Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)SL
TitleSlaney family manuscripts
Extent6 boxes
Description7 volumes containing 688 items of genealogical information dating from the Middle Ages to the end of the seventeenth century. The scrap books contain printed items consisting mainly of extracts from journals, books and newspaper cuttings, 1647-1845; letters, other manuscripts and printed items relating to the cholera outbreak of 1832; printed items including several pamphlets relating to the parliamentary elections at Shrewsbury, 1721-1840; and some pamphlets and manuscript items relating to Shropshire, 1722-1860.
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Administrative HistoryRobert Slaney of Hatton Grange, Shropshire married Anne Moreton (d 1672) and had two sons, Moreton (d c 1717), who married Elizabeth Aglionby, and Robert. The line then descended through Robert Aglionby Slaney (1693-1757), to Plowden Slaney (1724-1788) and then to Robert Slaney (b 1764), Plowden's younger son. Through the marriage of Robert's eldest son, Robert Aglionby Slaney (1792-1862) MP for Shrewsbury and social reformer, the Walford estate descended to the Slaney family. Robert Aglionby Slaney and his wife, Elizabeth (only child of William Hawkins Muccleston and sole heir to her uncle, Joseph Muccleston (d 1847) of Walford and Prescott, Shropshire) had three daughters and the line descended through the youngest, Frances Catharine who married Captain William Kenyon who assumed the additional surname of Slaney after that of Kenyon, becoming the Kenyon- Slaney family of Hatton Grange.

Reference: Pedigree showing the descent of Robert Aglionby Slaney from King Edward III, drawn by Francis Townsend, Windsor Herald and continued by William W. E. Wynne, MP, husband of Mary, the second daughter of Robert Aglionby and his wife Elizabeth nee Muccleston, c 1863 (from the collection, Vol 7, p 126).
AcquisitionThis collection was purchased in 1956.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department also hold the Eyton Letters (Reference EYT) which include letters to R.A. Slaney.


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