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Tasker, John; Evans family, and Tasker-Evans family, of Upton Castle, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/TE

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Papers of John Tasker and the Evans, later Tasker-Evans, family of Upton Castle

Short Title: Tasker, John; Evans family, and Tasker-Evans family, of Upton Castle, papers

Creation date(s): 1775-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.057 cubic metres (3 boxes, 1 loose documen)

Name of creator(s): John Tasker; Evans family of Upton Castle; Tasker-Evans family of Upton Castle

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Captain John Tasker of the East India Company purchased Upton Castle, Upton, Pembrokeshire, in the second half of the 18th century. On his death in 1800, the estate devolved on his three nieces as co-heiresses. The estate finally settled on Maria, a grand-niece who married firstly the Rev. Thomas Woods, and, secondly, the Rev. William Evans, of Hook Norton, Pembrokeshire. Their heir was the Rev. William Paynter Evans, the eldest of triplets, of Cosheston, Pembrokeshire, and Upton. The last of the male line to live at Upton Castle was Admiral Richard Evans, who died in 1927. Dr John Tasker Evans of Hertford, Hertfordshire, and Upton Castle was a relative. The estate later passed to Major Richard Charles John Tasker-Evans (d. May 1992), of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Papers of John Tasker of the East India Company and Upton Castle, 1775-1802; papers of the Rev. William Evans, 1795-1837, including personal and estate matters, papers of the Rev. William Paynter Evans, 1826-1853; papers of Dr John Tasker Evans, 1833-1891; papers of Admiral Richard Evans of Upton Court, 1881-1927; and prints and photographs, [c. 1800]-1932.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: papers of John Tasker; papers relating to the affairs of John Tasker after his death; papers of the Rev. William Evans; personal and estate matters; executorship and legacies; the Oxfordshire lands; ecclesiastical matters; papers of the Rev. William Paynter Evans; papers of Dr John Tasker Evans; papers of Admiral Richard Evans; prints and photographs; and miscellaneous items.

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.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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 Major Richard Charles John Tasker-Evans of 18 The Verneys, Cheltenham, in September 1985.

ALLIED MATERIALS

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); 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; amended July 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Estate administration | Wales | Upton Castle
Evans family, | of Upton Castle | Archives
Tasker, John, | ca. 1742-1800 | Archives
Tasker-Evans family, | of Upton Castle | Archives

Personal names
Evans , John Tasker , b. 1803 or 4
Evans , Richard , d. 1927 , of Upton Court
Evans , William , of Hook Norton and Upton Castle
Evans , William Paynter , of Upton Castle
Evans family , of Upton Castle
Tasker , John , ca. 1742-1800
Tasker-Evans family , of Upton Castle

Corporate names
Upton Castle Estate (Wales)

Places
Upton (Wales)

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