Papers of the Carew family of Carew Castle, Pembrokeshire, and Crowcombe, Somerset

Scope and Content

Family papers, 1571-1822, and estate records, 1450-1926, relating to the Carew family of Carew Castle and Crowcombe Court, Somerset. The estate records relate to estates in Pembrokeshire, 1610-1926, Devon, 1595-1843, Shropshire, 1552-1891, Somerset, 1450-1917, and Suffolk, 1710-1744, and include title deeds, rentals and leases.

Administrative / Biographical History

Carew Castle, Carew, Pembrokeshire, became the property of the Carew family in the middle of the sixteenth century. The family acquired property in Devon, Dorset and Shropshire, and also owned the seat of Crowcombe Court, Crowcombe, Somerset.


Arranged into three sections: title deeds, leases, and estate papers, each sub-divided into papers relating to the Devon, Pembrokeshire, Shropshire, Suffolk and Somerset estates; and a fourth section, personal and business papers.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mrs N. Trollope-Bellew of Casewick, Lincolnshire, per John Russel of Eastgate, Pembroke, in November 1975.


Compiled by Stephen Benham for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this record: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Carew Papers

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at the Pembrokeshire Record Office, National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.


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