Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Records of Thomas Davies (Cattle Dealer) & Family

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/4948; XS/3422

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Title: Records of Thomas Davies (Cattle Dealer) & Family

Short title: Davies, Thomas, cattle dealer, records

Dates of creation: 1834-1988

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 466 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas Davies; Megan P. Williams


Administrative and biographical history: Thomas Davies (d. c. 1922) of Bodlondeb House, Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire, and later of 58 Denbigh St, Llanrwst, Denbighshire, was a cattle dealer. He was related to the Evans family of Liverpool and Llanrwst, the Thomas family of Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, and the Roberts family of Dolwyddelan. J. O. Roberts (fl. 1886-1935) was born at Hendre Bach, Dolwyddelan; he was a tailor, shopkeeper, and agent for Prudential Insurance, and also a Calvinistic Methodist deacon. Megan P. Williams (fl. 1988), granddaughter of J. O. Roberts, prepared some notes on his life.


Scope and content: Papers relating to Thomas Davies and family, 1834-1988, including deeds, 1864-1928, relating to properties in Llanfairfechan and Llanrhychwyn, Caernarfonshire, and Llanrwst Rural, Denbighshire; family correspondence, 1882-1978; letters to Thomas Davies, 1908-1922, mostly business related; family papers, 1834-1957, including letters, receipts, Christmas cards and memorial cards; financial records, 1888-1957, including account books, bills and receipts; documents relating to various chapels and religious and temperance societies, 1890-1965, and Capel Garmon Friendly Society, [before 1917]-1922; poetry of J. O. Roberts, [?1886]-1935; notes by Megan P. Williams on her grandfather, J. O. Roberts and Dolwyddelan, [1988]; sale catalogues relating to the Llanrwst area, 1919-1922; memorial cards, 1880-1923; printed materials, [before 1815]-1980; newspaper cuttings, 1886-[1984]; photographs, 1959 and [n. d.]; and artefacts, including a wallet and brooches.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; family correspondence; correspondence of Thomas Davies; folder of family papers; financial records; documents re. various chapels; Capel Garmon Friendly Society; poetry by J. O. Roberts; notes by M. P. Williams re. J. O. Roberts; sale catalogues; memorial cards; miscellaneous; printed material; newspaper cuttings; photographs; and X/Curios Acc.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: No information found



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The fonds contains later material added by members of the family.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Thomas Davies (Cattle Dealer) & Family, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: July 2004



Cattle trade | Wales

Congregationalists | Wales | Gwynedd

Davies, Thomas, | d. ca. 1922 | Archives

Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd

Friendly societies | Wales | Gwynedd

Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd

Roberts, J. O., | of Dolwyddelan | Archives

Personal names

Davies, Thomas, d. ca. 1922

Evans family, of Liverpool and Llanrwst

Roberts, J. O., of Dolwyddelan

Corporate names