- [early 13 cent.]- 1951 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2.233 cubic metres (76 boxes, 225 volumes, 2 rolls, 5 bundles, 7 pictures)
Name of creator
The Dunraven estate comprised the Glamorgan estates of the Edwin family of Llanmihangel Betws Iarll, Glamorgan, and the Glamorgan and Gloucestershire estate of the Wyndham families of Dunraven, Glamorgan, and of Clearwell, Gloucestershire. The Dunraven and Clearwell estates were united when Jane, daughter and eventual heiress of John Wyndham of Dunraven, married her cousin Thomas Wyndham of Clearwell. When Jane died, Thomas married secondly Anne, daughter of Samuel Edwin of Llanmihangel. Thomas Wyndham died in 1751 and Anne his second wife in 1758. Their son and heir Charles Wyndham, MP for Glamorgam, 1780-1789, inherited both estates.
The Llanmihangel estate had been purchased in 1685 from Sir Robert Thomas by Humphrey Edwin, alderman of London, and had passed successively to his son Samuel Edwin and to Samuel's son, Charles Edwin. The latter's nephew Charles Wyndham inherited the Llanmihangel estate and assumed the surname Edwin in accordance with his uncle's will. Following his death in 1801 the three estate of Dunraven, Clearwell and Llanmihangel passed to his son, Thomas Wyndham, on whose death in 1814 the estates passed to his daughter, Caroline who, in 1810, had married the Hon. Windham-Quin, later 2nd Earl of Dunraven, of Adare, County Limerick.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Deposited by the Directors of the Dunraven Estates Co. Ltd. in 1940, 1952 and 1953. See the individual files for the source of material in the sub-fonds 'Additional material'.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Records of the Dunraven estate, principally in Glamorgan, belonging to the Wyndham and Wyndham-Quin families of Dunraven Castle, Glamorgan, earls of Dunraven, and of Clearwell, Gloucestershire, and papers of the associated families of Edwin and Thomas of Llanfihangel-juxta-Cowbridge, including deeds, [early 13 cent.]-1939, mainly for lands in Glamorgan; rentals, surveys and accounts, 1348-1483, 1688-1951, mainly relating to properties in Glamorgan; manorial records, 1548-1936, relating chiefly to numerous manors in Glamorgan, legal papers, 1685-1895; and correspondence, 1791-1918.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged by bundles apart from the estate rentals which are arranged chronologically.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Further details relating to manorial records within the archive can be accessed online from The National Archives Manorial Documents Register at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Owens, B. G., 'The Dunraven Deeds and Documents', National Library of Wales Journal, II (1941-2), pp. 81-2
Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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GEAC system control number
Place access points
Name access points
- Dunraven Estate (Wales) -- Archives (Subject)
- Clearwell Estate (England) -- Archives. (Subject)
- Clearwell Estate (England) (Subject)
- Dunraven Estate (Wales) (Subject)
- Wyndham-Quin family, Earls of Dunraven -- Archives (Subject)
- Wyndham family, of Dunraven Catle and Clearwell -- Archives (Subject)
- Wyndham family, of Dunraven Castle and Clearwell (Subject)
- Edwin family, of Llanfihangel-juxta-Cowbridge (Subject)
- Thomas family, of Llanfihangel-juxta-Cowbridge (Subject)
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Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion
Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the completion of this description: NLW, Schedule of Dunraven Estate Rentals;