Lucas Collection

Scope and Content

Pedigrees, 1850-c.1836; Correspondence, 1908-1936; Terriers, 1720; Land Tax, c.1790

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lucas family have been living on the Gower peninsula for at least 500 years. They have been traced back to one Jeffrey Lucas who lived probably in Reynoldston parish. The Lucas family have been well documented. Besides the documents found within this collection, details of the family can also be found in the Bennett Pedigree book (RISW GGF 2, pp. 158-161). The Lucas family lived at Stouthall in the parish of Reynoldston.


The collection was originally catalogued at University College Library, Swansea, where an interpretation of the original order was made. This catalogue lists the items chronologically under the headings stated in Scope and content.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

The records were originally held at The Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea. From 1966 onwards the records were moved to the library in the University College, Swansea in consignments. They were transferred to West Glamorgan Archive Service in the Spring of 2004.


Compiled by Katie Millien for the West Glamorgan Archive Service.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the West Glamorgan Archive Service. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to the West Glamorgan Archive Service have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.


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