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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Harcourt Powell family, of Drinkstone Park

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/POW

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Harcourt Powell family, of Drinkstone Park, Suffolk

Short Title: Harcourt Powell family, of Drinkstone Park

Creation date(s): 1518-1867

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.25 cubic metres (17 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Harcourt Powell family of Drinkstone Park, Suffolk

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: The Hook estate, Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, was purchased by the Powell family in the late 18th or early 19th century. The estate descended directly in the male line until Thomas Harcourt Powell (b. 1819), who was succeeded by his nephew, John Harcourt Powell of Marsh Mills House, Henley-on-Thames, Surrey. The family's principal seat was Drinkstone Park, Suffolk, but the family owned land in numerous other English counties. According to the 1873 return of owners of land the Hook estate measured 3,083 acres, all in Pembrokeshire, and carried an annual rental of £3,393

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Family settlements and wills with associated trust deeds, 1613-1867; personal papers, estate correspondence and law papers, 1671-1857; Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Middlesex deeds and estate papers, [c. 1604]-1815; Isle of Wight and Hampshire deeds and estate papers, 1528-1856; Leicestershire deeds and legal papers, 1654-1754; Devon and Somerset deeds, 1713-1763; Suffolk, Kent and Essex deeds and papers, 1717-1831; Pennsylvania, U.S.A., papers, 1794-1831; Sussex deeds, 1518-1749; Wiltshire deeds, 1617-1815; and Pembrokeshire title deeds with rentals, colliery accounts and estate correspondence, 1634-1854.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English, Latin

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following categories by Swansea University: family settlements and wills with associated trust deeds (D/POW/A); personal papers, estate correspondence and law papers (D/POW/B); Buckinghamshire, Surrey, Berkshire and Middlesex deeds and estate papers (D/POW/C); Isle of Wight and Hampshire deeds and estate papers (D/POW/D); Leicestershire deeds and legal papers ((D/POW/E); Lincolnshire deed (D/POW/F), Norfolk deeds (D/POW/G), Pembrokeshire deeds and estate papers, correspondence and colliery accounts (D/POW/H); Devon and Somerset deeds (D/POW/J); Suffolk, Kent and Essex deeds and papers, Pennsylvania U.S.A. papers (D/POW/K); Sussex deeds (D/POW/L); Wiltshire deeds (D/POW/M); and decayed and damaged parchments and papers (D/POW/N).

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Physical characteristics: Some flies of parchments and papers are decayed.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The collection was originally deposited on temporary loan in January 1986 at the University College of Swansea by Mr Powell.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr S. J. Powell of Lilac Cottage, Penmaen, Gower, Swansea, in October 1986 and March 1987.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further papers relating to the Glynne-Gladstone family are Flintshire Record Office, D/BJ, D/LJ; and National Library of Wales, Glynne of Hawarden Estate Records.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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 Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); James Brian, 'The Great Landowners of Wales in 1873', National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-6); Walford, Edward, The County Families of the United Kingdom or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (London, 1881).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: August 2001; minor amendments July 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | England
Deeds | Wales | Hook
Estate administration | Wales | Hook
Harcourt Powell family, | of Drinkstone Park | Archives

Personal names
Harcourt Powell family , of Drinkstone Park

Corporate names
Drinkstone Park Estate (England)
Hook Estate (Wales)

Places
Hook (Wales)
Llangwm (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Suffolk (England)

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