Llan-dawg estate

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents, 1784-1920, of the Llan-dawg estate, Carmarthenshire, and a map of the estate.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Edwardes family owned extensive lands in Pembrokeshire (including Skomer Island, Midland, Grassholm and Gateholm islands), in Carmarthenshire (including Castell Llwyd, Llan-dawg and Westmead in the Laugharne area), and the Neuadd estate in the parish of Llanarth, Cardiganshire. Francis Edwardes of St Brides married Lady Elizabeth Rich, only daughter and heiress of Robert, 2nd Earl of Holland, 5th Earl of Warwick and Baron Kensington. Their heir was William Edwardes, 1st Bart (d. 1801), who was created Baron Kensington in 1776. He served as M.P. for Haverfordwest 1747-1801. According to the 1873 return of owners of land Lord Kensington owned 7,471 acres in Pembrokeshire, Radnorshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire, with an annual rental of £5,379. The family continued in possession of the estate until 1920, when Hugh Edwardes, 6th Bart (1873-1938), sold 3,662 acres carrying an annual rental of £2,901, including Llan-dawg, which was sold to Carmarthenshire County Council.


Arranged chronologically

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Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families, (Newport, 1997).

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Carmarthenshire Archive Service and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archive Service have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers of the Llan-dawg estate are National Library of Wales, Edwardes, Barons Kensington, Family Papers, and Lucas Papers.

Geographical Names