Chapel, portraits copied by the writer during the previous summer, including those of Sir F[rancis] Bacon, Thomas, earl of Cleveland, and Queen Elizabeth (by [Nicholas] Hilliard), at Gorhambury, and of Algernon, earl of Northumberland ('a very fine picture by Vandyke'), and Lady Jersey at Cashiobury), [the Reverend] J[ohn] Jones, the Vicarage, Holywell, 1819 and undated (2) (unrest amongst the colliers, threats to use violence against Mr. Clarke and Mr. Storey, and to destroy the Bagillt coal works, the writer's orders to innkeepers not to provide the Bagillt colliers with beer, his belief that parish relief could not be provided, and that it was necessary to summon military aid), Messrs. Longman & Co., London, [18]18 ( a reply to recipient's enquiry concerning his father's Tour in Scotland), Henry Parry, undated (a reply to a query relating to the sheriffs of cos. Denbigh and Flint, sixteenth and first half seventeenth cent., giving occasional biographical detail), and N. Roberts, clerk of the peace [for co. Flint], Mold, 1823 (enclosing a copy of a letter the writer had received from the Rev[eren]d Whitehall Whitehall Davies, from Broughton, 1823, in which he tendered his resignation as chairman of the magistrates, owing to the state of his health); and a holograph letter from [the Reverend] R[obert] W[ynne] Eyton, Llangollen Vicarage, to ? Mr. or Mrs. Pennant, 1824 ( personal, requesting recipient's assistance in finding a person to be responsible for the cleanliness of [St. Winifred's] well at Holywell, money for the purpose having been given by Mrs. Coutts).

Letters to John Lloyd of Wigfair,

Fifty-three holograph and autograph letters, notes, etc., addressed to John Lloyd at Garden Court, London, at Hafodunos near St. Asaph, at Wigfair near St. Asaph and elsewhere, 1772-1812.
They comprise letters, etc., from Sam[ue]l Gale, Brick Court, Temple, and York, 1798-1805 (3) (personal, news of acquaintances); Alex[ander] Galloway, High Holborn, London, 1812 (business matters); John Garnons, Rhiwgoch, 1780 (personal); R[ichar]d Garnons, Carnarvon, 1793 (business and legal matters); G[eorge] Gilpin, Somerset Place, [London], 1798-1804 (2) (notification of meetings of the Royal Society, medical advice); F. Gower, Chelmsford, 1772 (a transcript of a certain manuscript); E. W. Gray, The British Museum, 1798-1800 (2) (acknowledgement, on behalf of the trustees of the Museum, of receipt of a pig of lead found near Salop, personal); C. F. Greville, Carnarvon, 1789 (a journey to North Wales with places visited, and a proposed visit to Aberystwyth and Pembrokeshire, the collecting of specimens on Paris mountain); Rob[er]t F. Greville, The King's Mews and Oxford Street, [London], 1797-1805 (2) (a request for information regarding routes prior to a visit to North Wales, a Roman villa near Rhaiadr y Wenol, a discovery by recipient in the Hengwrt library, a report of an earthquake shock in the Vale of Clwyd, a fir tree with cones dug up in the lead mines on Halkin mountain, Flintshire, personal); Hu[gh] Dav[id] Griffith, Caer Rhun, [17]98 (a request for genealogical information to support a claim to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Trevor of Llanfyllin, deceased, reference to the pedigree of Sir John Trevor, Master of the Rolls in 1692, in the Heralds' Office); J. W. Griffith, Garn, [17]94 (a contest for ?the coronership in [Denbighshire]); T. Griffith, Rhual, 1794 (a dispute between Rob[er]t Roberts and Jonathan Armstrong concerning possession of a mine, the writer's opposition to a petition to Parliament 'for granting further powers in the damned inclosure Bill', which powers would enable part of the commons to be sold so that a poor house, a round house and an infirmary could be built); Sackville Gwynne, Glane Brane, 1787 (personal); A. H., [London], undated (medical); S[amuel Hallifax, bishop of] St. Asaph, Warsop, [Nottinghamshire], 1789 (a vacancy in [the benefice of] Llandegla); Major R [ ] Hamilton, Assistant Quarter Master General, Gloucester House, London, 1805 (a request for three copies of the monthly accounts rendered of expenses incurred in respect of wages, fuel, etc., at the beacon under the recipient's superintendance); Tho[ma]s Hanmer, Bettisfield Park, 1795-1796 (2) (disturbances in the neighbourhood of Denbigh and the threat of such incidents in the writer's own district (1795), a request for support with regard to the [parliamentary] representation of the county [of Flint] (1796)); T. B. Hatchett, Ellesmere, 1811 (personal, the writer's acquisition of the Nymphaea Stellata); Ja[mes] Hayes, Conway, 1784 (thanks for information re. the Dean of St. Asaph's cause, the interruption of law business by the election battles in Anglesey and the borough of Carnarvon, the acquittal of a clergyman tried for murder); Mr. Henry, King Street, [Manchester], [1802] (an invitation to dinner, personal); W[illia]m Herschel, Slough near Windsor, 1791-1796 (2) (personal, the dispatch of a telescope to Lloyd (1796)); [Sir] Rich[ar]d Hill, [M.P. for Shropshire], London, 1804 (the candidates for the mastership of Wem school [Shropshire]); J. Holmes, London, 1793 (the death of Mr. Smeaton [? John Smeaton, civil engineer] and the sale of his instruments); J. Holmes, Llysmeirchion, 1810 (a request for an opinion as to the value of a book described in [Joseph] Ames's Typographical Antiquities [London, 1749], under the article 'Faques' or 'Fawkes', as a psalter printed in 1504); S[amuel Horsley, bishop of] St. Asaph, 1803-[1805] (2) (personal, the refusal of the living of St. Martins by Mr. Tisdall); David Hughes, Jesus College [Oxford], [17]93-1794 (2) (the admission of Mr. Jones [to Jesus College] and a grant to him of a Meyrick Exhibition, a violent 'contest' in Denbigh); Edw[ar]d Hughes, Kinmel, [17]92 (the price of Sir T[homas] Dundas's polished glass plates); Edw[ar]d Hughes, Kinmel, 1811 (an appeal for support in dealing with poachers); Ph[illi]p Humberston, Chester, 1803 (genealogical queries); Mr. Hunter and other gentlemen of Shetland, Lerwick, 1791 (an invitation to dine); Dr. John Hunter, Leicester Fields [London], 1778 (the election of a physician to the Westminster General Dispensary); Rich[ar]d Jackson, Abergele, 1804 (the disappearance of birds into a well near [?Abergele]); [Robert Banks Jenkinson, baron] Hawkesbury, [later 2nd earl of Liverpool], Whitehall, [London], 1807 (acknowledging receipt of a loyal address to the King from the High Sheriff and Grand Jury of the county of Denbigh, expressing gratitude for his solicitude in preserving the security of the Protestant Church); Edw[ard] Jones, Soughton, 1780 (personal and legal); Edw[ard] Jones, Adelphi, [London], and Wepre Hall, 1787 (2) (financial matters, ?differences between recipient and his family); Herb[ert] Jones, Llynon, 1784 (the writer's decision to emigrate ?to America, a request for an introduction to Dr. Franklin); J[oh]n Jones, Denbigh, 1799 (thanks for important news, expectation of successes and of favourable news from Italy and Germany and from the fleets, comments on 'this horrid system of French tyranny', cases to be heard at Shrewsbury Assizes); John Jones, Kinmel, 1804 (2) (the erection of a beacon and but ?at St. George); Thomas Jones, Llantysilio, 1806 (a request for a recipe for walnut ketchup and for the titles of certain books); Ll. Kenyon, 1779-1782 (2) (returning a case with opinion, thanks for congratulations); and Edward King, Bedford Row, 1775 (personal, drawings of Elden Hole).


A rental of rents [due to the Crown] in the counties of Anglesey, Carnarvon, Chester, Denbigh, Flint, Merioneth, and Montgomery in 1781, with [the auditor's] remarks. At the beginning of the volume is a list headed 'List of North Wales Debentures', being an account of sums payable in fees and otherwise to Crown officials (such as the baron of Carnarvon exchequer, the sheriffs of the six counties, the constables of Beaumaris, Carnarvon, Conway, Harleigh and Flint castles, the chief forester of Snowdon, etc.,) and to other persons in North Wales.

Sheriffs of North Wales,

Lists of the high sheriffs of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire taken from Y Gwyliedydd, with other manuscript lists and notes by W. W. E. Wynne, and a list of Denbighshire sheriffs written in 1595 and continued to 1601. Also included are a form of sheriff's patent for Rhys Milton, Merionethshire, drawn at Westminster, 29 January 1547; a licence, 20 May 1530, granted to 'Mredd. ap Hulkin Loid' to build a water mill at Dinlle; and a copy of letters patent drawn at Westminster appointing Rhys Vaughan Sheriff of Merionethshire, 27 November 1547.

Wynne, William Watkin Edward, 1801-1880

Welsh tracts and pedigrees,

  • NLW MS 9628E.
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A volume of papers from the Mytton library at Halston, consisting of draft dissertations by Dr. Humphrey Foulks of Marchwiel and other papers:- 'a dissertation of the literature of the antient Britains'; 'a dissertation on the places of worship, judicature, and sepulture of the antient Britains'; 'a short dissertation on the state of the lordship of Denbigh'; 'an essay about the setting of land'; a fair copy of a preface to 'The modern Antiquity of Wales'; a draft title-page and preface to a projected edition of Robert Vaughan's British Antiquities Revived, and Sir John Wynn's 'History of his own family'; drafts and transcripts of letters and documents relating to Welsh history; transcripts from 'Mr. Owen Salisbury's painted book'; transcripts of annals of the rebellion in North Wales; pedigrees; lists of the sheriffs of Flint and Denbighshire to 1739, extended by another hand to 1741; transcripts of monumental inscriptions in Bangor [on Dee], Wrexham, Gresford, Marchwiel, and Montgomery; a valor of Bromfield and Yale, 11-12 Henry VIII; and holograph letters by Rees Powell, Llanharan, 1736, Thomas Lewis, St. Asaph, 1736, and E. Lloyd, Ripple, 1737.

Dr Humphrey Foulks and others.