Reference code(s): GB 0214 DTY
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: R. L. Knight of Tythegston Court deeds and papers
Short Title: Knight, R. L., of Tythegston Court, deeds and papers
Creation date(s): 1450-1943
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 0.36 cubic metres (c. 890 items)
Name of creator(s): Tythegston Court estate
Administrative/Biographical history: Francis Knight, alderman and twice mayor of the city of Bristol, was granted an estate at Congresbury, Somerset, by Queen Elizabeth I. Francis's descendant, Robert Knight, married Cecil Turberville of Sutton, granddaughter and heiress of Richard Lougher of Tythegston, Glamorgan, in 1708. The estate of Tythegston and Lougher manor therefore passed to the Knight family of Bristol. Robert's grandson, Henry Knight (d. 1772) purchased Pembroke manor (named after the Herberts, earls of Pembroke) in 1771. Henry's eldest son, Colonel Henry Knight (d. 1825), died without issue. Tythegston and Lougher manor passed to the Rev. Robert Knight, rector of Newton Nottage, Glamorgan, who sold Lougher manor in 1840 to Sir Joshua John Guest, owner of the Dowlais ironworks; Pembroke manor passed to his younger brother, Henry Hey Knight (d. 1857), rector of Neath Abbey. The Tythegston estate then descended in the male line, the owner in about 1990 being Henry Lougher Knight (b. 1907), great-grandson of the Rev. Robert Knight.
Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the Tythegston Court estate in Glamorgan, and to the Knight family's estates in Somerset and Worcestershire, 1450-1951; marriage settlements, 1561-1937; legal papers, [post 1586]-1936; wills, 1630-1943; and estate and family papers, [c. 1650]-1939.
Language/scripts of material: English, Latin
System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at http://calmview.cardiff.gov.uk/calmview/
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected.
Archival history: The records remained in the custody of the depositor until transferred to Glamorgan Archives. Some items in the catalogue provided remain with the depositor.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Knight family of Tythegston Court, 1979-2004.
Related material: Records of manors owned by the Knight family in Glamorgan are Glamorgan Archives, DWI.
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: Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, vol. II (London, 1872); Burke's Landed Gentry, (London, 1952); Higgins, Leonard S., Newton Nottage and Porthcawl: From prehistoric times to 1950, (Llandysul, 1968).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: February 2002; amended January 2005