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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Cawdor estate papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/RTP/CAW

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Papers relating to the Estates of the Earl of Cawdor

Short Title: Cawdor estate papers

Creation date(s): 1793-1936

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Cawdor estate


Administrative/Biographical history: On the death of Sir Gilbert Lort, of Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, in 1698, the estate passed to his sister and heiress, Elizabeth, who was married to Sir Alexander Campbell, of Cawdor Castle, Scotland. Through this marriage, the Campbells attained substantial estates in Wales. She died in 1714, and her great-grandson, John Campbell of Stackpool Court, was created Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin, Pembrokeshire, in 1796. His son, John Frederick (1790-1860), was elevated to an earldom in 1827 as Earl Cawdor of Castlemartin. The second Earl was his eldest son, John Frederick Vaughan Campbell (1817-1860). He was the MP for Pembrokeshire, 1841-1859, and was married to Sarah Mary Cavendish (d. 1881). Their eldest son, Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell (1847-1911), was the 3rd. Earl of Cawdor, from 1898-1911, and Viscount Emlyn, 1847-1898. He was the Conservative MP for Carmarthenshire, 1874-1885. The Cawdor estate in Pembrokeshire included the lordship of several manors; it alos owned the Wiston estate.


Scope and content/abstract: Cawdor estate, manorial records of the Manor of Burton, 1840-1920; Manor of Walton East, 1793-1920; Manor Court court rolls, 1793-1920; suit rolls, 1797-1874, jurymen, 1802-1860; writs, 1794-1884; register of admission of Freemen, 1766-1812; burgesses list, 1780-1832; post-1832 electoral papers, 1833-1895, Wiston Estate miscellaneous, 1794-1915; Cawdor Estate general conveyances, [c.1848]-1920; and Manor of Burton, chief rents, 1926-1936.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Manorial records; burgesses list; electoral papers; miscellaneous; Cawdor Estate; and Manor of Burton.

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: The papers came into the possession of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest.



Note: Title from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers relating to the Estates of the Earl of Cawdor catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, (London, 2000); The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959); Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005.

Cawdor Estate (Wales) | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Castlemartin
Estate administration | Wales | Burton
Estate administration | Wales | Castlemartin
Estate administration | Wales | Walton East
Estate administration | Wales | Wiston
Manorial courts | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Vivian family, | Barons Swansea | Archives

Personal names

Corporate names
Cawdor Estate (Wales)
Wiston Estate (Wales)

Burton (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Castlemartin (Wales)
Walton East (Wales)
Williamston (Wales)
Wiston (Wales)

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