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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Higgon family of Scolton Manor and Fernhill, records

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

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Higgon family of Scolton Manor and of Fernhill

Short Title: Higgon family of Scolton Manor and Fernhill, records

Creation date(s): 1709-1968

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Higgon family of Scolton Manor, Spittal; Higgon family of Fernhill, Haverfordwest


Administrative/Biographical history: The Higgon family had lived in Scolton Manor, Spittal, Pembrokeshire, since the 16th century. The mansion was destroyed by lightning in the mid-18th century and the family resided in Haverfordwest until 1841. The first recorded member of the family to live there was James Higgon (d. 1732) who married Elinor Harries of Porthelly. The estate descended in the male line until John Donald George Higgon (1832-1898). His wife, Edith Emily (née Thompson, of Liverpool) succeeded to Scolton. She died in 1937. Their grandson, Colonel John Henry Victor Higgon (b. 1902) sold the estate in 1972 to Pembrokeshire County Council, who converted it to Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Higgon family, comprising Scolton manorial court records, 1736-1745; court books, 1869-1901; maps, 1760-1841; and deeds and estate papers, accounts, correspondence, family papers, and tithe papers, 1709-1968.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: manorial court records; court books; maps; and deeds and estate 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: The records came into the possession of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors.

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


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


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 Higgon family of Scolton Manor; 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); Burke's Landed Gentry 18th ed. ( London,1965)

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 | Spittal
Estate administration | Wales | Spittal
Higgon family, | of Scolton | Archives
Manorial courts | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Manors | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Higgon family , of Fernhill
Higgon family , of Scolton

Corporate names

Scolton (Wales)
Spittal (Wales)

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