Sunday, July 22, 2007

Archives Network Wales

Archives Network Wales: "website contains standardised descriptions of the extent, type and scope of collections of documents held by Record Offices, universities and other bodies in Wales. It also provides links to further information and access details for the repositories. It is an index to sources rather than a source itself."

Archives Network Wales - Advanced search

Just found a new reference to my great uncle

Archives Network Wales - Records of the Rickards family of Usk Priory: "Administrative/Biographical history: The Rickards family of Usk Priory, Monmouthshire, was a branch of the Rickards family of Evenjobb, Radnorshire, that had settled in Gladestry in the same county. The Rev. Robert Rickards (1733-1810) was vicar of Llantrisant, Glamorgan. One of his sons was Richard Fowler Rickards (b. 1765, alive in 1831) of Llantrisant, whose son Robert Hillier Rickards (d. 1873) of Llantrisant, barrister-at-law, and formerly of the 3rd Bombay Lancers, was the father of Robert Rickards of Clifton, Gloucestershire, esq. In 1888 Robert Rickards bought Usk Priory from the mortgagees of Thomas Watkins of Highmead in the parish of Llanfair Cilgedin, Monmouthshire. Usk Priory had been the seat of the Jones family from about 1555 until 1810, when, with the death of the last member of the family, it had been sold to the dukes of Beaufort. In 1865 the eighth duke of Beaufort sold the priory to Thomas Watkins above. Robert Rickards married Isabella, daughter and eventual heir of the Rev. Edward Windsor Richards, rector of St Andrews, Glamorgan, and was succeeded by Robert Windsor Rickards, their only surviving child."

see Archives Network Wales - List of repositories
see also:-
A2A - Access to Archives | Home: "The A2A database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day."


The National Archives | the Catalogue: "the Catalogue (formerly PROCAT)

the Catalogue contains 10 million descriptions of documents from central government, courts of law and other UK national bodies, including records on family history, medieval tax, criminal trials, UFO sightings, the history of many countries and many other subjects."

Wales was also adminstered from London and Canterbury


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