Newton Estate And Bowlas and Child families Archives

Scope and Content

Title deeds and estate papers of the Newton estate, Llanstadwell, Pembrokeshire, comprising: Newton house, 1554-1867; Newton Noyes, 1797-1859; Sunny Hill, 1835-1850; Waterstone, 1755-1863; Rectory of Llandstadwell, 1611-1871; other properties, 1475-1862; personal papers, 1790-1856; and wills, settlements and related papers, 1609-1872.

Administrative / Biographical History

Newton, in the parish of Llanstadwell, Pembrokeshire, was once the residence of the Craddock family; they were succeeded by the Bowlas family, from about 1554-1795. The property was left to Lewis Child by the will of Samuel Bowlas in 1794. Elizabeth Bowlas Child left the estate to her sister Jane Child. The Newton Estate included several farms in Llanstadwell parish, including Watwerstoen and Newton Noyes. It was sold in 1871.


Arranged into the following: title deeds; wills, settlements and related papers; estate papers; other properties; and personal papers.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs. R. T. P. Williams, Solicitors.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Newton Estate And Bowlas and Child families Archives catalogue; Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales, (London, 2000); The Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959); Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The estate papers came into the possession of Messrs. R. T. P. Williams, Solicitors, Haverfordwest.


Accruals are not expected.