Gwent Archives

Roger Edwards' Charity Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D 373

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Title: Roger Edwards' Charity Papers

Short title: Roger Edwards' Charity, papers

Dates of creation: 1773-1929

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (394 items)

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

CONTEXT

Administrative and 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.

CONTENT

Scope and content: 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.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: 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.
Detailed catalogue

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 (www.llangwm.org.uk), viewed 30 March 2006;

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

Date(s) of description: March 2006


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Almshouses | Wales | Llangeview

Charities | Wales | Usk

Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire

Tithes | Wales | Monmouthshire

Personal names

Corporate names

Roger Edwards Charity

Usk Grammar School

Places

Gwernesney

Llanfihangel Tor y Mynydd

Llangeview

Llangwm

Usk