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Gwent Archives
Fortune family of Monmouth records

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D3641

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Records of the Fortune family of Monmouth

Short Title: Fortune family of Monmouth records

Creation date(s): [c. 1615]-[c. 1700]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Fortune family of Monmouth


Administrative/Biographical history: The Fortune family was a long established family in Usk and Monmouth. The Fortune family includes Moore Fortune (d. 1640, dsp?), tutor at Oxford University, rector of Panteg from 1612 and vicar of Usk from 1621 till his death, and his brothers William Fortune (fl. c. 1615) and Walter Fortune (fl. 1640). A later generation included Walter Fortune (d. 1695) and his brother John Fortune (fl. 1694-95), who appear to have been lawyers.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters to Walter Fortune, 1690-1694, relating to writs, debts and court cases; letters to William Fortune, [c. 1615], and to John Fortune, 1695, receipts, 1656-[c. 1695], and other papers,[c. 1650]-1700.


Language/scripts of material: English, Latin.

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence, financial and general.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Language codes: englat


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.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bradney, Joseph, Sir, A History of Monmouthshire (London, 1993, facsimile ed.), vol. 3, parts 1 and 2; Monmouthshire Record Office, Schedule of the Records of the Fortune family of Monmouth.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2001

Fortune family | of Monmouth | Correspondence
Lawyers | Wales | Monmouth

Personal names
Fortune family , of Monmouth

Corporate names

Monmouth (Wales)

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