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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Massy, H. R. S., Brigadier, papers relating to Rudbaxton and Prendergast

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/MAS

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Brigadier H. R. S. Massy Papers

Short Title: Massy, H. R. S., Brigadier, papers relating to Rudbaxton and Prendergast

Creation date(s): 1805-1909 (accumulated [20th century])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Massy, Hugh Royds Stokes

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Brigadier Hugh Royds Stokes Massy (1884-1965) of Cottesmore and Mount Pleasant, Prendergast, Pembrokeshire, accumulated records relating to properties in Pembrokeshire, including The Cotts, a mansion in Prendergast, Pembrokeshire, which had been owned by Louis Devandes in the early 19th century, and the Peel family from 1814. Jonathan Haworth Peel (fl. 1821-1839) held farms and Slouth corn mill in the parish of Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, and in 1835 his daughter Helen Peel married Edward Taylor Massy, and in 1839 he bought Cotts from his father-in-law and began building a new residence. This was completed in 1841 and was called Cottesmore. The Massy family lived at Cottesmore until the mid 20th century. The Mount Pleasant estate, Prendergast, was owned by the Priddle family in the mid 19th century. In 1873 the estate was held by Edward Taylor Massy of Cottesmore.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records collected by Brigadier H. R. S. Massy, 1805-1909, mainly relating to land in the Pembrokeshire parishes of Rudbaxton, 1805-1845, and Prendergast, 1847-1873.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Deeds relating to Cotts, Prendergast; In chancery records; Deeds relating to Rudbaxton; Deeds relating to Mount Pleasant, Prendergast.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

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

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Zurich Financial Services, 2002.

ALLIED MATERIALS

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from name of collector

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Brigadier H. R. S. Massy, catalogue; KnowUK website (http://www.knowuk.co.uk/) viewed 17 June 2005; Jones, Major 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: June 2005


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Deeds | Wales | Prendergast
Deeds | Wales | Rudbaxton

Personal names
Massy , H. R. S. (Hugh Royds Stokes) , 1884-1965
Massy family , of Cottesmore
Peel family , of Cottesmore and Denant

Corporate names

Places
Prendergast (Wales)
Rudbaxton (Wales)

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