Denbighshire Record Office

Wrexham Solicitors MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/W

Held at:

Title: Wrexham Solicitors MSS

Short title: Wrexham solicitors collection of papers

Dates of creation: 1716-1970

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.817 cubic metres (43 boxes)

Name of creator(s): J. S. Lloyd and Emyr Williams, solicitors, Wrexham


Administrative and biographical history: J. S. Lloyd and Emyr Williams, solicitors, Wrexham, Denbighsire, active in the 1970s, accumulated a large collection of deeds and corporate records relating to the Wrexham area, partly from the earlier firms of Hugh Hughes of Mold and W. Emyr Williams. The Burton family of Minera Hall, Denbighshire, included Robert Burton (fl. 1774-1818), John Burton (fl. 1819-1884) and John Robert Burton (fl. 1891) who held lands in the parishes of Brymbo, Bryneglwys, Esclusham Above, Minera and Wrexham, in Denbighshire. Grove Park County School for Boys, Wrexham, was opened in 1895, with a girls' school opening a year later. Alice Parry (alive 1910-1912), of Minera, was a student at Portsmouth Day Training College, who later taught at Penygelli School, Coedpoeth, Denbighshire. The collection also includes records of Plaid Cymru, Undeb Cymru Fydd, various local authorities, and Nonconformist chapel records.


Scope and content: Records collected by Wrexham solicitors firm, 1716-1970, consisting of solicitors' practice papers, 1716-1940; including wills, 1740-1907; deeds, 1716-1933; financial records, 1900-1928; records of the Burton family of Minera Hall, 1768-1911; Wrexham Market Hall Company records, 1854-1909; Hugh Hughes, Solicitor, Mold, records, 1847-1863; records relating to W. Emyr Williams, solicitor, 1925-1958; sale particulars and plans, 1838-1938; papers of Alice Parry, 1910-1912; Grove Park School records, 1894-1956, including admission registers, 1895-1943; Denbighshire Education Authority records, 1894-1955; Wrexham Education Committee records, 1922-1930; Wrexham Area Divisional Executive records, 1944-1958; Wrexham Borough Council Records, 1902-1963; records of Wrexham Calvinistic Methodist chapels, 1871-1970; records of the Presbyterian Church of Wales, 1883-1949; papers concerning Welsh politics and culture, 1908-1968, including records of Plaid Cymru, 1952-1968; Undeb Cymru Fydd, 1942-1962; records of Girls' Home, Manley Road, Wrexham, 1905-1934; records of Y. M. C. A., Hill Street, Wrexham, 1921-1939; and miscellaneous records, 1832-1968


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Grove Park School, Wrexham; Alice Parry papers; Denbighshire Education Authority; Wrexham Education Committee; Wrexham Area Divisional Campaign; Wrexham Borough Council; Wrexham Rural District Council; Denbighshire County Council; Calvinistic Methodist records; Presbyterian Church of Wales; Welsh politics and culture; sale particulars and plans; Girls' Home, Manley Road, Wrexham; Y. M. C. A., Hill Street, Wrexham; Wrexham area Wesleyan and Calvinistic Methodists; Undeb Cymru Fydd; Eisteddfodau; Plaid Cymru; deeds; correspondence and papers; Wrexham Market Hall Company; Hugh Hughes, Solicitor, Mold; W. Emyr Williams; miscellaneous clients; solicitors' records; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


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 J. S. Lloyd and Emyr Williams, solicitors, Wrexham, Clwyd, 1976, 1977, 1980.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The archive comprises earlier records accumulated by the depositor.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue, Wrexham Solicitors' MSS; Richards, Melville, Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969); BBC Wales North East, Local history, Wrexham (, BBC, viewed 18 March 2004.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire

Education | Wales | Denbighshire

Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire

Solicitors | Wales | Wrexham | Archives

Wrexham (Wales) | Politics and government

Personal names

Burton family, of Minera Hall

Corporate names

Denbighshire Education Authority

Grove Park School (Wrexham, Wales)

J.S. Lloyd and Emyr Williams (Firm)

Manley Road Girls' Home

Plaid Cymru

Undeb Cymru Fydd

Wrexham (Wales) | Borough Council

Wrexham Gas and Coke Company

Wrexham Market Hall Company