Mathias Family Estate Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Mathias family of Llangwarren, 1680-1918, including deeds relating to land in Pembrokeshire, 1680-1867; wills, 1776-1793; and correspondence, 1780-1846.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Mathias family had resided in Llangwarren, Jordanstown, Pembrokeshire, since the 16th century, when Thomas Mathias (d 1617) married Jane Lloyd, daughter and co-heiress of Llangwarren. The estate descended in the male line, eventually passing to Charles Delamotte Mathias (1777-1851) on the death of his uncle, Lewis Mathias (1740-1815) without issue. Charles Mathias purchased Lamphey Court, Pembrokeshire, in 1810-1811, and built a new mansion there in 1823. He married Mary Bethell of Hassage, Somerset. Their children were: Lewis Mathias (1813-1882), who married Emily Catherine Lawes (d 1877) of Harpenden; the Rev. William Mathais (1816- 1864) of Pencoed, Pembroke, who married Eliza Stradling of Bridgwater; Charles Mathias (1817-1888); George Mathias (1819-1840), of Glastonbury, who married Caroline Law, of Staple Grove Lodge, Somerset; Henry Mathias (b. 1820) of Haverfordwest, solicitor, who married Charlotte Maria Carleton Lloyd; Edward Mathias (b. 1822); James Mathias (1823-1886) of Croston whose 2nd wife was Alyne Louisa Eliza Hulton (d 1923); Alfred Mathias (b. 1825); Thomas Mathias (b. 1827) of Haverfordwest and Frederick Mathias (b. 1828). Lewis Mathias' eldest son, Charles (1849-1918), married Cecilia Antonia Stokes (d 1935) of St Botolphs. The Mathias family advertised Llangwarren for sale in 1987.


Arranged into the following: Llangwarren estate; Estates purchased from Sir John Owen, bart; Parish of Fishguard; Parish of Jordanstown; Parish of Letterston; Parish of Llandeloy; Parish of Llanwnda; Parish of Manordeifi; Leases; Miscellaneous estate and personal papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited 1982


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Mathias Family Estate Papers, catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); National Library of Wales Journal, XIV (1965-66); Burke's Landed Gentry (London, 1952); Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940, (London, 1959).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy is available in Pembrokeshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


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Related Material

Further records of the Mathias family are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/MAT and D/RIND