Records of the Milford office of R. T. P. Williams and Sons, solicitors

Scope and Content

RTP Williams, office papers, include daily accounting sheets, 1873-1950; client files of Eaton Evans and Williams of Milford Haven, relating to Milford fishing industry, conveyancing, wills and estate settlement, 1922-1950; wills, related files and papers, 1866-1962; clients accounts, debt collecting, accidents and injuries files, 1863-1970; clients papers, 1879-1954, including Gibbon family of Golden Grove and Silver Stream, Hubberston, 1879-1935; Milford Haven Fish Trades Protection Association Ltd, 1912-1917; Major A. V. W. Stokes of St Botolphs, 1904-1954; Saunders Davies family of Williamston, 1922-1927; deeds of Milford Haven property, 1856-1961; deeds of property in other parishes outside Milford Haven, 1740-1967; lettered bundles of drafted deeds, 1919-1952; miscellaneous leases and related papers, 1867-1961; personal agreements, apprenticeship indentures and partnership agreement, 1866-1952; shipping papers, [1840s]-1958 including notorial register books, 1881-1958; sale particulars and related papers, 1863-1966; maps and plans including parliamentary plans of the proposed Milford Junction Railway and Admiralty charts of Milford Haven, 1850-1962; and general and miscellaneous papers comprising of Acts of Parliament and associated papers, such as Acts for the Improvement Act District of Milford Haven and public utility acts, insurance papers, prospectuses of Neyland New Town Building Association and the Milford Railway and Estate Co. Ltd. and newspapers cuttings, 1741-1969; papers of the Greenish family of Priory Sawmills, 1856-1913; Harcourt Powell family of Hook, 1857-1920; James Vaughan of Milford, 1876-1907; Milford Docks Company, 1863-1919; Milford Haven Estate, 1790-1967; Picton Castle Estate, 1930s-1966; Roberts family of Hakin, 1712-1937; the Rev. John Bowen Rowlands of Hubberston, 1844-1928; and Starbuck family of Milford Brewery, 1803-1923.

Administrative / Biographical History

RTP Williams, Solicitors, (later R. T. P. Williams and Sons), had offices in Haverfordwest and Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (the Milford office had been opened by Eaton Evans and Morris, later Eaton Evans and Williams). The firm accumulated probates, letters of administration, sale particulars, title deeds and related papers relating to their clients' interests in the course of their work. These included a partnership between James Greenish and Henry Williams at Priory Sawmill; the Powell family's Hook estate; James Vaughan (d. 1899), a Milford haven entrepreneur and auctioneer; Milford Docks Company; Milford Haven Estate; Picton Castle estate; and the Starbuck family of Milford Haven.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: office papers; clients' files; wills and related files and papers; clients' accounts, debt collecting, files; small groups of papers; deeds of Milford property; deeds of property in other parishes; lettered bundles; miscellaneous leases and related papers; personal agreements; shipping; sale particulars and related papers; maps and plans; general and miscellaneous; Greenish family; Harcourt Powell family; James Vaughan; Milford Docks Company; Milford Haven Estate; Picton Castle; Roberts family; Rev. John Bowen Rowlands of Hubberston; and Starbuck family.

Access Information

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Note

Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Milford office of RTP Williams and Sons, solicitors; Milford Docks website (www.milford-docks.co.uk) viewed 12th July 2005.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at the Pembrokeshire Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The records accumulated by Eaton Evans and Williams and its predecessors were divided between the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven offices when the partnership was dissolved in 1937, and some groups were split.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected.

Related Material

Further records are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP and D/MDC Milford Docks Company. The main collection of the records from the Picton Castle Estate is in the National Library of Wales; there are some deeds and manorial records in Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/PIC.