Protheroe-Beynon (Additional Papers)

Scope and Content

Papers relating mainly to Dolwilym estate, Carmarthenshire, 1827-[c.1870], including correspondence, 1827-1856; abstract of building expenses for Dolwilym, 1842-1844; workmen's wage accounts at Dolwilym, 1833; bills and receipts, 1834-1855; and album of manuscript sheet music, [late 19th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Protheroe family resided at Dolwilym, Llanglyden, Carmarthenshire, from the 16th century. In 1813, Evan Jones became Evan Protheroe as inheritor of the estate; his daughter, Emma Hart Protheroe, married Captain William Garrick Brydges Schaw, who then took the surname Protheroe. Dolwilym mansion was rebuilt in 1818. It was used for German prisoners of war during the First World War but deteriorated afterwards. In the 20th century, the Protheroe-Beynon family's main residence was Trewern, Pembrokeshire.


Arranged into the following: correspondence; abstract; accounts; bills and receipts; fragments of documents; photograph; sketch; album; frieze; and engravings.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the Carmarthenshire Record Office by Rev. J. Towyn Jones, Carmarthen, in 1982.


Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of the description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Catalogue of Protheroe-Beynon (Additional Papers); Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, 1997); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales (Baltimore, 1991 (fascimile of 1875 ed.); Jones, Francis, The Francis Jones Treasury of Historic Carmarthenshire (Pembrokeshire 2002); Carmarthen Record Office Survey of Archival Holdings; The Antiquities of Laugharne, Pendine and their Neighbourhoods, Carmarthenshire, Amroth, Sandersfoot, Cilgetty, Pembrokeshire, South Wales (London, 1880).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the finding aid is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service. Further details about manorial records within the archive can be accessed from the Manorial Documents Register.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The great-grandson, the late Mr G. F. Protheroe Beynon of Trewern, afterwards of Hurst House, Laugharne, kept the Protheroe-Beynon family papers before they were given to the Carmarthenshire Record Office.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records are Carmarthenshire Archives, Protheroe-Beynon Manuscripts, and other family papers are National Library of Wales, Trewern Estate papers and MSS 21981-21986.