Le Hunte Family Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Le Hunte family, 1693-1881, including correspondence, 1853-1877; financial papers, 1849-1850; insurance policies, 1847-1861; probate papers, 1753-1814; estate papers, 1693-1877; Llanrhian estate papers, 1736-1867; Maenclochog, Llangolman, Llandilo and Henry's Moat estate papers, 1727-1881; and Newport and Nevern estate papers, 1796-1858.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Le Hunte family of Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, owned property in the parishes of Llanrhian, St David's, Henry's Moat, Newport, Nevern, Llandissilio West, Llangolman, Llandilo and Maenclochlog, Pembrokeshire from the late 17th century. The Le Hunte family included Richard Le Hunte of County Wexford, Ireland (fl. 1727-1808), who later moved to Llanrhian and St Botolphs, and George Le Hunte of Artramont, County Wexford, (fl. 1837-1877). George Le Hunte developed the slate quarrying industry in Porthgain in 1837. He married Mary and they had a son, Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte (1852-1925).


Arranged into the following: accounts and correspondence; insurance policies; probate; estate papers, general; Llanrian estate papers; Maenclochog, Llangolman, Llandilo and Henry's Moat estate papers; and Newport and Nevern estate papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr W. R. G. Le Hunte, Richmond, Surrey, 1975.


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Le Hunte family, catalogue; KnowUK website (http://www.knowuk.co.uk/) viewed 16 June 2005.

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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