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Roger Edwards' Charity, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D 373

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Roger Edwards' Charity Papers

Short Title: Roger Edwards' Charity, papers

Creation date(s): 1773-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (394 items)

Name of creator(s): Roger Edwards' Charity, Usk


Administrative/Biographical history: Roger Edwards (d. 1624) of Usk, Monmouthshire, left money in his will to establish almshouses in nearby Llangeview. These were administered by Roger Edwards' Charity, run by a number of trustees. The almshouses were rebuilt in 1826 but fell into disuse from 1969. Edwards also founded Usk Grammar School, overseen by the Usk Grammar School Foundation.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Roger Edwards' Charity, Usk, 1773-1929, comprising administrative records, 1811-1929, including correspondence, 1865-1895, vouchers, 1815-1885, statements of account, 1881-1897, tenders for tenancies, 1830, donations book, 1811-1895, visitors' book, 1861-1929; papers relating to Usk Grammar School Foundation, 1776-1896, including minutes, 1863-1864, applications for admission, 1879-1883, statements of account, 1879-1896; deeds, 1773-1880, relating to properties in Llangwm Uchaf, Raglan, Llanbaddock, Shirenewton, Caldicot, Goytre, Gwernesney, Llandenny, Llangeview, Llanover and Wolvesnewton, Monmouthshire; tithe rent charges for the parishes of Gwernesney, Llangwm and Llanfihangel Tor y Mynydd, 1893-1920; Land and Income Tax Commissioners minutes, 1876-1898.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administrative records; Usk Grammar School; deeds; tithe rent charges.

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.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Roger Edwards' Charity Papers, catalogue; Llangwm and District Community Website (, viewed 30 March 2006;

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2006

Almshouses | Wales | Llangeview
Charities | Wales | Usk
Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire
Tithes | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names
Roger Edwards Charity
Usk Grammar School

Gwernesney (Wales)
Llanfihangel Tor y Mynydd (Wales)
Llangeview (Wales)
Llangwm (Monmouthshire, Wales)
Usk (Wales)

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