Fonds GB 0210 LUCAS - Lucas Collection (Haverfordwest, Land Agents),

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Lucas Collection (Haverfordwest, Land Agents),


  • 1398, 1562-1925 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.754 cubic metres (26 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Messrs John Harvey & Sons were land agents, surveyors, and valuers in Haverfordwest. Their successors were Messrs James Thomas and Son.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by Mr R. K. Lucas, Haverfordwest, in 1940.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records, mainly 17th-20th cent., from the office of Messrs John Harvey & Sons, chiefly relating to the following estates: the estate of the bishops of St Davids [c., 1615]-1899, including diocesan rentals, 1759-1845, maps and plans, 1760-1870, deeds, correspondence, surveys and terriers, mainly 18th-19th cent., and court books and other records of the following manors owned by the diocese in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire: Clas Llangyfelach, 1776-1854, Llandeilo fawr, 1778-1795, Abergwili, 1718-1841, Llangaddock, 1834-1853, Dewisland, 1824-1830, city and suburbs of St Davids, 1824-1829; and papers of the St Davids Archdiaconial Board of Education, 1858-1864; the estate of Lord Kensington mainly in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, including deeds and correspondence, mainly 18th-19th cent., accounts, 1750-1835, and rentals, 1761-1808; the estate of the family of Scourfield of New Moat and Williamston, Pembrokeshire, including rentals, 1726-1886; the estate of the family of Barham of Trecwn; the estate of the Brooks of Noyadd, Llannarth, Cardiganshire; and the estate of Captain H. J. P. Thomas in Gadlys, Aberdare, Glamorgan, including the Gadlys Ironworks, 18th cent-1908. The archive also includes papers relating to enclosures in Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, 1856-1888; papers relating to railways in Carmarthenshire, 19th cent., papers of Gorsgoch Collieries, Cross Hands, Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, 1860-1872; and papers of The Welsh Black Cattle Society, 1905-1919.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at NLW have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Further details relating to manorial records within the archive can be accessed on-line from The National Archives Manorial Documents Register.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further papers are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RKL.

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Notes area


Title based on depositor' s name.

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Rules and/or conventions used

This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2002.


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Mair James.

Archivist's note

The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Lucas Collection;

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