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Clytha Estate rentals and accounts

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D143, D672

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Clytha Estate rentals and accounts

Short Title: Clytha Estate rentals and accounts

Creation date(s): 1769-1885

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 5 boxes, 39 vols

Name of creator(s): Clytha estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Thomas Berkeley of Spetchley, Worcestershire, married Mary, only daughter and heiress of the Davies family of Clytha, Monmouthshire. Their second son, John Berkeley inherited Clytha and was succeeded by his son Robert, who on succeeding to Spetchley, sold Clytha to his father-in-law, Richard Lee of Great Delce in Kent. Richard Lee sold Clytha to his brother-in-law, William Jones, third son of John Jones of Llanarth, who died in 1805 and left the estate to his great-nephew, William Jones, afterwards William Herbert. He was succeeded by his son, Reginald Herbert. According to the 1873 return of owners of land, William Herbert of Clytha House owned 4,543 acres, all in Monmouthshire, with an annual rental of £10,624.


Scope and content/abstract: Estate papers, 1769-1885, including rentals, mainly for the Clytha estate, and accounts.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Not known.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Card index available at Gwent Record Office

Language codes: eng


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposit. It is Gwent Record Office's policy to withold information about donors or depositors in view of possible misuse.


Related material: Some title deeds are National Library of Wales, Clytha Estate Records. Further estate records are amongst the papers of Sir Joseph Bradney held at the National Library of Wales: these remain uncatalogued.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Burke's Landed Gentry, (London, 1965); Bradney, Sir Joseph, A History of Monmouthshire, (London, 1992 facsimile ed.), vol. I, part IIb, vol. II, part I; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol. II; James, Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2001

Account books | Wales | Monmouthshire
Estate administration | Wales | Monmouthshire
Rentals | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names
Herbert family , of Clytha

Corporate names
Clytha estate | (Wales)

Llanarth (Monmouthshire, Wales)

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