Records of the Independent Order of Rechabites in Pembrokeshire

Scope and Content

Records of Independent Order of Rechabites, District 69 (Pembrokeshire), 1865-1966, comprising Pembrokeshire District minutes, 1865-1913; Pembrokeshire Castle Tent records, 1883-1949, including minutes, 1887-1949, and registers of members, 1916-1946; Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent accounts, 1918-1951; Dyffryn Clethus Tent contribution book, 1900-1939; Rose of Cambria Tent minutes, 1887-1950; District Secretaries Association records, 1905-1966; and pamphlets, [19th century]-[20th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Independent Order of Rechabites was a friendly society which was formed in Salford, Lancashire, in 1835. In common with other friendly societies, the Rechabites provided mutual aid for its members. However the society also promoted temperance, which was a condition of membership. The Order was made up of branches, known as Tents, which were grouped into Districts. There were also Juvenile Tents for the under-16s. The Pembrokeshire 'tents', including Pembrokeshire Castle Tent (No. 1468), Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent(No. 584), Dyffryn Clethus Tent (No. 4746), and Rose of Cambria Tent (No. 895), formed District Number 69 (Pembrokeshire District).


Arranged into the following: Pembrokeshire District Number 69; Pembrokeshire Castle Tent Number 1468; Pembroke Castle Juvenile Tent Number 584; Dyffryn Clethus Tent 4746; Rose of Cambria Tent 895; District Secretaries Association; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited per Mr G. A. Dickman, County Librarian, 1969.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Independent Order of Rechabites, catalogue; Franklin, Alan Geoffrey, 'The Independent Order of Rechabites in the Isle of Man' (University of Liverpool, unpublished MA thesis, 1999) available at the Centre for Manx Studies website (, viewed 4 July 2005.

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 have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names