Anglesey Papers

Repository: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleAnglesey Papers
Archive ReferenceGB 0255 PRONI/D619
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1611-1858
Extent Mediumc 12,700 documents + c 50 volumes


Creator(s): Marquess of Anglesey

  • Administrative History ↴

    The Anglesey estate in Ireland derived from the lordships of Newry and Mourne in Counties Down and Louth which were granted to Sir Nicholas Bagenal in 1552. It descended to his great-grandson, another Nicholas, who named two cousins, George Needham and Edward Bayly, as his co-heirs. After Nicholas Bagenal's death in 1712, Bayly took over the running of the estates (Needham being then in Jamaica). In 1715 they were divided: the Bagenal property in Wales (Plas Newydd and the estate on Anglesey, etc) the Cooley and Omeath estates, Co. Louth, four townlands in the Newry area of Co. Down and property in the town of Galway, all went to Bayly; while the main part of the Newry estate and the Kilkeel estate, Co. Down (i.e. the lion's share of the Irish property), went to Needham. Edward Bayly was created a baronet in 1730. He died in 1741, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Nicholas, 2nd Bt. Nicholas's eldest son (Henry) by his wife Caroline Paget, succeeded (in right of his mother) to the Barony of Paget de Beaudesert in 1769, and thereafter took the name Paget instead of Bayly. After his father's death (1783), Henry succeeded to the Paget estates in Staffordshire and elsewhere, and was subsequently created Earl of Uxbridge (1784). He died in 1812 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Henry William, 2nd Earl of Uxbridge, who was created Marquess of Anglesey (1815) in honour of his contribution to the victory of Waterloo.
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Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Marquess of Anglesey ↴

    The Anglesey Papers comprise an Irish estate archive, mainly relating to Co. Louth, 1611, 1639 and 1660-1858, and the archive of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1838-1829 and 1830-1833. The Irish estate archive constitutes D619/1-24, and the Viceregal papers D619/25-43. The entire archive consists of c.12,700 documents (with much duplication as far as the Viceregal papers are concerned) and c.50 volumes (also with much duplication).

    – Extracted from a full and detailed account of the Anglesey Papers in the PRONI catalogue:

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  • Arrangement ↴

    D619/1 Galway estate
    D619/2 Louth and Down estate: Title deeds
    D619/3 Maps, surveys and valuations
    D619/4 Leases
    D619/5 Attornments
    D619/6 Proposals for land
    D619/7 Half-yearly rent rolls and related correspondence for the estates of Sir Nicholas Baganal in Counties Louth and Down
    D619/8 Agents accounts: Rent and disbursements
    D619/9 Rent arrears: 1744-1853
    D619/10 Rent arrears: 1715-1844
    D619/11 Tenants’ petitions
    D619/12 Estate/household bills and receipts
    D619/13 Estate vouchers
    D619/14 General estate matters
    D619/15 Hospitals
    D619/16 Education
    D619/17 Church
    D619/18 Carlingford Railway
    D619/19 Sale of estate: Notes and accounts
    D619/20 Legal papers
    D619/21 Agents’ correspondence: 18th Century
    D619/22 General estate, legal, financial correspondence: 18th Century
    D619/23 Agents’ correspondence: 19th Century
    D619/24 General estate, legal, financial correspondence: 19th Century
    D619/25 Irish Treasury accounts
    D619/26 Correspondence of the 1st Marguess of Anglesey during his first Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland, mainly with ‘Ministers’
    D619/27 Correspondence between Anglesey and Lord Holland
    D619/28 Correspondence of Anglesey during his second Lord Lieutenancy with the Prime Minister, Lord Grey
    D619/29 Correspondence of Anglesey with the Home Secretary, Lord Melbourne
    D619/30 Correspondence of Anglesey during his second Lord Lieutenany with ‘Minister’
    D619/31 Correspondence of Anglesey with his successive Chief Secretaries
    D619/32 General correspondence of Anglesey with miscellaneous correspondents
    D619/33 General correspondence of Anglesey and miscellaneous correspondents
    D619/34 Papers of Anglesey about patronage
    D619/35 Papers of Anglesey concerning the viceregal household
    D619/36 Formal Ms and printed addressed to Anglesey
    D619/37 Printed matter about the state of Ireland, the Post Office, the Grand Canal, etc
    D619/38 Indictment returns for various counties and an Excise return for Ireland
    D619/39 Small volume of poems about the Ennis area, Co. Clare, and Mount Shannon, Co. Limerick
    D619/40 Volume containing a contemporary summary list of the contents of D619/27/B, D619/28/C, D619/29/B, D619/31/H and D619/32/J-P
    D619/41 Typescript copies made for the 7th Marquess of some of Anglesey’s letters to Lords Holland and Grey
    D619/42 Lists of the Anglesey papers

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Access Conditions The collection can be consulted in the reading room in PRONI in accordance with PRONI's rules and regulations.
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Creation Dates1611-1858
Extent Mediumc 12,700 documents + c 50 volumes
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids A descriptive list is available to search online at: Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialRelated papers are held in PRONI's Kilmorey archive: D2638

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NotePRONI Archivist
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997. UK Archival Thesaurus (UKAT)
Date of Descriptions41699