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Vaughan and Roche, solicitors, of Cardiff and Newport, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DNLE

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Vaughan and Roche, solicitors, of Cardiff and Newport, papers

Short Title: Vaughan and Roche, solicitors, of Cardiff and Newport, papers

Creation date(s): 1805-1995

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.09 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Messrs. Vaughan and Roche (of Cardiff and Newport)


Administrative/Biographical history: Messrs. Vaughan and Roche were a firm of solicitors based at Cardiff, Glamorgan, and Newport, Monmothshire, (formerly Downing and Handcock), active in the 19th and 20th centuries. They accumulated papers relating to thier clients' interests, including shipping and industry on South Wales, and the Rawleigh Mansel Dawking and Downing family estates. They aloo accumulated the records of the Welsh Livery Guild and Llandaff Cathedral Bell Restoration Fund.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Vaughan and Roche of Cardiff and Newport, 1805-1995, including: company records, 1871-1927; shipping records, 1898-1917; papers relating to the estate of R. M. Dawkin of Whitchurch, 1894-1923; deeds relating to Barry, Cardiff and Radyr, 1851-1951; abstracts of title, 1870-1943; business records of Vaughan and Roche, solicitors, 1894-1949; papers relating to legal qualifications, 1872-1943; Downing family records, 1813-1895; business records, 1884-1901; shipping records, 1878-1938; probate records, 1829-1917; deeds relating to Cardiff, Llandaff, Penarth, Roath, and Swansea, 1805-1983; abstracts of title, 1878-1893; correspondence with clients, 1961-1963; miscellaneous, 1894-1936; title deeds Glamorgan and Monmouthshire and shipping case papers, [19th century]-[20th century]; Llandaff Cathedral Bell Restoration Fund Papers, and Welsh Livery Guild Papers and Title Deeds, [c. 1850]-1995.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged according to date and type.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Physical characteristics: Good to fair condition

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue 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 individual at various intervals.


Related material: Related units of description held at the Glamorgan Archives: DX 159/3, frame entitled 'The Belgian Exhibition' containing four photographs of objects made by Belgians in the trenches during the Great War, [c. 1918]; DXGC 163, two posters and Cardiff Plan, 1986.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Hayden Burns for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Glamorgan Record Office, Catalogue of records for the Solicitors, Vaughan and Roche of Cardiff and Newport.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2004

Deeds | Wales | Barry
Deeds | Wales | Cardiff
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Deeds | Wales | Newport
Deeds | Wales | Penarth
Deeds | Wales | Swansea
Estate administration | Wales | Glamorgan
Shipping | Wales | Cardiff
Solicitors | Wales | Cardiff
Solicitors | Wales | Newport
Vaughan and Roche, solicitors | Archives

Personal names
Dawkin , Rawleigh Mansel , 1851-1913

Corporate names
Llandaff Cathedral (Llandaff, Wales)
Vaughan and Roche, | solicitors
Welsh Livery Guild

Barry (Wales)
Cardiff (Wales)
Glamorgan (Wales)
Llandaff (Wales)
Monmouthshire (Wales)
Newport (Wales)
Penarth (Wales)
Roath (Cardiff, Wales)
Swansea (Wales)
Whitchurch (Cardiff, Wales)

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