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Trewern, Whitland, estate, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 TRWERN

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Trewern (Whitland) Estate Records

Short Title: Trewern, Whitland, estate, records

Creation date(s): 1600-[?1937]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.45 cubic metres (17 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Trewern estate, Carmarthenshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The family derives from a mixed origin, combining the Joneses of Penrallt, Cardiganshire, the Scottish family of Schaw, the Protheroes of Dolwilym, Carmarthenshire, and the Beynons of Trewern, Pembrokeshire.
The Protheroe family resided at Dolwilym from around the turn of the 17th century when Rhydderch ap John, living in 1600, bought Dolwilym. The estate descended in the male line until Evan Protheroe (1715-1795), who had married Elizabeth, daughter of David Jones of Penyrallt, died without issue. He bequeathed the estate to his brother-in-law, Dr Evan Jones, stipulating that he should take the surname Protheroe.
Evan Jones succeeded to the estate on the death of his sister, Elizabeth in 1813. He married Emma, widow of David Garrick, and when he died in 1841 the estate passed to his only daughter Emma Hart Protheroe. She married William Garrick Bridges Schaw (d. 1856), who took on the additional surname of Protheroe after their marriage in 1819. Their son, Edward Schaw Protheroe (d. 1906) married Ellen Augusta Cecilia Beynon, daughter of John Thomas Beynon, of Trewern.
Ellen's great-grandfather was Thomas Beynon of Cethin, who had inherited Trewern in right of his wife, Mary Thomas, heiress of Trewern and daughter of John Thomas (d. 1730). The estate had passed down the male line until Ellen Augusta Cecilia Beynon.
Edward and Ellen's heir was Major Godfrey Evan Protheroe of Dolwilym and Trewern, who took the additional surname of Beynon in 1899.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and documents,1600-1919, relating to the Trewern estate, mainly in Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire, routine estate and financial correspondence, mainly 19th century, sale catalogues, valuations, etc., 1859-1919, rentals of the Trewern estate, 1860-1896, the Manoravon estate, 1875-1896, and the Clynmarch and Coedmor estates, 1875; and deeds and documents, 1892-1908, relating to the Dolwilym and Glyn-taf estates in Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The first group is arranged chronologically.

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: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at NLW of the first group of records. The remaining groups remain uncatalogued apart from the manuscript volumes (NLW MSS 21981-21986) which are described in NLW, Handlist of Manuscripts, vol.VIII.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The first group was donated by Major W.E. Protheroe-Beynon, Trewern, Whitland, in 1947. The second group was deposited by Major G.E.S. Protheroe-Beynon, Trewen in December 1954. The third group donated by Major W.E.P. Protheroe-Beynon, Trewern, Whitland, in March 1959. The fourth group was donated by Major W.E.P. Protheroe-Beynon, Swansea, in 1960. A small number of volumes of personal and estate records were purchased in 1984; these are now NLW MSS 21981-86.


Related material: Further papers are Carmarthenshire Archive Service, Protheroe-Beynon Manuscripts. A diary, 1833-1835, and sporting journal, [?1833], of John Thomas Beynon; a rental of the Trewern estate,1833-1847; maps of the Trewern estate,1826; and maps of the Dolwilym estate, 1816-1834, are NLW MSS 21981-21984.


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: Lloyd, J.E., A History of Carmarthenshire (London, 2 vols. 1935-39), vol. II.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2001

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Protheroe-Benyon family, | of Trewern | Archives
Trewern Estate (Wales) | Archives

Personal names
Beynon family , of Trewern
Protheroe-Beynon family , of Trewern

Corporate names
Clynmarch Estate (Wales)
Dolwilym Estate (Wales)
Glyntaf Estate (Wales)
Manoravon Estate (Wales)
Trewern Estate (Wales)


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