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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Higgon family deeds and estate papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/HIG

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Higgon family deeds and estate papers

Short Title: Higgon family deeds and estate papers

Creation date(s): 1549-1945 (predominantly 19th century)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.169 cubic metres (9 boxes, 2 vols, 5 rolled maps)

Name of creator(s): Higgon family, of Scolton, Pembrokeshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The Higgon family had resided at Scolton, Pembrokeshire, since at least the 16th century. The first recorded member of the family to live there was James Higgon (d. 1732). His grandson, the Rev. James Higgon, (1713-1799) married Mary, daughter and co-heiress of an M. Philipps of Ford, although there is no evidence relating to the ownership of the property by the Higgon family. The estate descended in the male line until John Donald George Higgon, who died in 1898. His wife, Edith Emily Higgon, succeeded to Scolton. She died in 1937.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and estate papers relating to the Higgon estate in Pembrokeshire, 1549-1898; sale particulars; 1788-1869; papers relating to collieries, 1844-1849; estate management records, 1853-1901; accounts, 1753-1911; solicitor's accounts, 1840-1879; family papers, 1818-1909; correspondence and papers about local schools and churches, 1847-1898; papers relating to hunting, 1826-1891; papers relating to the Pembrokeshire Conservative Association and elections, 1837-1892; and tithe papers, 1838-1869. A further group includes deeds, diaries, letters and personal papers, 1756-1857.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds and estate papers, accounts, correspondence, family papers, hunting; military, Conservative Association and elections, papers and correspondence on Whitland and Cardigan Railway Company, and tithe papers; and a second group of diaries, letters and personal papers, and other papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Lt Col J. H. V. Higgon, Scolton, Haverfordwest, May-June 1972, with further papers transferred from the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, per Mrs Susan Hewitt, Spring Wells, Spittal, Haverfordwest with permission from Mr Peter Robin Higgon, Newton Hall, Crundale, Haverfordwest, April 1987.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Higgon family are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/HIG.


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: Burke's Landed Gentry ( London, 18th ed, three vols,1965-72), vol III, Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, (London, 2 vols, 1872), vol II.

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

Deeds | Wales | Spittal
Estate administration | Wales | Spittal
Higgon family, | of Scolton | Archives
Pembrokeshire Conservative Association | Archives
Political parties | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Whitland and Cardigan Railway Company | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Higgon family , of Scolton

Corporate names
Higgon Estate (Wales)
Pembrokeshire Conservative Association
Whitland and Cardigan Railway

Scolton (Wales)
Spittal (Wales)

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