John Buse Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the saddler John Buse, Swansea, West Glamorgan, 1811-1926, including deeds, 1811-1926; papers relating to the will of John Buse, 1865-1929; papers relating to the Hutchinson family and apprenticeship indentures, 1845-1869; financial records, 1847-1904; and miscellaneous, 1850-1899.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Buse (d.1888) was a saddler at 3 Oxford Street in Swansea, West Glamorgan. When he was already thirteen years old, he was apprenticed to David Morris. In 1836, John Buse married Ann Watkins of Llanfabley in Monmouthshire. Their children were Mary Ann, John Watkin, James William, Sarah Elizabeth, Thomas Joseph, Fanny M. and Edward. After his death the estate passed into the hands of his trustees. The administrative records listed here relate mainly to the period after his death. There are a number of deeds and personal papers which relate to John Buse's lifetime. There are deeds and documents relating to the estate of the Hutchinson family of Wind Street, Swansea. John Hutchinson of London was a coach painter.


Arranged into the following: deeds; papers relating to the Will of John Buse; papers relating to the Hutchinson family and aprenticeship indentures; disputes relating to the Will of John Buse; insurance papers; solicitorsï' bills; bank books; household accounts; records of the executors; valuation of estate; investments of John Buse; court cases with tenants; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

It is the policy of the West Glamorgan Archive Service to withhold the names of depositors.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: West Glamorgan Archive Service, John Buse Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited have been retained

Custodial History

The records were transferred in a single tin box, the documents being bundled in no discernible order.


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names