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Dolaucothi Estate In the summer of 1876, Dolaucothi made national news when Judge John Johnes was murdered in his study on 19 August by Henry Tremble, his Irish butler of 17 years service, who killed him with his master’s shotgun. Tremble also severely wounded Charlotte Cookman. Tremble was very upset that Judge Johnes had refused his application for the tenancy of the "Dolaucothi Arms", a local public house, which he had previously promised to him. Johnes' reasons for not considering Henry Tremble for the position involved Trembles’ wife's disposition for drinking excessively.
Dolaucothi Estate Charlotte Johnes died in 1911, Sir James in 1919 and his wife Elizabeth at the great age of 95 in 1927. Upon their deaths the Dolaucothi estate passed through a female line to the Lloyds who added Johnes to their name. The house was requisitioned by the Ministry of Supply during World War II and during this time fell into serious disrepair including the floors collapsing and the lead taken from the roof. Dolaucothi was presented to the National Trust in 1941 subject to the life interest of the owner, Mr Lloyd-Johnes, on whose death in 1956, it became the absolute property of the trust. The mansion was demolished in 1952. All that remains of the mansion house is one service wing that now serves as an estate farmhouse.
Dolaucothi Estate The ancient Roman gold mines at Dolaucothi, also known as the Ogofau Gold Mine were part of the large estate. Attempts to extract further gold from the mines were undertaken in 1797 for John Johnes and again in the 1850s and in 1871 for his son Judge John Johnes when crushing machinery was introduced. Larger efforts to extract gold from the mine were undertaken between 1888 and 1892 by the South Wales Gold Mining Co, in 1905–1910 and more notably in 1933 – 38, when Britain’s abandonment of the gold standard led to a much greater interest in native gold. Those later attempts were unsuccessful in extracting commercial quantities of gold, although interest in the deposits remains.
Dolaucothi Estate The Dolaucothi Estate was acquired in the late 16th century by the Johnes family upon the marriage of James Johnes (1552 - ?) to Anne Lewis (née Thomas) (1565 - ?), widow of James Lewis and heiress of John Thomas of Cryngae and Dolaucothi. James Johnes was the youngest son of Sir Thomas Johnes (1530-?), of Abermarlais, Carmarthenshire and Haroldston, Pembrokeshire, and Mary, widow of Sir Thomas Perrott of Haroldston, and daughter and heir of the Hon. Sir James Berkeley, second son of Maurice, 8th Lord Berkeley. Sir Thomas Johnes became First Knight of the Shire for that County, and Sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1541 and Cardiganshire in 1544.
Dolaucothi Estate Judge Johnes was educated at Oxford and in due course called to the Bar. He was a good businessman and soon had put the whole estate on a sound financial basis. In 1822 he married Elizabeth Edwardes, daughter and heiress of the Reverent John Edwardes (1765–1847) of Gileston Manor in Glamorganshire, a younger branch of the family of Edwardes, of Rhyd-y-gors. They had two daughters, Charlotte Anne Maria (1825–1911) and Elizabeth (1834–1927). Judge Johnes became a widower when his wife Elizabeth died on the 25 June 1848.
Dolaucothi Estate Tremble then headed into the village of Caio with the intention of murdering John Davies, the inn keeper he felt had deprived him of the position he sought. Davies was away in Carmarthen that day, so after threatening a local police constable he retired to his own house ‘Myrtle Cottage’ and shot himself.
Dolaucothi Estate Henry Tremble, 36, entered service at Dolaucothi upon the death of Captain Cookman in 1859. Tremble had been Captain Cookman’s valet in Ireland and he had accompanied him to Wales upon his marriage to Charlotte. At Dolaucothi he worked his way up to the role of butler but was known to possess a somewhat violent disposition. John Johnes would have dismissed him on several occasions previously, but was dissuaded from doing so by Charlotte, who felt that this would betray the memory of her late husband who had commended the care of his favourite servant to her.
Dolaucothi Estate In 1882 her younger sister Elizabeth went on to marry Lieutenant General Sir James Hills (1833–1919), a Victoria Cross hero of the Indian Mutiny and former military Governor of Kabul. Sir James assumed, by royal licence, the additional name and arms of Johnes to become Lieutenant General Sir James Hills-Johnes V.C. GCB. He then took over the running of the Dolaucothi Estate and played a valued part in Welsh life, becoming honorary colonel of the 4th battalion of the Welch Regiment, was J.P. and Deputy Lieutenant for Carmarthenshire, served as high sheriff of that county in 1886, and was made an honorary freeman of the town of Carmarthen in 1910. He was treasurer of University College Wales, 1898–1919, and was awarded the honorary degree of LL.D. by the University College Wales in 1917.
Dolaucothi Estate The church of St Cynwyl is located in the centre of Caio, surrounded by lands originally part of the substantial Dolaucothi Estate. This was the place of worship of the Johnes family and against the northern wall lies the Dolaucothi family vault from 1815. There is also a memorial plaque commemorating Lieutenant General Sir James Hills-Johnes VC, GCB (20 August 1833 - 3 January 1919) within the lychgate leading into the churchyard.
Dolaucothi Estate John Johnes (1768–1816), a former army officer, purchased the estate in 1800 from his cousin and brother-in-law Colonel Thomas Johnes M.P. (1748–1816) of the great Hafod Estate and Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire.