Denbighshire Record Office

Foxhall manuscripts: Records of the Fraser Roberts family of Foxhall, Henllan, Denbigh

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/F

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Title: Foxhall manuscripts: Records of the Fraser Roberts family of Foxhall, Henllan, Denbigh

Short title: Foxhall manuscripts

Dates of creation: 1821-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 16 boxes

Name of creator(s): Fraser Roberts family


Administrative and biographical history: The Foxhall archive comprises the personal correspondence and papers of the families that were the antecedents of the Fraser Roberts family who lived at Foxhall in the parish of Henllan in the early to mid-20th century. The structure of the catalogue reflects this, being arranged under the Fraser, Roberts and Griffiths families. The Fraser family were tailors and drapers originating in the Scottish Highlands, some of them settling in north Wales in the late nineteenth century. In 1898 Lily, youngest daughter of Alexander Fraser of Caernarfon married Robert H Roberts of Foxhall. Robert was the son of John Roberts, who had lived at Foxhall since 1851, and Elizabeth Griffiths, daughter of Edward Griffiths of Gwernigron, St Asaph. The correspondence of the children of Lily and R H Roberts, John, Robin and Marjorie are amongst the most recent documents in the archive.


Scope and content: Records relating to the Fraser family including; correspondence to/from the Fraser family (1860-1928), records relating to Pendref Independent Chapel (1871-1901), Caernarfon (1871-1901) and postcards and photographs (1895-c.1920). Records relating to the Roberts family including; farm Accounts, deeds and papers (1831-1979), correspondence (1880-1929), bank accounts (1822-1954), diaries (1856-1883), miscellaneous (1856-1975), photographs (1900-1930), Henllan Calvanistic Methodist Chapel (1851-1929), Henllan Girl Guides (1948-1970) Records relating to the Griffiths family including; financial papers (1821-1917), Wills and testementary papers (1855-1922), property (1834-1910), miscellaneous (1859-1919)


Language/script: English/ Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Fraser family- Alexander Fraser: Correspondence; Pendref Independent Chapel; Miscellaneous; Isabella Fraser; Peter Fraser; Correspondence; Miscellaneous; Annie Fraser; Marjorie Fraser (later Jones) and Dick Jones; Lily Fraser (later Mrs Robert Henry Roberts); Miscellaneous; Farm accounts, deeds and papers; Correspondence. Roberts family- Roberts Henry Roberts; Lily Roberts; John A.F. Roberts; Robin Fraser Roberts; Marjorie Fraser Roberts; Miscellaneous; Bank Accounts; Diaries; John Roberts; Sarah (Lalla) Roberts; Jemima E Roberts; Miscellaneous; Photographs; Henllan Calvinistic Methodist Chapel; Henllan Girl Guides. Griffiths family-Financial papers; Property;Wills and testamentary papers; Miscellaneous and Miscellaneous

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Denbighshire Record Office.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Prior to deposit the collection was retained by the family.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 23 Oct 2001



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Winning following listing by Kevin Matthias in 2013/14

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of description: March 2014



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