Records of the Higgon family, comprising Scolton manorial court records, 1736-1745; court books, 1869-1901; maps, 1760-1841; and deeds and estate papers, accounts, correspondence, family papers, and tithe papers, 1709-1968.
Records of the Higgon family of Scolton Manor and of Fernhill
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 213 D/RTP/HIG
- Dates of Creation1709-1968
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionNot provided
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Higgon family had lived in Scolton Manor, Spittal, Pembrokeshire, since the 16th century. The mansion was destroyed by lightning in the mid-18th century and the family resided in Haverfordwest until 1841. The first recorded member of the family to live there was James Higgon (d. 1732) who married Elinor Harries of Porthelly. The estate descended in the male line until John Donald George Higgon (1832-1898). His wife, Edith Emily (née Thompson, of Liverpool) succeeded to Scolton. She died in 1937. Their grandson, Colonel John Henry Victor Higgon (b. 1902) sold the estate in 1972 to Pembrokeshire County Council, who converted it to Scolton Manor Museum and Country Park.
Arranged into the following: manorial court records; court books; maps; and deeds and estate papers.
Conditions Governing Access
Deposited by Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Higgon family of Scolton Manor; 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); Burke's Landed Gentry 18th ed. ( London,1965)
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.
All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.
The records came into the possession of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors.
Accruals are not expected.