Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Robyns Owen Collection
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/12
Title: Robyns Owen Collection
Short title: Robyns Owen, collection
Dates of creation: 1625-1990
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: To be supplied
Name of creator(s): Robyns Owen, solicitors, Pwllheli
Administrative and biographical history: Robyns Owen and Co. is a firm of solicitors based in Pwllheli and Porthmadog, Gwynedd. Owen Robyns Owen (b. ) was Treasurer of North Wales Calvinistic Methodists Association. He was appointed Coroner for South Caernarfonshire in 1904.
Scope and content: Records of Robyns Owen, 1625-1990, including deeds, 1625-1990, relating to Aberdaron, Abererch, Botwnnog, Bryncroes, Clynnog, Deneio, Llanaelhaearn, Llanengan, Llanfairisgaer, Llangïan, Llangybi, Llannor, Llanrug, Llanystumdwy, Mellteyrn, Nefyn, Pistyll, Rhiw, Caernarfonshire, and draft deeds, 1901-1922; marriage settlements, 1864; wills, 1749-1920, and draft wills, 1845-1920; maps, plans and specifications relating to western Caernarfonshire, 1778-1887; draft and final sale particulars, 1920-1923; rules and other papers of local clubs and friendly societies, 1884-1953; correspondence relating to rates collection in Aberdaron, 1905-1917; case papers, 1913-1951; records of Pwllheli Grammar School, 1893-1950, and Botwnnog Grammar School, 1893-1948, including financial records and correspondence; records relating to various Calvinistic Methodist churches in Caernarfonshire, 1783-1948, including leases and other deeds for chapels buildings, 1783-1921, correspondence, 1868-1926, and account books, 1889-1912; Coroner's records, 1892-1957.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: English, Welsh
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: deeds; wills; plans and specifications; draft wills; sale particulars; draft deeds; club rules; friendly societies; overseers correspondence etc; case papers; Pwllheli Grammar School; Bottwnog [sic] Grammar School; Calvinistic Methodists; Coroner's records; miscellaneous.
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Robyns Owen Collectrion; Caernarfon Record Office, Robyns Owen: Deeds; 1901 Census website (www.1901census.nationalarchives.gov.uk), viewed 7 September 2004; Robyns Owen website (www.robynsowen.co.uk), viewed 25 June 2007.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004