Denbighshire Record Office

J. Oswell Bury MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/285, 364

Held at:

Title: J. Oswell Bury MSS

Short title: Bury, J. Oswell, collection of Pentrebychan estate papers

Dates of creation: 1824-1906

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.i52 cubic metres (275 items)

Name of creator(s): John Bury; Pentrebychan estate


Administrative and biographical history: John Bury, of Wrexham, Denbighshire, was an accountant and tax collector, and was, until 1904, the agent to the Pentrebychan estate, Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire. He was elected to the first Wrexham Town Council in 1857. The Meredith family had been resident at Pentrebychan Hall from the 17th century; Lt-Col Henry Warter [sic] Meredith (fl. 1854-1899) was High Sheriff of Denbighshire, 1886. John Bury's relative (probably his son), J. Oswell Bury (d. 1928), was the Chairman of Wrexham Infirmary, 1893-1918.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Pentrebychan Hall estate, 1830-1906, including letting agreements for Denbighshire and Cheshire properties, 1830-1899; correspondence relating to property, 1867-1906, and new roads, 1881-1898; sale particulars of properties in Denbighshire, 1846-1906; papers relating to local industries, 1853-1905, including collieries, 1853-1897, and brickworks, 1874-1905; estate accounts 1851-1894; and insurance records, 1865-1887; papers relating to the Meredith family, [1856]-1905; practice papers of John Bury, 1824-1901, including clients' papers, 1824-1901, accounts, 1841-1853, and newspapers, 1855-1882; personal papers of John Bury, 1877-1899; papers relating to the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1st Volunteer Battalion, [c. 1880]-1908; tithe records, mainly for Gresford, 1892-1920; and churchwardens' accounts and other records of St Giles Church, Wrexham, 1874-1892.


Language/script: English

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by D. I. Evans, Esq., Superintendent Registrar, 23 Chester Street, Wrexham, 1978; A. McFarlane, 19 High Street, Rhostyllen, Wrexham, 1980.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fond. The archive includes earlier records accumulated by John Bury.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, J. Oswell Bury MSS, catalogue; Dodd, A. H. (ed.), A History of Wrexham (Wrexham, 1989); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991) (fascimile of 1875 ed.).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2004



Accountants | Wales | Wrexham

Auction catalogues | Wales | Denbighshire

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Rhosllanerchrugog

Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Meredith family | of Pentrebychan | Archives

Personal names

Bury, J. Oswell (John Oswell), d. 1928, of Wrexham

Bury, John, fl. 1857-1907, of Wrexham

Meredith family, of Pentrebychan

Meredith, Henry Warter, fl. 1854-1899, of Pentrebychan

Corporate names

Great Britain | Army. | Royal Welch Fusiliers. | 1st Volunteer Battalion

Pentrebychan Hall Estate (Wales)

St. Giles Church (Wrexham, Wales)