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Picton family, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 PICTON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Picton Family Records

Short Title: Picton family, records

Creation date(s): 1691-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.086 cubic metres (3 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Picton family of Poyston


Administrative/Biographical history: The Picton family of Poyston came from Norman ancestors, who had settled in Pembrokeshire. Military tradition was strong in the family and three of Thomas and Cecil Picton's sons were Generals in the Army. Among these was General Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815), who served as governor of Trinidad before being killed in action at Waterloo. General Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) purchased Iscoed (Old) and Iscoed (Modern) and two other farms from Sir John Bell William Mansel for £30,000 in 1804. The last of the line of Pictons at the Iscoed estate were Mary Caroline Brogden and her daughter Lucy Eleanor Brogden. Mary Caroline Brogden was the daughter of Major John J Picton and had married James Brogden. The estate was sold in 1914 and 1917.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Picton family of Poyston, Pembrokeshire, and Iscoed, Carmarthenshire, including deeds, 1691-1909; rentals and accounts of the Poyston and Llandow estates, 1806-1842; papers and accounts relating to various members of the Picton family, 1786-1883, and papers of the Brogden family of Porthcawl, Glamorgan, 1884-1925.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into deeds and miscellaneous papers

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

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The catalogue can be accessed on-line from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Mr H.J. Randall, Bridgend, with the permission of the executors of the late Miss Lucy Eleanor Brogden in 1955.


Related material: The National Library of Wales holds the J. Glyn Picton Papers relating mainly to his research into General Sir Thomas Picton and the Picton family.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1950 (London, 1959); Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their families (Newport, 1997).

Rules or conventions: This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2; and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2002

Picton family, | of Poyston and Iscoed | Archives

Personal names
Brogden family , of Porthcawl
Picton family , of Poyston and Iscoed

Corporate names
Iscoed Estate (Wales)
Llandow Estate (Wales)
Poyston Estate (Wales)


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