Records of Thomas Davies (Cattle Dealer) & Family

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Thomas Davies and family, 1834-1988, including deeds, 1864-1928, relating to properties in Llanfairfechan and Llanrhychwyn, Caernarfonshire, and Llanrwst Rural, Denbighshire; family correspondence, 1882-1978; letters to Thomas Davies, 1908-1922, mostly business related; family papers, 1834-1957, including letters, receipts, Christmas cards and memorial cards; financial records, 1888-1957, including account books, bills and receipts; documents relating to various chapels and religious and temperance societies, 1890-1965, and Capel Garmon Friendly Society, [before 1917]-1922; poetry of J. O. Roberts, [?1886]-1935; notes by Megan P. Williams on her grandfather, J. O. Roberts and Dolwyddelan, [1988]; sale catalogues relating to the Llanrwst area, 1919-1922; memorial cards, 1880-1923; printed materials, [before 1815]-1980; newspaper cuttings, 1886-[1984]; photographs, 1959 and [n. d.]; and artefacts, including a wallet and brooches.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Davies (d. c. 1922) of Bodlondeb House, Dolwyddelan, Caernarfonshire, and later of 58 Denbigh St, Llanrwst, Denbighshire, was a cattle dealer. He was related to the Evans family of Liverpool and Llanrwst, the Thomas family of Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, and the Roberts family of Dolwyddelan. J. O. Roberts (fl. 1886-1935) was born at Hendre Bach, Dolwyddelan; he was a tailor, shopkeeper, and agent for Prudential Insurance, and also a Calvinistic Methodist deacon. Megan P. Williams (fl. 1988), granddaughter of J. O. Roberts, prepared some notes on his life.


Arranged into the following: deeds; family correspondence; correspondence of Thomas Davies; folder of family papers; financial records; documents re. various chapels; Capel Garmon Friendly Society; poetry by J. O. Roberts; notes by M. P. Williams re. J. O. Roberts; sale catalogues; memorial cards; miscellaneous; printed material; newspaper cuttings; photographs; and X/Curios Acc.

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No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Thomas Davies (Cattle Dealer) & Family, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

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