Catalogue description Collection of Col R W Awdry

This record is held by Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

Details of 78
Reference: 78
Title: Collection of Col R W Awdry







A collection of 51 documents, principally deeds, relating to properties at Poulshot in Wiltshire. 1733-1900


No apparent connection with Awdry family




Seven documents, principally deeds, relating to property in Melksham sold to Wiltshire, Somerset and Weymouth Railway Company (later G.W.R.Co). 1804-1832




A collection of 32 documents, principally deeds, relating to lands at Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire. 1762-1834


No apparent connection with Awdry family




A collection of 342 documents relating to lands at Chippenham, Langley Burrell and Hardenhuish, Wiltshire and at Rode, Woolverton and Tellisford, Somerset, with Court Rolls of the Manor of Southwick, Wiltshire. 1639-1896


No apparent connection with Awdry family






This bundle [No. 44 (i) & (ii)] refers to properties purchased by Daniel Clutterbuck circa 1818.

Date: 1610-1900
Held by: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Awdry, R W, fl 20th century, of Wiltshire, colonel

Physical description: 44 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

Col. R W Awdry C.B.E.

Administrative / biographical background:

A collection of 368 documents, principally deeds relating to properties in Seend, Wiltshire, and to the Awdry family of Melksham and elsewhere in Wiltshire. 1611-1821.


All bundles in this group either contain the Awdry family as parties to deeds, or lead to bundles concerning the Awdry family.


Principal parties concerned are:-


Earl of Westmoreland


Sir Richard Blake Haskins


Rees Meyrick (with many others)


Charles Price


Edward William and Elizabeth Usher


There appears to be a definite connection between this Manor and Hardenhuish. See Bundle 41. In this bundle were found documents relating both to Hardenhuish and to the Manor of Southwick. In view of this it is considered most likely that the loose Court papers and Court Roll of the Manor of Southwick belong to the Hardenhuish papers and they have been annexed thereto as Bundles 41-42. Last known Lord of the Manor was Daniel Clutterbuck. A list of the Lords of the Manor so far as they can be ascertained is included with the report on Bundle 42.


It seems probable that they are with this collection for the same reason as the papers of Southwick manor.

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