Rev. William Roberts, Amlwch Family Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers bound in one volume which includes letters written by William Roberts to his family, friends and colleagues and letters received by William Roberts and others from various correspondents including John Elias, 1837-1901. Also, an 1811 table of his preaching appointments in south Wales and of his expenses and list of lectures on his visit to London.

Records of Llanfwrog Chapel in the form of a list of names of preachers 1833-1835.

Records of Ebenezer Chapel, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey including account books, 1840-1908 and a register of baptisms, 1840-1897.

Expenses of the Monthly Anglesey C. M. Meetings held at Llanfaethlu, 1847-1876.

Highway rate book for the parish of Llanfaethlu, 1837-1838.

Account books of the family of Rev. William Roberts which are written in various hands, 1847-1906. These include Llanfaethlu shop accounts, 1885-1906 and corn and wheat accounts for 1885-1903 which include names of Anglesey businessmen.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Roberts was born in the parish of Llaneilian, Anglesey in 1784. At the age of ten he was working at the Parys Copper Mine but later became a husbandman and candle maker. He received no education when he was young, but later attended the school at Amlwch port for a period of three months. At the age of 21 he was made a deacon and at 23 he began to preach and eventually became a Calvinist Methodist minister. He married Sarah Jones in 1864 and they had 7 children. He died at the age 80 in 1864.

For further biographical details, consult his biography, Cofiant y Parch. W. Roberts, Amlwch by Rev. H. Jones, Amlwch (1869).


Papers incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items 921-935 donated by Miss Jones, Penrhosddu, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, grandaughter of Rev. William Roberts in 1932. Items 1104-1108 received from Mrs W. Roberts Jones.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 921-935, 1104-1108

Conditions Governing Use

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