Carmarthenshire Archive Service

Llan-dawg estate

Reference code(s): GB 0211 LLAN-DAWG

Held at: Carmartheshire Archives Service

Title: Llan-dawg estate

Short title: Llan-dawg estate

Dates of creation: 1784-1920

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.024 cubic metres (2 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Llan-dawg estate


Administrative and biographical history: The Edwardes family owned extensive lands in Pembrokeshire (including Skomer Island, Midland, Grassholm and Gateholm islands), in Carmarthenshire (including Castell Llwyd, Llan-dawg and Westmead in the Laugharne area), and the Neuadd estate in the parish of Llanarth, Cardiganshire. Francis Edwardes of St Brides married Lady Elizabeth Rich, only daughter and heiress of Robert, 2nd Earl of Holland, 5th Earl of Warwick and Baron Kensington. Their heir was William Edwardes, 1st Bart (d. 1801), who was created Baron Kensington in 1776. He served as M.P. for Haverfordwest 1747-1801. According to the 1873 return of owners of land Lord Kensington owned 7,471 acres in Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, with an annual rental of £5,379. The family continued in possession of the estate until 1920, when Hugh Edwardes, 6th Bart (1873-1938), sold 3,662 acres carrying an annual rental of £2,901, including Llan-dawg, which was sold to Carmarthenshire County Council.


Scope and content: Deeds and documents, 1784-1920, of the Llan-dawg estate, Carmarthenshire, and a map of the estate.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at 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


Related units of description: Further papers of the Llan-dawg estate are National Library of Wales, Edwardes, Barons Kensington, Family Papers, and Lucas Papers.


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

Llandawke Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Edwardes family, Barons Kensington

Corporate names

Llandawke Estate (Wales)