Reference code(s): GB 0214 DCR
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Crawshay of Trefforest and of Bonvilston House papers
Short Title: Crawshay of Trefforest and Bonvilston House papers
Creation date(s): 1723-2000
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: c.315 items
Name of creator(s): Crawshay of Trefforest and of Bonvilston House estates
Administrative/Biographical history: The Crawshay family of Trefforest, Glamorgan, were descendants of the Crawshay family of Cyfarthfa, Merthyr Tydfil. Francis Crawshay (1811-1878) of Trefforest and Bradbourne Hall, Riverhead, Kent, was the second son of the ironmaster William Crawshay (1788-1867) of Cyfarthfa Castle. Francis's fourth son, Tudor Crawshay of Forest House, Glamorgan, was sheriff of the county in 1887. Tudor's son, Owen Tudor Richard Crawshay (b. 1878), married Barbra Mary Nicholl-Carne, daughter of John Devereux Vann Loder Nicholl-Carne of Nash Manor and Dimlands, Glamorgan, in 1926.
Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and estate papers of Trefforest and Bonvilston House estates, mainly in Glamorgan and Brecknockshire, 1723-1966, and London and Kent, 1914-1939; papers relating to the sale of Crawshay and Trefforest estates, 1919-1920; and family papers mainly comprising family photographs and diaries, 1865-1997; Crawshay and Carne family papers, 1775-1984; and printed material, 1784-1850.
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; sale of Crawshay and Trefforest Park estate; and family papers.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply
Finding aids: A detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records which meet the collection policy of the Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Immediate source of acquisition: Information to be supplied.
Related material: Most of the surviving Carne papers are Glamorgan Record Office, DC.
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: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Crawshays of Trefforest and of Bonvilston House; Burke's Landed Gentry, vol. I. 18th ed. 3 vols, (London, 1965-1972).
Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002; minor amendments January 2005, August 2012