Harries Family of Priskilly, Heathfield and Tregwynt Papers

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1968


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)

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

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