Records of the Fortune family of Monmouth

Scope and Content

Letters to Walter Fortune, 1690-1694, relating to writs, debts and court cases; letters to William Fortune, [c. 1615], and to John Fortune, 1695, receipts, 1656-[c. 1695], and other papers,[c. 1650]-1700.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fortune family was a long established family in Usk and Monmouth. The Fortune family includes Moore Fortune (d. 1640, dsp?), tutor at Oxford University, rector of Panteg from 1612 and vicar of Usk from 1621 till his death, and his brothers William Fortune (fl. c. 1615) and Walter Fortune (fl. 1640). A later generation included Walter Fortune (d. 1695) and his brother John Fortune (fl. 1694-95), who appear to have been lawyers.


Arranged into the following: correspondence, financial and general.

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Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Bradney, Joseph, Sir, A History of Monmouthshire (London, 1993, facsimile ed.), vol. 3, parts 1 and 2; Monmouthshire Record Office, Schedule of the Records of the Fortune family of Monmouth.

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