Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Protheroe-Beynon Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0211 PROTHEROE-BEYNON

Held at: Carmarthenshie Archives Service

Title: Protheroe-Beynon Manuscripts

Short title: Protheroe-Beynon manuscripts

Dates of creation: 1594-1905

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.096 cubic metres (7 boxes, 1 vol.)

Name of creator(s): Protheroe-Beynon family, Trewern, Pembrokeshire


Administrative and biographical history: The family derives from a mixed origin, combining the Joneses of Penrallt, Cardiganshire, the Scottish family of Schaw, the Protheroes of Dolwilym, Carmarthenshire, and the Beynons of Trewern, Pembrokeshire. The Protheroe family resided at Dolwilym, from around the turn of the 17th century when Rhydderch ap John, living in 1600, bought Dolwilym. The estate descended in the male line until Evan Protheroe (1715-1795), who had married Elizabeth, daughter of David Jones, of Penyrallt, died without issue. He devised the estate to his brother-in-law, Dr Evan Jones, stipulating that he should take the surname Protheroe. Evan Jones succeeded to the estate on the death of his sister Elizabeth in 1813. He married Emma, widow of David Garrick, and when he died in 1841 the estate passed to his only daughter Emma Hart Protheroe. She married William Garrick Bridges Schaw (d. 1856), who took on the additional surname of Protheroe after their marriage in 1819. Their son, Edward Schaw Protheroe (d. 1906) married Ellen Augusta Cecilia Beynon, daughter of John Thomas Beynon, of Trewern. Ellen's great-grandfather was Thomas Beynon of Cethin, who had inherited Trewern in right of his wife, Mary Thomas, heiress of Trewern and daughter of John Thomas (d. 1730). The estate had passed down the male line until Ellen Augusta Cecilia Beynon. Edward and Ellen's heir was Major Godfrey Evan Protheroe of Dolwilym and Trewern, who took the additional surname of Beynon in 1899.


Scope and content: Family and estate papers of the Protheroe-Beynon family, including deeds and documents, 1594-1892; estate records, 1833-1855; land tax papers; 1799-1883; plans, 1796-1840; diaries and journals of Mrs Emma (Jones) Protheroe, 1807-1818; correspondence, 1812-1856; and photographs, [late 19 century].


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups: Group I contains deeds and documents, Land Tax papers, plans, diaries and journals, letters and miscellaneous documents, and Group II contains additional Protheroe-Beynon documents.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Carmarthenshire Archive Service and the National Register of Archives.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by J.G. Protheroe-Beynon, Hurst House, Laugharne, and by J. Towyn Jones, Brynsiriol, 14, College Road, Carmarthen, in June 1982.


Related units of description: Further papers of the Protheroe-Beynon family are Carmarthenshire Archives, Protheroe-Beynon Additional Records, National Library of Wales, Trewern Estate Records, and National Library of Wales MSS 21981-21986.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families, (Newport, 1997).

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

Date(s) of description: July 2001



Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Estate administration | Wales | Carmarthenshire

Protheroe-Benyon family, | of Trewern | Archives

Personal names

Protheroe-Beynon family, of Trewern

Corporate names

Dolwilym Estate (Wales)