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Lampard Vachell Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DVA

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Lampard Vachell Collection

Short Title: Lampard Vachell Collection

Creation date(s): 1697-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.10 cubic metres (various parchments, files and papers)

Name of creator(s): Vachell family; Benjamin Garnett Lampard-Vachell;


Administrative/Biographical history: The earliest traced reference to the name Vachell in Cardiff appears in 1796. Charles Vachell, a druggist, was presented at the Cardiff Quarter Sessions for trading without burgess right. He pleaded exemption on the grounds that he had been a ship's surgeon for three years in the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary war. Charles Vachell had at least two sons. According to the 1851 census returns, Charles Vachell junior was born in Exeter (co. Devon) about the year 1785, and William Vachell was born in Cardiff in about 1789. Charles and William were both druggists, who later acquired land and properties in Cardiff and elsewhere. They both served as councillors on the Cardiff Borough Council and later became aldermen. The material listed here relates to property acquired in and around Cardiff by the younger son, William Vachell and later by his son Frederick Charles Vachell. These lands passed to Loder Wilkins Tanfield Vachell, but by 1900 this line of the Vachell family had moved away from Glamorgan. As L.W.T. Vachell had no son, he left his property to Benjamin Garnet Lampard, the son of his housekeeper, on condition that he change his name to Lampard-Vachell.


Scope and content/abstract: The records of the Lampard-Vachell estate relate to property in and around Cardiff, and to property in Llantwit Major, and date between 1697 and 1966. At some point in the 20th century the solicitor of the estate appears to have arranged the deeds and papers in order to fulfil the legal requirements for managing the estate. This arrangement is reflected in the listing of the collection.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by topic or title of deed.

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: The original bundles, most of which are numbered have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by a private individual, April 1988



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: 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: January 2006. Amended October 2006

Lampard-Vachell Estate (Wales) | Archives

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Lampard-Vachell Estate (Wales)

Llantwit Fardre (Wales)
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