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Evans family of Lovesgrove

Reference code(s): GB 0212 D/BRA/15

Held at: Ceredigion Archives

Title: Evans family of Lovesgrove

Short Title: Evans family of Lovesgrove

Creation date(s): 1812-1912

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.01 cubic metres (1 box)

Name of creator(s): Lovesgrove estate


Administrative/Biographical history: In 1843, Lovesgrove, in the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, was bought for £7,500 by John Evans (1804-1874), a prosperous lime merchant who owned a shop in Commerce House, Bridge Street, Aberystwyth. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Lewis Pugh of Aber-mad, Llanychaearn, Cardiganshire, adding his wife's surname to his own, the family becoming Pugh Evans. John and Elizabeth's second son, Lewis Pugh Evans (1837-1908) inherited Aber-mad following the death of his bachelor uncle, on condition that he took the name of Pugh. Their third son, Sir Griffith Humphrey Pugh Evans (1840-1902) inherited Lovesgrove and built a mansion there in 1883. In 1873, he married Emelia Savi, daughter of Sir James Hill of Bengal. Sir Griffith Humphrey Pugh Evans was succeeded by his son, Brigadier General Lewis Pugh Evans (1881-1962), who fought in the Boer War and World War I. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1917.


Scope and content/abstract: Lovesgrove estate deeds and documents, 1812-1882; bank books of Lieutenant General Sir James Hills-Johnes of Dolaucothi, Carmarthenshire, and Howell Powell Edwards; bundle of papers concerning Sir Griffith Humphrey Pugh Evans, deceased, 1907; and bundle of insurance papers, 1911-1912.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Ceredigion Archives and the National Register of Archives.

Detailed catalogue

Language codes: eng


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Rye & Leman of London, solicitors, per the British Records Association, October 1988.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Evans family of Lovesgrove are National Library of Wales, Lovesgrove Papers.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Cardiganshire Homes and their families, (Newport, 2000); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 18th ed., 3 vols, 1965-72), vol. 2.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2001

Estate administration | Wales | Ceredigion
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Personal names
Edwards , Howell Powell
Evans , Griffith Humphrey Pugh , 1840-1902
Hills-Johnes , James , 1833-1919 , Knight

Corporate names
Lovesgrove Estate (Wales)

Llanbadarn Fawr (Ceredigion, Wales)
Lovesgrove (Wales)

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