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Pembrokeshire Record Office
R. K. Lucas and Son collection of Pembrokeshire papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/RKL

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son Papers

Short Title: R. K. Lucas and Son collection of Pembrokeshire papers

Creation date(s): 1683-[1980s]

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son


Administrative/Biographical history: Messrs R. K. Lucas & Son, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, is one of the oldest firms of surveyors, valuers, auctioneers and estate agents in Wales, having been traced back to 1789 with roots lying in the 15th and 16th centuries. The firm acted as agents for many estates in Pembrokeshire, and also administered charities and other bodies. The firm undertook the clerkship to the Trustees of Perrot's and Vawer's Charities and clerkship to Prendergast Burial Board. Sir John Perrot's Trust was a grant set up for the improvement of Haverfordwest. The firm also sold fishing licenses for the Cleddau Fishery Board. The firm acted as agent for the Scourfield family of Mote and Pentre, Williamston, Pembrokeshire, which included John Henry Philipps (1808-1876), Arthur Picton Saunders Davies Scourfield, and Henry Gwyn Saunders Davies Scourfield, and for other individuals and estates in Pembrokeshire, including John Philipps Allen Lloyd (b. 1802), James C. Yorke (fl. 1896-1927), the Lloyd Davies family of Glanafon Estate, John Wynford Philipps, Viscount St Davids, (1860-1938), the Stokes family of St Botolphs, Steynton, the Tucker-Edwardes family of Sealyham, St Dogwells, the Evans family of Treffgarn, the Scoveston Park estate, the Rind family of Allenbrook, Dale, the Massy family of Cottesmore, Prendergast, and the Mortimer family of Court Estate, Llanllawer.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of R. K. Lucas & Son, comprising office papers, 1923-1980s; rentals, 1922-1962; accounts, 1904-1964; deeds, 1809-1931; bank books, 1904-1929; agent notebooks, 1903-1959; valuations, 1911-1959; insurance, 1881-1966; printed materials from professional societies, 1894-1963, and correspondence files, 1908-1959; probate papers, letters of administration, title deeds and correspondence from Sir John Perrot Trust, 1440-1994; Vawers and United charities, 1607-1987; Pendergast Burial Board, 1852-1988; Cleddau Fishery Board, 1930-1946; Portfield Inclosure and Porthfield Recreation Committee, 1840-1981; miscellaneous tithe papers, 1837-1938; Sir Hugh Thomas of Fishguard and Milford Estates, 1769, 1904-1939; Scourfield family of Williamston and Mote Estates, 1814-1974; Lloyd-Phillips family of Dale Castle Estate, 1809-1965; J. C. Yorke of Langton and Dwrbach Estate, 1904-1968; Pentypark Estate, 1850-1947; Lloyd Davies family of Glanafon Estate, 1919-1952; Viscount St Davids Estates, 1904-1936; Stokes family of St Botolphs Estates, 1875-1962; Tucker-Edwardes family of Sealyham Estate, 1823-1968; Scoveston Estate, 1919-1968; Rind family of Allenbrook Estate, 1925-1945; Massy family, of Cottesmore Estate, 1932-1943; Court Estate, 1921-1922, 1928; Johnston and District Rabbit Clearance Society, 1958-1960; miscellaneous sales particulars, 1910-1938; wages book, 1907, 1954-1955; miscellaneous pictures, 1798-1908; miscellaneous maps and plans, 1833-1964; Haverfordwest Corporation papers, 1683-1742; Haverfordwest Freemen 1839-1996; Martin family of Landshipping papers, 1890-1978; and North Prendergast Parish Board minutes, 1932-1976.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: office papers; rentals; accounts; deeds; bank books; agent notebooks; valuations; insurance; professional societies; correspondence files; Sir John Perrot Trust; Vawers and United charities; Pendergast Burial Board; Cleddau Fishery Board; Portfield Inclosure and Porthfield Recreation Committee; tithes; Estates; Johnston and District Rabbit Clearance Society; Haven Road Development;sales particulars; wages book;pictures; maps and plans; Haverfordwest Corporation; Haverfordwest Freemen; Martin family; and North Pendergast Parish Board.

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 Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: A number of the properties in Haverfordwest belonged to the Borough of Haverfordwest and it is unclear how some of the properties passed into the ownership of the Perrot Trust.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son Paper, Estate Agents, between 1969 and 1999.


Related material: Further records are at the National Library of Wales, R. K. Lucas Collection. Further information on the various families are in the Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers of Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas; Records of the Mote Estate and the Williamston Estate, involving the Scourfield family and the Saunders-Davies family of Pentre; Stokes family of St Botolphs Archives; Brigadier H. R. S. Massy papers; and Papers of the Rind, Mathias, Bethel, Hole and Napier families.


Note: Title from content of fonds. The records include earlier material accumulated by the firm.

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, Messrs. R.K. Lucas and Son Papers catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); R.K. Lucas & Son website ( viewed 30/06/05.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2005

Burial | Wales | Prendergast
Charities | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Cleddau Fishery Board | Archives
Court Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales) | Archives
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Dwrbach Estate (Wales) | Archives
Enclosures | Wales | Portfield
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Estate agents | Wales | Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest (Wales : Borough) | Archives
Haverfordwest Freemen | Archives
Langton Estate (Wales) | Archives
Lloyd Davies family, | of Glanafon | Archives
Lloyd-Phillips family, | of Dale Castle | Archives
Messrs R. K. Lucas & Son | Archives
North Prendergast Parish Board | Archives
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | History
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | Maps
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | Photographs
Penty Park Estate (Wales) | Archives
Portfield Inclosure and Recreation Committee | Archives
Prendergast Burial Board | Archives
Rind family | of Allenbrook | Archives
Scourfield family, | New Moat, Wales | Archives
Scoveston Estate (Wales) | Archives
Sir John Perrot Trust | Archives
Stokes family, | of St Botolphs | Archives
Tithes | Wales | Penmachno
Trusts and trustees | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Tucker-Edwardes family | Sealyham | Archives
United Charities of Haverfordwest | Records and correspondence
Vawers and Lloyds Charities | Archives

Personal names
Lloyd Davies family , of Glanafon
Lloyd-Phillips family , of Dale Castle
Martin family , of Landshipping
Massy family , of Cottesmore
Perrot , John , ca. 1527-1592 , Sir
Rind family , of Allenbrook
Scourfield family , New Moat , Wales
Stokes family , of St Botolphs
Thomas , Hugh James Protheroe , 1879-1924
Tucker-Edwardes family , of Sealyham
Yorke , James C. , fl. 1896-1927

Corporate names
Cleddau Fishery Board
Court Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Dwrbach Estate (Wales)
Haverfordwest (Wales : Borough)
Haverfordwest Freemen
Johnston and District Rabbit Clearance Society
Langton Estate (Wales)
Messrs R. K. Lucas & Son
North Prendergast Parish Board
Penty Park Estate (Wales)
Portfield Inclosure and Recreation Committee
Prendergast Burial Board
Scoveston Estate (Wales)
Sealyham Estate (Wales)
Sir John Perrot Trust
United Charities of Haverfordwest
Vawer's Charity

Fishguard (Wales)
Haverfordwest (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)
Prendergast (Wales)
St Dogwells (Wales)
Steynton (Wales)
Walton East (Wales)
Williamston (Wales)

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