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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Harries family, of Priskilly, Heathfield and Tregwynt, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/HAR

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Harries Family of Priskilly, Heathfield and Tregwynt Papers

Short Title: Harries family, of Priskilly, Heathfield and Tregwynt, papers

Creation date(s): 1722-1920

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Harries family of Priskelly; Harries family of Heathfield; Harries family of Tregwynt


Administrative/Biographical history: John Hill Harries held an estate at Priskelly, Mathry, Pembrokeshire, in 1815. He married Frances Jordan of Haverfordwest in 1807. Their eldest son was George Jordan Harries (1815-1865) of Priskilly and Heathfield, who married Susannah Skrine, of Warleigh, Somerset. Their eldest son, John Henry Harries of Heathfield (1840-1883) married Ellen Eliza Florence Murray. The Harries family built Heathfield, Letterston, Pembrokeshire, at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1804, it was the home of Margaretta Theodosia Williams, sister of John Hall Harries. In 1877, the Harries family moved to the Tregwynt estate, in the parishes of Granston and Mathry, Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Harries family of Priskilly, Heathfield and Tregwynt, 1722-1920, including deeds relating to land in Carmarthenshire, 1722-1803; deeds relating to land in Pembrokeshire, 1791-1892, including the Tregwynt estate; Harries family personal papers and financial records, 1846-1875; ships's log books, 1892-1911; and miscellaneous papers, 1858-1920.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Property; Diaries and accounts; Ship's log books; and Personal and miscellaneous.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 1968


Related material: Further material relating to the Harries family is Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/JHH and D/RTP/JEGP.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

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, Harries Family Papers, catalogue; 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: July 2005

Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Estate administration | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Harries family, | of Heathfield | Archives
Harries family, | of Mathry | Archives
Harries family, | of Tregwynt, Granston | Archives

Personal names
Harries family , of Heathfield
Harries family , of Mathry
Harries family , of Tregwynt

Corporate names
Tregwynt Estate (Wales)

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

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