William Jones, Llanberis, Family Papers

Scope and Content

Photographs and papers of the family of William W. Jones ('Wil Patrwm'), 1887-[1982], comprising letters of William W. Jones, Thomas Jones ('Tom Patrwm'), William Colliver and others, mainly to Mercedes Katie Batten (née Jones), 1912-1944; miscellaneous family papers, [post 1895]-1947, [1982]; photographs, [1887]-[1963], of the Jones family, of Dinorwic Quarry and Lambeth Infirmary, and views of North Wales.

Administrative / Biographical History

William W. Jones ('Wil Patrwm', fl. 1877-1944), quarryman, of 2 Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, Caernarfonshire, was married to Kate Colliver (b. [1864]). She was the daughter of Mary Luke ([1829]-1895) and Thomas Colliver ([1814]-1895) who had come to the Llanberis area from Cornwall. Kate had a sister, Bessie, and a brother, William Colliver (b. 1850), who emigrated to Australia in 1886. William and Kate had five children: Mercedes Katie, Willie, Thomas, Edgar and Evan. Thomas ('Twm Patrwm', b. 1902) was, like his father, a pattern maker at the Dinorwic Quarry. Willie ([1898]-1917) served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the First World War and died in hospital in Egypt. Mercedes Katie Jones (b. 1895) was a nurse at Lady Margaret Hospital, Bromley, Kent, and at the Lambeth Infirmary, London. She married Edward William Batten and had a son of the same name, born in 1922.


Arranged into the following: letters to Mercedes Katie Batten; miscellaneous family papers; and photographs.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Photographs and papers of the family of William Jones 'Wil Patrwm', pattern maker at the Dinorwic Quarry, Llanberis, catalogue.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and Meirionnydd Archives.

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