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Carne family of Nash Manor records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Carne family of Nash Manor records

Short Title: Carne family of Nash Manor records

Creation date(s): 1208-1951

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.5 cubic metres (c. 1440 items)

Name of creator(s): Carne family, Nash manor


Administrative/Biographical history: The Carne family was established at Nash, Glamorgan, when Howell Carne of Cowbridge married Tibbet, daughter and heiress of Alexander Giles of Nash. The estate then descended in direct male line until John Carne died without male issue, the estate passing to his brother, William Carne. William's son and heir was Sir Edward Carne. The estate then descended in the male line until the death in 1798 of the Rev. John Carne (d. 1798), rector of Plumtree, Nottinghamshire, and prebendary of Llandaff, whose only daughter, Eleanor died without issue in 1842. The estate then devolved under entail upon Eleanor Carne, daughter of Captain Charles Loder Carne who married secondly the Rev. Robert Nicholl of Dimlands, (1763-1849), 6th son of Whitlock Nicholl (1720-1788) of The Ham, Glamorgan, and brother of the Rev. Iltyd Nicholl (1743-1787), rector of Treddington, Worcestershire. The Rev. Robert Nicholl inherited the Nash estate in right of his wife and assumed the surname Carne. He was succeeded by Robert Charles Nicholl-Carne who died in 1869. The Nicholl family have been seated at The Ham, Glamorgan, for nearly 300 years, and before that were found at Llantwit Major. Iltyd Nicholl of Llantwit Major acquired The Ham in Glamorgan, following his marriage to Cecil, daughter and heiress of Edmond Turberville of The Ham. Their third son, Iltyd Nicholl (1603-1671) of The Ham, Llantwit Major, acquired the Llanmaes estate, Glamorgan, following his marriage to Barbara Yorath, daughter and heiress of Alexander Yorath. The estate then descended in the male line. Iltyd Nicholl (1785-1871), who succeeded his grandfather to The Ham estate, acquired the Court Blethin (Court Bleddyn) estate in Monmouthshire, through his marriage to Eleanor, only child and heiress of George Bond of Newland, Gloucestershire, and Court Blethin, Monmouthshire. Their second son, George Whitlock Nicholl (1816-1889) of The Ham and Court Blethin was a barrister-at-law, recorder of Usk, and constable of Llanblethian castle. George's second son, Iltyd Bond Nicholl (1862-1941) of Llanmaes House, Llantwit Major, died unmarried and was succeeded by his nephew, Lt Commander Robert George Iltyd Nicholl (b. 1898). According to the 1873 return of owners of land, George Whitlock Nicholl of Ham, Glamorgan, and Cwrt Bleddyn, Monmouthshire, owned 3,065 acres in those two counties with an annual rental of £3,735.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and related documents, [c. 1260]-1896, of the Nash and Ham estates, Glamorgan, out-county deeds, 1208-14 cent., 1623-1870; probate records of the Carne family, 1740-1902, and the Nicholl family, 1787-1848; estate papers, 1750-1951, including estate account books and rentals and papers, 1763-1892; court rolls of the manor of Lisworney, 1789-1808, rentals of the manor of Boviarton and Llantwit, 1614, and compotus roll of the lordship of Newport in Wallia, 1434-1435; plans, 1812-1936; sale catalogues, 1835-1951; family papers, 1762-1916; and pedigrees and historical notes, compiled [c. 1620]-[c. 1870], including letters from Edward Lhuyd, 1707-1708, and an account of the antiquities of Llantwit Major by Iolo Morgannwg. See also arrangement field.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and related documents; wills; inventory; grants of office and related documents; dispensions; Cowbridge church; miscellaneous documents; manorial documents; estate papers; estate papers (from former solicitor to the estate); family papers; pedigrees and historical notes; miscellaneous books and papers; and parish documents.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Glamorgan Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further Carne family papers are in Glamorgan Record Office, DCR.


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 Landed Gentry, 18th ed, vol. 1 (London, 1965-1972); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, vol. II (London, 1872); Clark, George, T., Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae, (London, 1886); James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2001

Carne family, | of Nash | Archives
Carne family, | of Nash | Genealogy
Estate administration | Wales | Llantwit Major
Llantwit Major (Wales) | Antiquities
Manorial courts | Wales | Glamorgan
Sales particulars | Wales | Glamorgan

Personal names
Lhuyd , Edward , 1660-1709

Corporate names
Boverton and Llantwit Manor (Wales)
Ham Estate (Wales)
Lisworney Manor (Wales)
Nash Estate (Vale of Glamorgan, Wales)
Newport Manor, Borough and Lordship (Monmouthshire, Wales)

Llantwit Major (Wales)

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