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Pembrokeshire Record Office
Court Estate (Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire), papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/CT

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Court Estate Papers

Short Title: Court Estate (Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire), papers

Creation date(s): 1505-1966

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: (Information to be supplied)

Name of creator(s): Gwynne family, of Llanllawer (Wales); Thomas family, of Llanllawer (Wales)


Administrative/Biographical history: The Court estate in the parish of Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire, was originally a farm dating to the sixteenth century. In 1800, John Gwynne of Haverfordwest, pembrokeshire, built a large mansion on the estate. The Gwynne family included Daniel Gwynne (fl. 1776-1788), his brother William (fl. 1778) and Thomas Gwynne (fl. 1777-1828). Thomas's children included Thomas, a solicitor, (fl. 1820-1835), William (fl. 1811-1845), Anne (fl. 1809-1867), Lettice (fl. 1820-1899), who married John Morgan Mortimer, and Rebecca (fl. 1809-1864), who married John William Lloyd (fl. 1810-1822). John Morgan and Lettice Mortimer's children were John Mortimer, Anne Mortimer (fl. 1856-1904) and the Rev. Thomas Gwynne Mortimer (fl. 1847-1903). Anne married Dr J. R. Thomas (fl. 1862-1925), son of Richard Jones Thomas of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire (fl. 1819-1869). The Court estate passed to the Rev. Thomas Gwynne Mortimer in 1875. Mortimer Thomas then inherited the estae, and the Thomas family lived at Court until it was sold in 1956.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of the Court Estate, Llanllawer, Pembrokeshire, 1505-1966, including deeds and papers relating mainly to lands in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, 1505-1920; wills and related papers, 1658-1912; letters and personal papers of Daniel Gwynne, 1776-1788, William Gwynne, 1778; Thomas Gwynne, 1777-1828; Thomas Gwynne, solicitor, 1820-1835; William Gwynne, 1811-1845; Anne Gwynne, 1809-1867; Rebecca Lloyd, 1809-1837; John William Lloyd, 1810-1822; Lettice Mortimer, 1840-1899, John Morgan Mortimer, 1829-1861; the Rev. Thomas Gwynne Mortimer, 1847-1903; Anne Thomas, 1856-1904; Richard Jones Thomas, 1819-1869; Dr J. R. Thomas, 1862-1925; Thomas family of Posty papers, 1687-1801; miscellaneous correspondence, 1782-1940; papers relating to elections, 1768-1885; notices to quit, 1797-1830; game certificates, 1827-1834; financial papers, mainly of the Gwynne and Mortimer families, 1782-1963; tax and tithe records, 1799-1921; notices and posters, 1807-1930; newspapers, 1798-1966; papers relating to the French invasion of 1797, 1842-1897; poetry, 1815-1890; inventories, [late 18th century]-1864; genealogical papers, 1817-1920; photographs, 1907-1937; and miscellaneous papers, 1802-1914.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into seven groups: Group One, deeds; Group Two, photographs and miscellaneous papers; Group Three, souvenir menu and warrant cards; Group Four, photographs; Group Five, newspapers, scrapbooks and photographs; Group Six, photographs and miscellaneous papers; Group Seven, photograph album; Group Eight, prayers; Group Nine, deeds, wills and related papers, letters and personal papers, elections, notices to quit, game certificates, accounts, bills and receipts, tax and tithe records, notices and posters, newspapers, papers relating to the French Invasion, poetry, inventories, genealogical papers 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: Papers deposited by Mrs R. Brown, Goodwick, Pembrokeshire, 1971-1974; photograph album deposited by Mrs P. J. Borgenstierna, daughter of Mrs K. Royston Brown, Stockholm, Sweden, 1973.


Related material: Further papers relating to the Court Estate are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RKL


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, Court Estate, 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 | Llanllawer
Gwynne family, | of Llanllawer | Archives
Thomas family, | of Llanllawer | Archives

Personal names
Gwynne family , of Llanllawer
Mortimer , Thomas Gwynne , [alive 1847-1903]
Thomas family , of Llanllawer

Corporate names
Court Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales)

Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Llanllawer (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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