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Glamorgan Archives
Shirley family, of Cardiff, collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DX478

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Shirley family, of Cardiff, collection

Short Title: Shirley family, of Cardiff, collection

Creation date(s): 1614-1922

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.02 cubic metres (129 papers, 7 parchments, 2 cards, 1 file, 3 booklets, 1 plan)

Name of creator(s): Shirley and Sons, solicitors, Cardiff


Administrative/Biographical history: Lewis Vincent Sherley was a partner in Luard and Sherley solicitors at Castle Street, Cardiff in 1871. By 1882, Luard and Sherley had moved to new offices in Albert Chambers, 26 High Street, Cardiff. By the 1890s, the firm appears to have changed its name to Shirley and Sons. The firm finally disappears from local trade directories by the 1920s. The firm accumulated documents, presumably relating to its clients, relating to the Richards family of Cardiff, Mary Charles, and the Wathen and Wilkins families.


Scope and content/abstract: Wills and apprenticeship indenture relating to the Shirley family of Cardiff, 1841-1896; documents relating to the Richards family, including probate of will, accounts, bills and receipts, 1802-1809; correspondence, 1836-1854; documents relating to Mary Charles, 1838-1844; documents relating to Wathen and Wilkins families, 1799-1859; and miscellaneous deeds and documents, 1614-1922.


Language/scripts of material: English, 1 parchment in Latin

System of arrangement:

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


Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited at the Glamorgan Record Office by a private depositor, 1986



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following sources were used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Post Office Directory of Monmouth and South Wales, 1871; Butchers Post Office Cardiff District Directory, 1882-1883; Kelly's Directory of Monmouth and South Wales, 1891-1914

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

Date(s) of descriptions: November 2004

Deeds | Wales | Cardiff
Shirley and Sons | Archives
Solicitors | Wales | Cardiff

Personal names
Charles , Mary , fl. 1838-1844
Richards , Edward Priest
Richards , George , b. 1784
Richards family , of Cardiff
Shirley , Lewis Vincent , d. 1885
Shirley family , of Cardiff

Corporate names
Shirley and Sons

Cardiff (Wales)

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