Document referenceD553
Level of description Fonds
TitleThe Fothergill Diaries
Creator(s)Henry Fothergill; Edith Fothergill
BackgroundHenry Fothergill was born in Caerelon in 1837. He was the third son of Richard and Charlotte Fothergill (formerly Merrick) and nephew of Rowland Fothergill of Hensol Castle. Together with his brothers, Richard, George and Thomas, Henry oversaw the family’s ironworks which included Plymouth, Penydarren, Taff Vale, Abernant and Llwydcoed. In 1864 he sold his interest in the ironworks to his older brother Richard and used the money to travel the world. On his return, he joined the Essex Militia, rising to the rank of Major. In 1877, he married Edith Russell Horwood, a vicar’s daughter of Maldon, and they settled in Copt Hall, Hawkhurst near Cranbrook. They had two sons Gerald Rowland (1880-1970) and Edward George Neville (1882-1962). Henry died on 1 Oct 1914 and Edith on 5 Jan 1925.
DescriptionDiaries 1-3, 8 and 11 were never received and their whereabouts is unknown. An epitome covering the period Jul 1864-Oct 1867, which would have been included in missing diary 11, appears in volume 12.
Extent21 volumes
Physical characteristicsGood condition
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionPurchased from D.P. White, Averys, West Sussex in 1992.
Finding AidsA detailed catalogue is available
Related materialTenby Museum and Art Gallery, reference TD/Fothergill - collection contains diaries, papers from solicitors and material reating to rents, passports, expenditure on food wages of servants etc.
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