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Carter family, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 CARTER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Carter Family Papers

Short Title: Carter family, papers

Creation date(s): 1585-1910

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 170 items

Name of creator(s): Carter family of Chepstow and Clifton


Administrative/Biographical history: Edwin Carter farmed in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, until 1846. He acquired Thornwell farm, Chepstow, through the will, dated 12 August 1834, of Thomas Brigden of Bristol, who had inherited the farm from his uncle Paul Morgan in 1793, a descendant of Henry Morgan who had purchased Thornwell farm in 1694. Carter's heirs resided in Bristol and were brewers in the Clifton area. Much of the estate, including Thornwell farm, was sold in 1906.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents, 1586-1910, relating to the trust created by the will, 25 April 1846, of Edwin Carter of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, and afterwards of Clifton in the city and county of Bristol, and pursuant to an order in Chancery in the cause of Carter v Carter , 1905. They include title deeds relating to premises in Monmouthshire, and Clifton, in Bristol, and family probate records.


Language/scripts of material: English , Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically. The original numbers on the documents have been retained.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited to NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The archive was transferred to the office of Messrs Ingpen & Armitage of Grays Inn, London, probably before the cause in Chancery between members of the Carter family in 1905. Following the death of H.W. Woodforde, the firm of solicitor who acted on behalf of the estate, the deeds were returned to H. C. Fry, Clevedon, Somerset, the family trustee, in October 1909.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Charles H. Fry of Clevedon, Somerset, in 1958 and 1959



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bradney, Sir Joseph, History of Monmouthshire (Cardiff and Aberystwyth, 1994, facsimile ed.) vol. 4, part 1; Waters, Ivor, The Town of Chepstow (Chepstow, 1975).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2001


Personal names
Carter , Edwin
Carter family , of Clifton
Morgan family , of Chepstow

Corporate names


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