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Mathias family, of Llangwarren and Lamphey Court, records

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

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Mathias family of Llangwarren and Lamphey Court

Short Title: Mathias family, of Llangwarren and Lamphey Court, records

Creation date(s): 1697-1967

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Mathias family of Llangwarren; Mathias family of Lamphey Court


Administrative/Biographical history: The Mathias family had resided in Llangwarren, Jordanston, Pembrokeshire, since the 16th century, when Thomas Mathias (c. 1570-1617) of Glastir, Nevern, Pembrokeshire, married Jane Lloyd, co-heiress of Llangwarren. The estate descended in the male line, passing to Charles Delamotte Mathias (1777-1851), who married Mary Bethell, of Hassage, Somerset. Charles Mathias purchased Lamphey Court, Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, in 1810-1811, and built a new mansion there in 1823. Their children were Lewis Mathias (1813-1882) who married Emily Catherine Lawes (d. 1877) of Harpenden, Hertfordshire; the Rev. William Mathais (1816- 1864) of Pencoed, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, who married Eliza Stradling, of Bridgwater, Somerset; Charles Mathias (1817-1888); George Mathias (1819-1840), of Glastonbury, Somerst, who married Caroline Law, of Staple Grove Lodge, Somerset; Henry Mathias (b. 1820) of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, a solicitor with the firm Evans, Powell and Mathias, who married Charlotte Maria Carleton Lloyd; Edward Mathias (b. 1822); James Mathias (1823-1886), of Croston [?Lancashire], whose second wife was Alyne Louisa Eliza Hulton (d. 1923); Alfred Mathias (b. 1825); Thomas Mathias (b. 1827) of Haverfordwest, and Frederick Mathias (b. 1828). His eldest son, Charles (1849-1918), married Cecilia Antonia Stokes (d. 1935), of St Botolphs, Pembrokeshire. Their eldest son, Charles Ronald Mathias (1877-1949), married Shelagh Natalie Farewell, of Natal, South Africa, and they had a son, Wing Commander Lewis Mathias of Lamphey (b. 1915). He had a daughter, Shelah Nicole (b. 1948), by his second wife, Huguette Ida Lèvy, of France. Lewis Mathias was the last of the family to live in Lamphey Court. The family advertised Llangwarren for sale in 1987, and Lamphey Court in 1978. The 2nd son of Charles and Cecilia was Algernon Stokes Mathias (1885-1923), of Llangwarren, a Captain in the Royal Veterinary Corps. He married Winifred Gertrude Bonsall, of Theale. The 3rd son, Egerton Lloyd Anthony Mathias (b. 1890), of Marconi House, was an electrical engineer. He sold Upper House, Wolfsdale, Camrose, Pembrokshire, in 1919-1920. Grace Mathias (d. 1834) was one of the daughters of David Mathias (1738-1812), a shopkeeper of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. She inherited various estates in Fishguard from her aunt, also called Grace Mathias, (d. 1788).


Scope and content/abstract: Mathias family papers, comprising: deeds and related papers, parishes of Camrose, 1769-1920; Haroldston St Issells, 1824, Hasguard, 1798-1897, Lamphey, 1768-1894; Letterston, 1810-1886; Llanstinan and Fishguard, 1883-1901; St Mary, Pembroke, 1787; and St Nicholas and Llanwnda, 1812-1888; wills, settlements, etc., 1776-1923; leases, tenancy agreements, etc. realting to the parishes of St Martin, Haverfordwest, 1851, Lamphey, 1822-1925; Letterston, 1891-1926; Llanstinan, 1851; and Steynton, 1846-1921; estate papers of the Manor of Lamphey, 1758-1930; Lamphey Estate, 1851-1927; Llangwarren Estate, 1828-1925; general estate papers, 1853-1945, including maps and plans, 1808-1941; personal papers of George Mathias, 1819-1899; of the Rev. William Mathias of Calcott, Somerset, 1839-1888; of Miss Grace Mathias, 1697-1847; of Charles Mathias' interests in Gloucestershire, 1817-1848; and office files of RTP Williams and previous firms relating to the Mathias families, 1851-1967.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; wills and settlements; leases; estate papers; personal papers; and office files.

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: Henry Mathias was a member of the firm of Evans, Powell and Mathias, a predecessor of the firm of R.T.P. Williams.

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


Related material: Further papers relating to the Mathias family are Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers of the Rind, Mathias, Bethel, Hole and Napier families


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, Records of the Mathias family of Llangwarren and Lamphey Court; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-66); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1952); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005

Deeds | Wales | Lamphey
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Mathias family, | of Lamphey | Archives
Solicitors | Wales | Haverfordwest

Personal names
Mathias , Henry , 1820-1904?
Mathias family , of Lamphey

Corporate names
Lamphey Court Estate (Wales)
R. T. P. Williams and Sons, solicitors

Fishguard (Wales)
Gloucestershire (England)
Jordanston (Wales)
Lamphey (Wales)
Letterston (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)
Somerset (England)

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