Account Book of Robert Williams, Brondanw

Scope and Content

Account book of Robert Williams, Brondanw which gives a very vivid picture of a gentleman farmers' credits and debits in the early 18th century. Includes some interesting details such as how many days the oxen were ploughing out, particulars of hiring and of fairs and cattle prices.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Williams of Brondanw in the parish of Llanfrothen, Merioneth was succeeded by his son William Williams who died in 1778. Brondanw is located 5 miles north of Portmeirion and from 1908 was the home of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the University of Wales Bangor in 1929.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, January 2004. Amended March 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 483

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

The Plas Brondanw Letters and Documents are held at the National Library of Wales.


Plas Brondanw by Bob Owen, Croesor, Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society, 1959, p.p. 250-262