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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Thomas, Sir Hugh James Protheroe, papers

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

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Papers of Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas

Short Title: Thomas, Sir Hugh James Protheroe, papers

Creation date(s): 1802-1964

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas (1879-1924), land agent and estate owner, was the son of James Thomas of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. He married Charlotte Eveline Matthews in 1904, and he was Mayor of Haverfordwest twice, in 1909-1910 and 1918-1919. He bought the Gadlys Estate, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, in 1914. He was a partner in his father's firm, James Thomas & Son, land and estate agents, based in Haverfordwest. In 1920, he acquired the Milford Haven Estate; he also bought estates in Landshipping and Fishguard. He was knighted in 1922, and died in 1924, when his widow took over his estates; the firm of James Thomas & Son remained active into the 1930s.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas, relating to Gadlys Iron Works, Aberdare, Glamorgan, 1856-1910; Gadlys Brickworks, 1896-1917; Gadlys Estate, 1895-1937; Gadlys leases, agreements, 1852-1916; Gadlys sales papers, 1900-1914; and plans, 1875-[c. 1926]; Milford Haven Estate records, 1802-1964; Fishguard Estate papers, 1874-1937; Landshipping Estate papers, 1921-1943; and personal papers, 1856-1953, including papers of James Thomas and Son, Land Agents, 1925-1939.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Glamorganshire papers; and Pembrokeshire papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws 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 expected.

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

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


Related material: There is related material in Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTM/MHE.


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 of Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas catalogue; Who was Who (London, 2005).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2005.

Brickworks | Wales | Aberdare
Estate administration | Wales | Aberdare
Estate administration | Wales | Fishguard
Estate administration | Wales | Landshipping
Estate administration | Wales | Milford Haven
Estate agents | Wales | Haverfordwest
Iron-works | Wales | Aberdare
Thomas, Hugh James Protheroe, | Sir, | 1879-1924 | Archives

Personal names
Thomas , Hugh James Protheroe , 1879-1924

Corporate names
Fishguard Estate (Wales)
Gadlys Brickworks
Gadlys Estate (Wales)
Gadlys Iron Works
James Thomas and Son (Haverfordwest, Wales)
Landshipping Estate (Wales)
Milford Haven Estate (Wales)

Aberdare (Wales)
Fishguard (Wales)
Haverfordwest (Wales)
Landshipping (Wales)
Milford Haven (Wales)

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