Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of R. K. Lucas & Son, comprising office papers, 1923-1980s; rentals, 1922-1962; accounts, 1904-1964; deeds, 1809-1931; bank books, 1904-1929; agent notebooks, 1903-1959; valuations, 1911-1959; insurance, 1881-1966; printed materials from professional societies, 1894-1963, and correspondence files, 1908-1959; probate papers, letters of administration, title deeds and correspondence from Sir John Perrot Trust, 1440-1994; Vawers and United charities, 1607-1987; Pendergast Burial Board, 1852-1988; Cleddau Fishery Board, 1930-1946; Portfield Inclosure and Porthfield Recreation Committee, 1840-1981; miscellaneous tithe papers, 1837-1938; Sir Hugh Thomas of Fishguard and Milford Estates, 1769, 1904-1939; Scourfield family of Williamston and Mote Estates, 1814-1974; Lloyd-Phillips family of Dale Castle Estate, 1809-1965; J. C. Yorke of Langton and Dwrbach Estate, 1904-1968; Pentypark Estate, 1850-1947; Lloyd Davies family of Glanafon Estate, 1919-1952; Viscount St Davids Estates, 1904-1936; Stokes family of St Botolphs Estates, 1875-1962; Tucker-Edwardes family of Sealyham Estate, 1823-1968; Scoveston Estate, 1919-1968; Rind family of Allenbrook Estate, 1925-1945; Massy family, of Cottesmore Estate, 1932-1943; Court Estate, 1921-1922, 1928; Johnston and District Rabbit Clearance Society, 1958-1960; miscellaneous sales particulars, 1910-1938; wages book, 1907, 1954-1955; miscellaneous pictures, 1798-1908; miscellaneous maps and plans, 1833-1964; Haverfordwest Corporation papers, 1683-1742; Haverfordwest Freemen 1839-1996; Martin family of Landshipping papers, 1890-1978; and North Prendergast Parish Board minutes, 1932-1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Messrs R. K. Lucas & Son, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, is one of the oldest firms of surveyors, valuers, auctioneers and estate agents in Wales, having been traced back to 1789 with roots lying in the 15th and 16th centuries. The firm acted as agents for many estates in Pembrokeshire, and also administered charities and other bodies. The firm undertook the clerkship to the Trustees of Perrot's and Vawer's Charities and clerkship to Prendergast Burial Board. Sir John Perrot's Trust was a grant set up for the improvement of Haverfordwest. The firm also sold fishing licenses for the Cleddau Fishery Board. The firm acted as agent for the Scourfield family of Mote and Pentre, Williamston, Pembrokeshire, which included John Henry Philipps (1808-1876), Arthur Picton Saunders Davies Scourfield, and Henry Gwyn Saunders Davies Scourfield, and for other individuals and estates in Pembrokeshire, including John Philipps Allen Lloyd (b. 1802), James C. Yorke (fl. 1896-1927), the Lloyd Davies family of Glanafon Estate, John Wynford Philipps, Viscount St Davids, (1860-1938), the Stokes family of St Botolphs, Steynton, the Tucker-Edwardes family of Sealyham, St Dogwells, the Evans family of Treffgarn, the Scoveston Park estate, the Rind family of Allenbrook, Dale, the Massy family of Cottesmore, Prendergast, and the Mortimer family of Court Estate, Llanllawer.


Arranged into the following: office papers; rentals; accounts; deeds; bank books; agent notebooks; valuations; insurance; professional societies; correspondence files; Sir John Perrot Trust; Vawers and United charities; Pendergast Burial Board; Cleddau Fishery Board; Portfield Inclosure and Porthfield Recreation Committee; tithes; Estates; Johnston and District Rabbit Clearance Society; Haven Road Development;sales particulars; wages book;pictures; maps and plans; Haverfordwest Corporation; Haverfordwest Freemen; Martin family; and North Pendergast Parish Board.

Access Information

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son Paper, Estate Agents, between 1969 and 1999.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Messrs. R.K. Lucas and Son Papers catalogue; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); R.K. Lucas & Son website ( viewed 30/06/05.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained

Custodial History

A number of the properties in Haverfordwest belonged to the Borough of Haverfordwest and it is unclear how some of the properties passed into the ownership of the Perrot Trust.


Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further records are at the National Library of Wales, R. K. Lucas Collection. Further information on the various families are in the Pembrokeshire Record Office, Papers of Sir Hugh James Protheroe Thomas; Records of the Mote Estate and the Williamston Estate, involving the Scourfield family and the Saunders-Davies family of Pentre; Stokes family of St Botolphs Archives; Brigadier H. R. S. Massy papers; and Papers of the Rind, Mathias, Bethel, Hole and Napier families.