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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Harries, John Hill, archives

Reference code(s): GB O213 D/RTP/JHH

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: J. H. Harries Archives

Short Title: Harries, John Hill, archives

Creation date(s): 1661-1932

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (29 boxes)

Name of creator(s): John Hill Harries (d. 1857); Harries family of Heathfield, Letterston, Pembrokeshire


Administrative/Biographical history: The Harries family had settled at Tregwynt since about 1600, when Llewelyn Harries was the owner. They were also successively known as of Tresissyllt, of Priskilly and of Heathfield, Letterston, Pembrokeshire. John Hill Harries married Frances Jordan of Haverfordwest in 1807. Their eldest son was George Jordan Harries (1815-1865), who married Susannah Skrine of Warleigh, Somerset. Their eldest son, John Henry Harries of Heathfield (1840-1883) was J.P. for Pembrokeshire, and was married to Ellen Eliza Florence Murray. Joseph Harries (d. 1824) of Priskilly, High Sheriff in 1821, was the younger brotehr of John Hill Harries. Gilbert James Harries was the eldest son of Joseph Harries of Priskilly and Jane James of Llanunwas; he succeeded his father to Llanunwas, and when he died in 1856, left the estate to his eldest son, Cecil Anson Harries (d. 1908).


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds relating to the estates of the Harries family in Granston, Mathyr and Letterston, Pembrokeshire, 1661-1932; maps, 1751-1848; John Hill Harries papers, 1818-1856; and Gilbert James Harries papers on coal and ironstone output in Carmarthenshire, 1819-1856.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; maps; John Hill Harries papers; and Gilbert James Harries papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply. Some materials cannot be produced as they are very fragile.

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


Related material: Further Harries family papers are in Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/JEGP.


Note: Title from main creator of fonds. The collection includes earlier and later material relating to his family's property.

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, J.H.H. Harries Archives catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, (London, 2000); 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: May 2005

Coal mines and mining | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Granston
Deeds | Wales | Letterston
Deeds | Wales | Mathry
Harries family, | of Heathfield | Archives
Harries, Gilbert James, | d. 1856 | Archives
Iron mines and mining | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Personal names
Harries , Gilbert James , d. 1856
Harries , John Henry , 1840-1883
Harries , John Hill , d. 1857
Harries family , of Heathfield

Corporate names

Granston (Wales)
Letterston (Wales)
Mathry (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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