Robyns Owen Collection

Scope and Content

Records of Robyns Owen, 1625-1990, including deeds, 1625-1990, relating to Aberdaron, Abererch, Botwnnog, Bryncroes, Clynnog, Deneio, Llanaelhaearn, Llanengan, Llanfairisgaer, Llangïan, Llangybi, Llannor, Llanrug, Llanystumdwy, Mellteyrn, Nefyn, Pistyll, Rhiw, Caernarfonshire, and draft deeds, 1901-1922; marriage settlements, 1864; wills, 1749-1920, and draft wills, 1845-1920; maps, plans and specifications relating to western Caernarfonshire, 1778-1887; draft and final sale particulars, 1920-1923; rules and other papers of local clubs and friendly societies, 1884-1953; correspondence relating to rates collection in Aberdaron, 1905-1917; case papers, 1913-1951; records of Pwllheli Grammar School, 1893-1950, and Botwnnog Grammar School, 1893-1948, including financial records and correspondence; records relating to various Calvinistic Methodist churches in Caernarfonshire, 1783-1948, including leases and other deeds for chapels buildings, 1783-1921, correspondence, 1868-1926, and account books, 1889-1912; Coroner's records, 1892-1957.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robyns Owen and Co. is a firm of solicitors based in Pwllheli and Porthmadog, Gwynedd. Owen Robyns Owen (b. [1854]) was Treasurer of North Wales Calvinistic Methodists Association. He was appointed Coroner for South Caernarfonshire in 1904.


Arranged into the following: deeds; wills; plans and specifications; draft wills; sale particulars; draft deeds; club rules; friendly societies; overseers correspondence etc; case papers; Pwllheli Grammar School; Bottwnog [sic] Grammar School; Calvinistic Methodists; Coroner's records; miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Robyns Owen Collectrion; Caernarfon Record Office, Robyns Owen: Deeds; 1901 Census website (, viewed 7 September 2004; Robyns Owen website (, viewed 25 June 2007.

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


Accruals are not expected