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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Penhale and Co., Solicitors, records

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/PEH

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Penhale and Co., Solicitors, Records

Short Title: Penhale and Co., Solicitors, records

Creation date(s): 1705-1980

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Penhale and Co., Solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history: William Rees was a solicitor based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, during the first half of the 19th century. In 1850 Rees took his nephew, William Davies into partnership with him. Davies built up the practice under the titles Davies, George and Davies in Haverfordwest and Smith, Davies and Co. in London. However the firm of Davies, George and Davies became bankrupt in 1895. Williams and Williams acquired part of the practice but itself became bankrupt in the 1930s. This practice was succeeded by Phillips Williams and Co., the immediate predecessor to Penhale and Co., based in High Street, Haverfordwest. These solicitors had worked on behalf of many families in the area, including the Child family, which held Bonville's Court estate and colliery in St Issells, Pembrokeshire; Charles Allen Hughes (fl. 1884-1895) of Robeston Hall, Robeston West, Pembrokeshire, and later Hazel Hill, Llanstadwell, Pembrokeshire; John Davies (fl. 1869-1891), farmer, of Hayston, later Jordanston, Pembrokeshire; John Llewellyn, (alive 1888-1891), farmer, of Hazel Hill, Llanstadwell; Essex Harries (d. 1896) of Haverfordwest; John Madocks (fl. 1837-1877), corn merchant, of Haverfordwest; and Christopher Henry James Talmage (fl. 1918-1964), who owned property in Johnston, Pembrokeshire, including the Johnston Brick and Tile Co. Ltd.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Haverfordwest solicitors firms, 1705-1980, collected by Penhale and Co., Solicitors, consisting of clients' files, 1865-1980; papers relating to the Child and Hook Child family, 1745-1967; papers relating to Charles Hugh Allen of Robeston Hall, 1884-1895; papers relating to John Davies of Jordanston and John Llewellyn of Hazel Hill, 1857-1945; papers relating to Essex Harries of Scolton, 1857-1945; papers relating to John Madocks of Haverfordwest, 1819-1887; papers relating to C. H. J. Talmage and the Johnston Brick and Tile Co. Ltd, 1918-1967; miscellaneous deeds relating mainly to land in Pembrokeshire, [c. 1708]-1937; deeds and papers relating to trusts, 1705-1943; papers relating to business partnerships, 1815-1966; financial records, 1781-1903; probates, 1801-1979; and miscellaneous papers, 1823-1975.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: clients' files; deeds and miscellaneous papers; and probates.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The papers accumulated by the various forms came into the possession of Penhale and Co.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr G. Cross, Penhale and Co., Solicitors, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, 1982.



Note: Title supplied from name of depositor

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Penhale and Co., Solicitors, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Probate records | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Solicitors | Wales | Haverfordwest

Personal names
Child family , of Newton

Corporate names
Davies, George and Davies
Hazelhill Estate (Wales)
Penhale and Company, Solicitors
Phillips, Williams and Company, Solicitors
Williams and Williams, | solicitors

Haverfordwest (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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