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Glamorgan Archives
Aubrey family, Llantrithyd, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DAU

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Aubrey family of Llantrithyd papers

Short Title: Aubrey family, Llantrithyd, papers

Creation date(s): 1650-1937

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.52 cubic metres (317 items)

Name of creator(s): Aubrey family, Llantrithyd


Administrative/Biographical history: The Aubrey family inherited lands in Llantrithyd (Glamorgan) when Sir Thomas Aubrey, second son of Dr William Aubrey married Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Anthony Mansel of Llantrithyd in 1586. Sir Thomas's second son, Sir John Aubrey, a strong Royalist was created baronet in 1660. Sir John's heir was Sir John Aubrey (d 1700), 2nd Bart., of Llantrithyd who married secondly, Mary, second daughter and following the death of her brother, Edward in 1674, co-heiress of William Lewis of the Van, Glamorgan, Boarstal and Brill, Buckinghamshire. Mary died childless and settled considerable maternal estates away from her paternal uncle, Lewis of Van, and upon the Aubreys of Llantrithyd. The estate descended in the male line until the death of Sir John Aubrey, 6th Bart. in 1826 6th Bart., his only son having died in 1777, the estate and title passed to his nephew and male heir, Sir Thomas Digby Aubrey, 7th Bart. who died childless. The estate passed to the final heiress of that surname, Elizabeth Sophia Aubrey, who received the unentailed estates of the 6th Bart., with remainder to heirs male. On the death of her son, Charles Aubrey Aubrey (formerly Ricketts), the estate passed to the nearest male heir, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher (1835-1910), 4th Bart. Sir Henry assumed the surname and arms of Aubrey by royal licence in 1903. He was the great-grandson of Sir Henry Fletcher, 1st Bart., of Clea Hall, Cumbria, whose wife, Catherine (d. 1816) was the grand daughter of Sir John Aubrey (1680-1743), 3rd Bart. of Llantrithyd. Sir Henry (1835-1910) died without issue and was succeeded by his brother, Sir Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher (1846-1937).


Scope and content/abstract: Estate and family papers of the Aubrey family, includes: deeds, 1650-1913 and rentals, 1714-1914, of the estate in Glamorgan; sale catalogues, 1912-1937; plans, 1811, [post 1900]-1916; and manorial records, 1695-1813, including the manors of Tal-y-fan, Gelli-garn, Llantrithyd, Marcross, and Peterston-super-Ely, Glamorgan; probate records re: Wyndham Ivor Radcliffe, 1927; records re: the appointment of Arthur Waldron as steward of the manor of Llanharry, 1917, 1919; records re: Llantrithyd parish church, 1879-1897; and records re: Llantrithyd church school, 1891-1904.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: the estate records; sale catalogues; probate records re: Wyndham Ivor Radcliffe; records re: Arthur Waldon; records re: Llantrithyd parish church; and records re: Llantrithyd church school.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private source at various dates between 1953 and 1962.


Existence and location of originals: Original of, DAUF Schedule of Aubrey lands in Glamorgan and extracts from Wills of Sir John Aubrey, 1788, 1789 can be found in the Buckinghamshire Record Office.

Related material: Further papers relating to the Aubrey-Fletcher are Buckinghamshire Records and Local Studies Service, DAUF, and D 219; and Horsham Museum, 276-285.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Peerage and Knightage, (London, 1959); Clark, George, T., Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, (London, 1886); Aubrey-Fletcher, John, Sir John Aubrey Sixth Baronet of Llantrithyd, 1739-1826, (Oxford, 1988); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, ed., Edwards, John, R.T. Jenkins, William Llewelyn Davies and Margaret Beatrice Davies, (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002

Aubrey family, | of Llantrithyd | Archives
Church records and registers | Wales | Glamorgan
Church schools | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Llantrithyd
Estate administration | Wales | Llantrihyd
Manorial courts | Wales | Glamorgan
Sales particulars | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names
Aubrey family , of Llantrithyd

Corporate names
Gelli-garn Manor (Wales)
Llantriddyd Manor (Wales)
Marcross Manor (Wales)
Peterston-super-Ely Manor (Wales)
Tal-y-fan Manor (Glamorgan, Wales)

Llantrithyd (Wales)

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