Denbighshire Record Office

Rooper MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/RO

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Rooper MSS

Short title: Rooper manuscripts

Dates of creation: 1854-1916

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.189 cubic metres (7 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Rooper family of Llanerchrugog Hall

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: In 1884, George Rooper (d. 1905), of Nascott House, Watford, acquired the Llanerchrugog estate, Denbighshire, from a Thomas Jones. The estate included minerals at Llwyneinion which were leased to J.C. Edwards of Trevor Hall, Ruabon, brickmaster, and to Powells, brickmasters of Buckley. Thomas Jones also owned Pant-Glas and Tan-y-Graig farms, Llangollen, and in 1883 the Pant Glas slate and slab quarry company was formed to develop land at Eglwyseg. The estate was sold after 1905.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Deeds relating to Llanerchrugog Hall estate mainly in Ruabon and Wrexham, including leases of coal and fire clay on the Llwyneinion estate, 1854-1909; legal papers, 1855-1907; sale papers, plans, reports, accounts and rentals of Llanerchrugog Hall estate, Llwyneinion brickworks, Rhos, and Wynne slate quarry, 1905-1916; deeds, correspondence, accounts and papers concerning Pant Glas slate quarry and tramway, Llangollen, 1877-1906; and papers of the executors of George Rooper.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following:: Llanerchrugog Hall estate; Pant Glas Quarry, Llangollen; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Denbighshire Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs Lee and Pembertons, 49 Pont Street, London, per British Records Association (B.R.A. 2067)

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Guide to collections held at the Denbighshire Record Office (www.denbighshire.gov.uk/www/dccportal.nsf), viewed January 2002; Clwyd Record Office, Rooper MSS (1981); Burke's Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1871), vol. I.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: January 2002


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Rhosllanerchrugog

Deeds | Wales | Ruabon

Deeds | Wales | Wrexham

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Fire-clay | Wales | Rhosllanerchrugog

Slate industry | Wales | Denbighshire

Personal names

Rooper family, of Llanerchrugog Hall (Denbighshire)

Corporate names

Llanerchrugog Hall Estate (Wales)

Llwyneinion Brickworks

Llwyneinion Estate (Wales)

Pant Glas Slate Quarry and Tramway

Wynne Slate Quarry

Places

Llangollen

Ruabon

Wrexham