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Glamorgan Archives
Stradling-Carne, of St Donats Castle, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX927

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Stradling-Carne of St Donats Castle papers

Short Title: Stradling-Carne, of St Donats Castle, papers

Creation date(s): 1769-1962

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (20 items)

Name of creator(s): St Donats Castle estate


Administrative/Biographical history: The Stradling-Carne family of St Donats Castle, Glamorgan, was a branch of the Nicholl family of The Ham, Glamorgan. The Rev. Robert Nicholl Carne (1763-1849) of Dimlands and St Donats, which was acquired by the family by purchase, was the sixth son of Whitlock Nicholl of The Ham. The Rev. Robert married Elizabeth Carne, heiress of Nash. He assumed the additional surname of Carne by royal licence in 1842. Elizabeth was a direct descendant of Richard Carne, brother of Sir Edward Carne (d. 1561), ancestor of the Carnes of Ewenny. Robert's second son, John Whitlock Stradling-Carne (1817-1889), succeeded to the Dimlands, Nash manor and St Donats estates and assumed the surname of Stradling-Carne in lieu of Nicholl-Carne in 1877. His first son, Edward Stradling Nicholl, died without issue in 1869. His second son and heir was John Devereux Vann Loder Nicholls-Carne (1854-1905), of St Donats Castle, Nash Manor, and Dimlands, who sold the St Donats estate. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, John Whitlock Nicholl-Carne, of St Donats Castle and Nash Manor owned 3,217 acres, all in Glamorgan, with an annual rental of £4,495 rental.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Stradling-Carne of St Donats Castle, including: papers relating to St Donats Castle estate, 1871-1962; the Nicholl and Stradling families, 1810-1890; Carne family, [19th century]; and transcripts of reports made by Sir Edward Carne and others at Rome on the divorce proceedings of Henry VIII, letters from Sir Edward Carne to Thomas Cromwell, Sir William Paget and others, together with poetry [19th century].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically into the following: St Donats Castle; Nicholl and Stradling families; Carne family; Sir Edward Carne; printed pedigrees; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Glamorgan Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The papers were once in possession of Mrs Ella Damasyn Stradling Stewart, daughter of John Whitlock Stradling Carne of Dimlands and St Donats Castle, and wife of Canon G.R. Stewart of Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further papers relating to the Bosanquet family can be found at Gwent Record Office: D2034; National Library of Wales MSS 5261-5275; Manchester University: Methodist Archives and Research Centre, MAM; Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, D/EX38; Essex Record Office, D/DBq; Waltham Forest Archives and Local Studies Library, VI, W 35.22; and Herefordshire Record Office, A82.


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: Catalogue of records for Stradling-Carne of St Donats Castle; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, vol.I (London, 1872); The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940,(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; amended June 2005

Deeds | Wales | St Donats
Great Britain | History | Tudors, 1458-1603 | Sources
St Donats Castle Estate (Wales) | Archives
Stradling family | Archives

Personal names
Dalton family , of Pembrey
Nicholl family , of Nash
Stradling-Carne family , of St Donats

Corporate names
St Donat's Castle Estate (Wales)

St. Donats (Wales)

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