West Glamorgan Archive Service

Whitney Estate Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0216 RISW W

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Title: Whitney Estate Collection

Short title: Whitney family of Oystermouth, papers

Dates of creation: 1654-1822

Level of description: fonds

Extent and medium: 0.018 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): The Whitney family


Administrative and biographical history: The Whitney family of John Whitney and Hannah (née Davies). These papers relate to the legal and personal affairs of John Whitney and of his descendants. John Whitney was an apothecary in Swansea. He was admitted as Burgess of Swansea in 1746 and died around 1756. He married Hannah Davies (bur. 1780) and the collection also includes papers relating to her brothers Lewis, Owen and Thomas and Thomas' wife Martha. Other papers relate to the children of John and Hannah, namely Ann (baptised 1728, buried 1793), Eleanor (baptised 1737, married David Hopkin in 1773) and Martha (baptised 1741, buried1820). There were also three sons Thomas, Walter and William who all appear to have died at a young age.


Scope and content: Deeds relating to properties in Oystermouth, 1654-1779; Deed relating to properties in Swansea, 1792; Deeds relating to properties in Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, 1756-1780; Bonds, 1740-1773; Surveys, 1721; Inventories, 1793-1820; Wills, 1786-1816; Accounts, 1721-1817; Bills, 1749-1821; Receipts, 1755-1821; Promissory notes, 1764-1822; Medical prescriptions, c.1730-1812; Family correspondence, 1731-1823; Insurance policies, 1793-1804; Taxes, 1796-1817; Miscellaneous papers, 1746-c.1850


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: The collection was originally catalogues at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the originally order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

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

Date(s) of description: Prior to 16-11-2004; Source amended by ANW project, January 2005; This descripti



Deeds | Wales, South

Family archives | Wales | Swansea

Probate records | Wales, South

Personal names

Whitney, Ann, d. ca. 1793

Whitney, Hannah, d. ca . 1780

Whitney, John, Apothecary in Swansea

Whitney, Martha, d. ca. 1820

Corporate names