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Hamilton and Greville families, collection

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HAMLLE

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Hamilton and Greville Collection

Short Title: Hamilton and Greville families, collection

Creation date(s): 1581, 1618, 1760-1813

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.009 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Hamilton and Greville families of Milford Haven


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) acquired his estates in Pembrokeshire through his marriage to Catherine Barlow, daughter and heiress of Huw Barlow of Lawrenny Hall, Pembrokeshire. In 1790 Sir William obtained a private act of parliament enabling him to develop his property in the manors of Hubberston and Pill, in order to build quays, docks, piers, establish a market and provide roads into what eventually came to be Milford Haven. He made his nephew Charles Greville responsible for the enterprise and after Sir William's death the estate passed to Charles who died in 1809. He was succeeded by his brother Robert Fulke Greville, who took little interest in the town. He died in 1824.


Scope and content/abstract: Letters and receipts, 1581-1805, relating to the Pembrokeshire estates of Sir William Hamilton and plans and correspondence relating to improvement schemes by Charles Francis Greville at Milford Haven, 1794-1813.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by bundle

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. An online catalogue can be accessed from


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to NLW have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Lady Capel Cure, 28 Lancaster Gate, London, per Mr H. Idris Bell in May 1930.


Related material: The main archive relating to the development and history of Milford Haven is Pembrokeshire Record Office, Milford Haven Estate Records


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James.
The following source was used in the compilation of this description: The Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2002

Docks | Wales | Milford Haven

Personal names
Greville , Charles Francis , 1749-1809
Hamilton , William , 1730-1803

Corporate names


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