Powys County Archives Office
Robertson Williams Papers
Reference code(s): GB 0223 B/D/RW
Held at: Powys County Archives Service
Title: Robertson Williams Papers
Short title: Robertson Williams papers
Dates of creation: 1728-1935
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.425 cubic metres (17 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Williams and Robertson families
Administrative and biographical history: Pantsaeson, in St Dogmaels , Pembrokeshire, was sold by William Frederick Lloyd James (b. 1872) to Mr and Mrs Robertson Williams. It appears that the first member of the James family at Pantsaeson was William James, in the first half of the 18th century. The family then resided there for six generations until its sale. Ioan Penry Brychan Robertson Williams, of Dolgellau, Merionethshire, was a solicitor, who bought the law practice of Charles Lionel Jones-Evans, in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire, in 1938.
Scope and content: Deeds and related documents, 1728-1861, relating to premises in Breconshire, mainly in the parish of Llangynidr; deeds relating to premises in Monington and elsewherw in Pembrokeshire, 1796-1834; family papers of the Robertson family, 1810-1844; of the Williams family, 1785, 1830-1920; and Robertson Williams, 1877-1948; and printed books, periodicals etc, 1840-1947.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: title deeds and related properties; and family papers.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Record Office and the National Register of Archives.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Powys County Archives Office have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: The archive was found in Pantsaeson, St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, and placed on deposit at Pembrokeshire Record Office in 1968 and 1969.
Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from Dyfed Archives in 1987
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families, (Newport, 1996); Nicholas, Thomas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County families of Wales, (London,2 vols, 1872), vol. II; Burke's Landed Gentry ( London, 5th ed., 2 vols, 1871), vol. I; Powys County Archives Office, Schedule of Robertson Williams Papers .
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2002; amended July 2005