Roger Edwards' Charity Papers

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.

Administrative / 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.


Arranged into the following: administrative records; Usk Grammar School; deeds; tithe rent charges.

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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 (, viewed 30 March 2006;

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office.

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