Chaldecott Documents

Scope and Content

Deeds and documents relating to the parishes of St Edrens, Mathry, St Dogwells, Granston, Llangolman, Llanrhian, Llanwnda, Whitchurch and Llanddewi Velfrey, Pembrokeshire, and Llandissilio in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, 1740-1916, including deeds and documents relating to Tredduog and Tredduog Fach, St Edrens, 1740-1869; Mabws Fawr, Mathry, 1807-1883; the John and Thomas families of Trehale, St Edrens, 1748-1890; Brynaeron estate, Llandissilio, 1792-1849, including a map, 1829; Pencraig estate, Llangolman, 1801-1855, including plans; the Bush and Glancoch estates, Llandissilio, 1786-1889; documents relating to Penrhiw and the formation of Fishguard Harbour, 1888-1916; probate records, 1792-1869; and estate map of the Solva district, Whitchurch, 1848.

Administrative / Biographical History

In the early nineteenth century, Abel John (fl. 1797-1830) of Caerwen, Pembrokeshire, bought Trehale, St Edrens, Pembrokeshire. The property passed to his daughter, Mary. In 1839 she married the the Rev. Theophilus Evan Thomas (1802-1874), son of Henry and Mary Thomas of Brynaeron, Llandysilio West, Pembrokeshire. Abel Thomas (fl. 1864-1904) of The Fort, Bristol, and Trehale, appears to have been their son. The family also acquired the Tredduog estate, St Edrens. The Penrhiw estate, Llanwnda, Pembrokeshire, was involved with the development of Fishguard Harbour in the late 19th and early 20th centies.


Arranged chronologically

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Lieut. Col and Mrs G. H. F. Chaldecott, Carmarthen, 1962.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Chaldecott Documents; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1996).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Mrs G. H. F. Chaldecott was the daughter of Mrs Thomas of Trehale and Tredduog in St Edrens, Pembrokeshire, and inherited the estates from her.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers of the John and Thomas families of Trehale are in National Library of Wales, Lochturffin Deeds and Documents.