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Thomas family of Wenvoe Castle records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DWETH

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Title: Thomas family of Wenvoe Castle records

Short title: Thomas family of Wenvoe Castle records

Dates of creation: 17th century-20th century

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.02 cubic metres (41 parchments, 3 papers, 1 photograph, 1 volume)

Name of creator(s): Thomas family of Wenvoe Castle


Administrative and biographical history: The Thomas family came to Wenvoe castle in 1560 when Jevan ap Harpway of Tresimont, Hertfordshire married Catherine, the only daughter and heiress of Thomas ap Thomas. During the years of the civil war, Edmond Thomas, a descendant of the Thomas family of Wenvoe, can be found in the list of those nominated to the Upper House of Parliament as peers by Oliver Cromwell. During the 18th century Charles Nassau Thomas became vice chamberlain to the Prince of Wales (later King George IV) and later First Groom and Master of the Robes to the Regent. He also held other positions close to the Monarchy. These records relate to the period 1655-1855.


Scope and content: Thomas family of Wenvoe Castle records comprising deeds of Wenvoe and Ruperra estates and of lands in the counties of Glamorgan, Monmouth, Gloucester and Somerset, 1655-1773; miscellaneous papers, 17th century-20th century; Family History of Thomas by Sir Godfrey John Thomas, 1855


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: A arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by the Wenvoe Castle Estate, 1981


Related units of description: DKT


Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Family History of Thomas by Sir Godfrey John Thomas, (Published privately, 1855)

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

Date(s) of description: January 2006



Deeds | England | Gloucestershire

Deeds | England | Somerset

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan

Deeds | Wales | Monmouthshire

Thomas family, | Wenvoe and Ruperra | Archives

Wenvoe Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names

Thomas family, Wenvoe and Ruperra

Corporate names

Ruperra Castle Estate (Wales)

Wenvoe Estate (Wales)



Wenvoe Castle