Denbighshire Record Office

Papers of the Owen family of the Abbey Estate, Denbigh

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/136

Held at:

Title: Papers of the Owen family of the Abbey Estate, Denbigh

Short title: Owen family of the Abbey Estate, Henllan, Denbighshire, papers

Dates of creation: [c. 1775]-1973 (mainly [c. 1775]-1917)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.057 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Owen family of the Abbey Estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Owen family were resident in Denbigh, Denbighshire, and came into possession of the Abbey estate, Henllan, Denbighshire, during the 19th century. They also married into the Purchas family and had interests in Winton, in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents of the Abbey estate, 1776-1917, in Henllan, Denbigh, and elsewhere in Denbighshire; deeds relating to Winton, in Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, 1846-1873; newspapers, 1790-1898; scrapbooks and albums containing newspaper cuttings, recipes, poetry and other material of Denbighshire interest, [c. 1775]-1894; photographs of the Owen and Purchas families and views of Denbighshire and elsewhere, [c. 1869]- [c. 1900]; and Denbigh Castle guidebook, 1973.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: The Abbey Estate, Denbigh; land at Winton in the township of Barton-upon-Irwell; newspapers etc.; scrap-books/albums; miscellaneous; scrapbook of Sarah Parry; additional documents.

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 Miss G. F. Purchas, The Abbey Cottage, Denbigh, 1976, 1989.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Papers of the Owen family of the Abbey Estate, Denbigh catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: March 2004



Deeds | England | Barton upon Irwell

Deeds | Wales | Denbigh

Deeds | Wales | Henllan (Denbighshire)

Owen family, | of Abbey, Henllan | Archives

Photograph collections | Wales | Denbighshire

Personal names

Owen family, of Abbey, Henllan

Corporate names

Abbey Estate (Henllan, Denbighshire, Wales)


Barton upon Irwell