Glamorgan Archives

Denis Verity of Bridgend collection

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXEI

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Title: Denis Verity of Bridgend collection

Short title: Verity, Denis, of Bridgend, collection

Dates of creation: 1697-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.24 cubic metres ( 4 boxes, 3 volumes, 2 rolls)

Name of creator(s): Denis Verity and others


Administrative and biographical history: These papers were assembled by members of the Verity family, Bridgend, Glamorgan, and particularly Denis Verity, from a variety of sources. Many of the papers were used as a basis for historical research on the history of Bridgend and district.


Scope and content: Material relating to Reginald Harmar Cox, 1908-1926; notes on the life of James Ebenezer Bicheno (1785-1851); draft marriage settlement of Catherine Verity, 1842; miscellaneous photographs; Newcastle parish incumbent's cash books, 1903-1909; marriage settlements, correspondence and other documents relating to Hester Wilkins of Llanblethian, 1715-1747; miscellaneous papers relating to the Wilkins family, 1704-1968; Bridgend and Cowbridge Union abstract list of paupers, 1872; Glamorgan Militia (Neath Hundred), 1763; Bridgend Turnpike District report of committee, 1843; Aleppo Merchant papers, 1697-1698; miscellaneous historical notes and papers collected by Denis Verity, 1853-1983; miscellaneous photographs and postcards, 1860-1941; photographic prints of watercolour views of the Bridgend area; copies of maps of the Bridgend area, 1778-1842; and photocopies of miscellaneous material relating to the Society of Oddfellows, 1838-1886.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Generally records have been listed according to original arrangement (according to subject).

Conditions governing access: For the Aleppo Merchant letters, transcripts will be offered in place of the original items. Copies of fragile items may be offered in order to reduce damage to originals.

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catalogue can be searched online at
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: A selection of records offered have been accepted and listed. Duplicate items, occasional journals and newspapers have been donated to local libraries. Poor quality duplicates have been destroyed.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Private depositor, various dates, 1956-1999.



Archivist's note: Compiled by David Morris for the ANW project. The following source was used for compilation: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids.

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: August 2004



Personal names

Cox, Reginald Harmar, [fl. 1883-1926]

Verity family, of Bridgend

Verity, Catherine, fl. 1842

Verity, Denis

Wilkins, Hester, fl. 1715-1747

Corporate names

Aleppo Merchant (Ship)

Bridgend and Cowbridge Poor Law Union

Great Britain | Army. Royal Glamorgan Light Infantry Militia

Independent Order of Odd Fellows | Manchester Unity