Papers of Daniel Roberts, Brynadda

Scope and Content

Consists of: 

  • Diary, 1837
  • Railway account book, 1838-1840
  • Account books (3) for 1842-1843, 1847-1850, 1862-1865
  • Financial papers, Cyfarfod Misol, Arfon Presbytery, 1836-1874
  • Expense accounts, Padarn railway, 1843
  • List of valuation, Brynia stable, 1848
  • Accounts, Daniel Roberts with William Thomas, blacksmith, 1862-1872
  • Accounts, Daniel Roberts with William Owen, dealer, 1857-1864
  • Legal particulars, Llanddeiniolen Chapel, c. 1863
  • Agreement between Daniel Roberts and John Rowlands for letting Neuadd Llanfugail, 1870
  • Indenture between Daniel Roberts and Messrs. R. Owen and Thomas Jones regarding tenancy of Neuadd Llanfugail, 1870

Administrative / Biographical History

Daniel Roberts (1805-1882) of Brynadda, Bangor in north Wales was a member of the Roberts family of Castell, Llanddeiniolen. He was a prominent farmer, Methodist layman and treasurer of the Cyfarfod Misol, Arfon Presbytery. He worked land at Brynadda on the Faenol estate until 1870, when, because of construction work and other changes on the estate, he built a new property at Penrhos which was completed in 1872 and called it Brynadda. He married Anne Jones (died 1869) of Plas Gwanas, Dolgellau and they had seven children, Griffith Jones, Hugh Roberts, Robert Jones, Mary, Ellen, Anne Catherine and John Bryn Roberts (1847-1931) who was county court judge and MP for South Caernarfonshire between 1885-1906.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Donated by Captain Stanley Davies, Troscanol, Penrhos, September 1931


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 812-818

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