Deeds and papers relating to Skyrme family of Llawhaden and Protheroe family of Stonehall, St Lawrence

Scope and Content

Skyrme and Protheroe family papers, comprising: title deeds, leases and related papers, of Pembrokeshire, 1467-1921; Carmarthenshire, 1742-1820; London, 1782; wills and settlements, 1709-1805; estate papers, including manorial papers, 1690-1836; business and personal papers, 1698-1838; and miscellaneous papers, [c. 1580]-[19th century].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Skyrme family came from Shropshire, and resided at Llawhaden, Pembrokeshire, since the early 17th century. William Skyrme, of Ludlow, Shropshire, was an attorney in a case during the Pembrokeshire Great Session of 1640. John Skyrme, of Llawhaden, was High Sheriff in 1716. His wife was Frances Skyrme, and their daughter was Lucy Cordelia Skyrme. She married John Protheroe, of Egremont, Carmarthenshire, the son and heir of Lewis Protheroe. John Protheroe was the High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire in 1784. In 1793, he inherited Stonehall (or Stone Hall), in St Lawrence, Pembrokeshire, and moved there. The Skyrmes were encountering financial difficulties, and in 1803 parts of the estate were sold by order of the Chancery to clear the Skyrme debts. The Rev. William Ford Protheroe, son of John and Lucy Cordelia Protheroe, died, heavily in debt, in 1823.


Arranged into the following: title deeds and related papers; wills and settlements; estate papers; business and personal papers; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

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 : Deeds and papers relating to the Skyrme family of Llawhaden and the Protheroe family of Stonehall, St Lawrence catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Jones, Francis, Treasury of Historic Pembrokeshire, (Newport, 1998)

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 papers came into the possession of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors.


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