GB 0210 CARTER
Carter Family Papers,
- 1585-1910 / (Creation)
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Name of creator
Edwin Carter farmed in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, until 1846. He acquired Thornwell farm, Chepstow, through the will, dated 12 August 1834, of Thomas Brigden of Bristol, who had inherited the farm from his uncle Paul Morgan in 1793, a descendant of Henry Morgan who had purchased Thornwell farm in 1694. Carter's heirs resided in Bristol and were brewers in the Clifton area. Much of the estate, including Thornwell farm, was sold in 1906.
The archive was transferred to the office of Messrs Ingpen & Armitage of Grays Inn, London, probably before the cause in Chancery between members of the Carter family in 1905. Following the death of H.W. Woodforde, the solicitor who acted on behalf of the estate, the deeds were returned to H. C. Fry, Clevedon, Somerset, the family trustee, in October 1909.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by Charles H. Fry of Clevedon, Somerset, in 1958 and 1959.
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Scope and content
Deeds and documents, 1586-1910, relating to the trust created by the will, 25 April 1846, of Edwin Carter of Chepstow, Monmouthshire, and afterwards of Clifton in the city and county of Bristol, and pursuant to an order in Chancery in the cause of Carter v Carter, 1905. They include title deeds relating to premises in Monmouthshire, and Clifton, in Bristol, and family probate records.
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Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
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Arranged chronologically. The original numbers on the documents have been retained.
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A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW.
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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.
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Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bradney, Sir Joseph, History of Monmouthshire,(Cardiff and Aberystwyth, 1994, facsimile ed.) vol. 4, part 1; Waters, Ivor, The Town of Chepstow (Chepstow, 1975);