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Edmunds family, of Eglwysilan, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX341

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Edmunds of Eglwysilan papers

Short Title: Edmunds family, of Eglwysilan, papers

Creation date(s): 1712-1917

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01cubic metres (29 papers, 3 parchments, 1 booklet)

Name of creator(s): Edmunds family


Administrative/Biographical history: William Edmunds (fl. 1712-1738) left a life interest in land at Eglwysilan, Glamorgan, to his wife Mary in 1739. She sold the land to John Richard of Llandaff, Glamorgan, thereby dispossessing the heirs of William Edmund of their inheritance. In trying to reclaim the lands at Eglwysilan, the Edmunds took their case to the Court of Quarter Sessions at Swansea, Glamorgan, where the verdict was found in their favour. However, on appeal, they lost their case at the assizes. Unable to pay the legal costs of the case, one Edmund Edmunds and his son, William Edmunds, were imprisoned for debt at Cardiff gaol. Evan Edmunds collected documents relating to the case to support his claim to parts of the land at Eglwysilan after they had been purchased by the Rhymney and Taff Vale Railway Co. in c. 1900.


Scope and content/abstract: Documents proving the pedigree of the Edmunds family, 1712-1900; and miscellaneous papers, 1872-1917.


Language/scripts of material: English, one paper in Welsh

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Finding aids: A handlist is available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The collection was in the possession of members of the Edmunds family until 1981, when they were offered to the Welsh Folk Museum, now the Museum of Welsh Life.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by the Welsh Folk Museum, St Fagans, 1981



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Edmunds family, | of Eglwysilan | Archives

Personal names
Edmunds , Evan
Edmunds , William , d. 1738
Edmunds family , of Eglwysilan

Corporate names
Rhymney Railway
Taff Vale Railway

Eglwysilan (Wales)

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