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.


Language/script: English

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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Deeds | England | Somerset

Deeds | England | Worcestershire

Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan

Robertson Williams family | Archives

Personal names

Robertson Williams family, of Pantsaeson

Robertson family, of Pantsaeson

Williams family, of Pantsaeson

Corporate names