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National Library of Wales
Lucas collection of Haverfordwest land agent records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 LUCAS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Lucas Collection (Haverfordwest, Land Agents)

Short Title: Lucas collection of Haverfordwest land agent records

Creation date(s): 1398, 1562-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.754 cubic metres(26 boxes)

Name of creator(s): James Thomas & Sons


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


Scope and content/abstract: Records, mainly 17-20 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 18-19 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 18-19 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, 18 cent-1908. The archive also includes papers relating to enclosures in Llanddewi Brefi, Cardiganshire, 1856-1888; papers relating to railways in Carmarthenshire, 19 cent., papers of Gorsgoch Collieries, Cross Hands, Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire, 1860-1872; and papers of The Welsh Black Cattle Society, 1905-1919.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: 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: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at NLW and HMC. The catalogue can be acceessed online from
Further details relating to manorial records within the archive 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: Deposited by Mr R.K. Lucas, Haverfordwest, in 1940.


Related material: Further papers are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RKL.


Note: Title based on depositor's name

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Lucas Collection.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002, revised June 2003

Barham family, | of Trecwn | Archives
Brooks family, | of Noyadd | Archives
Church lands | Wales | St David's (Diocese)
Church of England. | Diocese of Saint David's | Archives
Coal mines and mining | Wales | Cross Hands
Edwardes family, | Barons Kensington | Archives
Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
John Harvey & Sons | Archives
Scourfield family, | New Moat, Wales | Archives
Thomas, Hugh James Protheroe, | Sir, | 1879-1924 | Archives
Welsh Black Cattle Society | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Barham family , of Trecwn
Brooks family , of Noyadd
Edwardes family , Barons Kensington
Scourfield family , New Moat , Wales
Thomas , Hugh James Protheroe , 1879-1924

Corporate names
Church of England | Diocese of Saint David's. | Archdiaconal Board of Education
Gorsgoch Collieries
John Harvey & Sons
Welsh Black Cattle Society


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