A. J. Bodvel Roberts Family History

Scope and Content

Comprises a typescript volume entitled Chronicles of my family by A. J. Bodvel Roberts which is a genealogical account of the author's family with details relating to their occupations, lifestyles etc.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur John Bodvel Roberts, born in 1871, of Cefn-y-coed, Llanfaglan in Caernarfonshire, north Wales was clerk of the peace for the county of Caernarfonshire from 1903 until his resignation in 1932. His parents were John Hugh Roberts (1836-1904), who served as Caernarfon town clerk, and Gwen Bodvel Jones (1844-1925). His paternal grandfather's family were the Roberts and Griffiths of Plas Clynnog and Caernarfon; his paternal grandmother's family were descendents of the Cadwaladr, Morris and Roberts families of Eithinog. His maternal grandparents were David Jones of Cefn-y-coed and Gwen Ellen Jones of Chatham. Also on his maternal side was Margaret (Peggy) Hughes of Bodafon whose ancestors were the Bodvels of Carnguwch, Carmarthenshire.


This item is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented by Miss B. Dew Roberts, 6 November 1943


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5253

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Steam Traction Engine in Caernarfonshire Papers which contain a letter from A. Bodvel Roberts, see reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 16535

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