Reference code(s): GB 0214 DED
Held at: Glamorgan Archives
Title: Edmondes Family of Llantrithyd, Cowbridge and Llandough-juxta-Cowbridge records
Short Title: Edmondes Family of Llantrithyd, Cowbridge and Llandough-juxta-Cowbridge records
Creation date(s): 17th-20th centuries
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 16 boxes; 0.36 cubic metres
Name of creator(s): Edmondes Family of Llantrithyd, Cowbridge and Llandough-juxta-Cowbridge
Administrative/Biographical history: The Edmondes family fortune was founded on careers in estate management, the law and the army. In 1755 the family purchased the estate of Beaupre in St. Hilary which added considerably to their assets in Glamorgan. The Edmondes also occupied Llandough castle from 1776-1794. The family have been called a Welsh example of a early modern nouveau riche family (Thomas, St. Hilary, 2000) who were able to to divide their time between the Town House at Cowbridge and their Country Seat at Beaupre.
Scope and content/abstract: Edmondes Family of Llantrithyd, Cowbridge and Llandough-juxta-Cowbridge records comprising of pedigree of family; deeds of property in Cowbridge; Llanblethian; Llantrithyd; Llantwit Fardre; Llantrisant; Colwinston; Laleston; Llanilid; St. Hilary; Ystradyfodwg; out county papers; will and related documents; bonds; accounts; financial papers; miscellaneous papers; diaries of Frederick William Edmondes, archdeacon of Llandaff
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement: Edmondes Family of Llantrithyd, Cowbridge and Llandough-juxta-Cowbridge records are arranged chronolgically by record series
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record conditions apply
Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed
Accruals: Accruals are possible
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by private individual, 1988-2006
Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Brian Ll. James and David J. Francis, Cowbridge and Llanblethian Past and Present, (Cobridge 1979); Hilary M. Thomas, St. Hilary: A History of the Place and its People, (St. Hilary, 2000)
Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.
Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006. Amended August 2006.