Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

William Jones, Llanberis, Family Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/5115, XS/2440

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Title: William Jones, Llanberis, Family Papers

Short title: Jones, William, of Llanberis, ('Wil Patrwm'), family papers

Dates of creation: 1887-[1982] (mainly 1887-[1963])

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (92 items)

Name of creator(s): William W. Jones ('Wil Patrwm'); Jones family of Llanberis


Administrative and biographical history: William W. Jones ('Wil Patrwm', fl. 1877-1944), quarryman, of 2 Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, was married to Kate Colliver (b. [1864]). She was the daughter of Mary Luke ([1829]-1895) and Thomas Colliver ([1814]-1895) who had come to the Llanberis area from Cornwall. Kate had a sister, Bessie, and a brother, William Colliver (b. 1850), who emigrated to Australia in 1886. William and Kate had five children: Mercedes Katie, Willie, Thomas, Edgar and Evan. Thomas ('Twm Patrwm', b. 1902) was, like his father, a pattern maker at the Dinorwic Quarry. Willie ([1898]-1917) served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the First World War and died in hospital in Egypt. Mercedes Katie Jones (b. 1895) was a nurse at Lady Margaret Hospital, Bromley, Kent, and at the Lambeth Infirmary, London. She married Edward William Batten and had a son of the same name, born in 1922.


Scope and content: Photographs and papers of the family of William W. Jones ('Wil Patrwm'), 1887-[1982], comprising letters of William W. Jones, Thomas Jones ('Tom Patrwm'), William Colliver and others, mainly to Mercedes Katie Batten (née Jones), 1912-1944; miscellaneous family papers, [post 1895]-1947, [1982]; photographs, [1887]-[1963], of the Jones family, of Dinorwic Quarry and Lambeth Infirmary, and views of North Wales.


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: letters to Mercedes Katie Batten; miscellaneous family papers; and photographs.

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 Meirionnydd Archives.
Detailed catalogue


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 source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Photographs and papers of the family of William Jones 'Wil Patrwm', pattern maker at the Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of description: November 2004



Batten, Mercedes Katie, | b. 1895 | Correspondence

Jones family, | of Llanberis | Archives

Jones family, | of Llanberis | Photographs

Llanberis (Wales) | Photographs

Wales, North | Photographs

Personal names

Batten, Mercedes Katie, b. 1895

Jones family, of Llanberis

Jones, William W., Wil Patrwm

Corporate names