The Estate of Captain William Williams of Pontypridd, Records

Scope and Content

Copy letter books, 1904-1920

Administrative / Biographical History

Captain William Williams, Justice of the Peace, was born in Pontypridd 1833. He was a brewer and local landowner with extensive property interests. He was a pioneer of the Volunteer movement in the town and the first commanding officer of the Volunteer Corps. He was also a Freemason and with others founded the Merlin Lodge, Pontypridd. He lived with his wife Laura Ann Williams at Danygraig House, Taff Street, Pontypridd. Captain Williams died 2 May 1904 at the age of 71. Two years after his death Danygraig House was sold by his Estate to the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)


Chronological within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Pontypridd Library December 2014

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available online

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by H Thomas for Glamorgan Archives with reference to the Cardiff Times 7 May 1904 viewed on the Welsh newspapers online website ( and viewed 22 December 2014

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Appraisal Information

All records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records were passed to Pontypridd Library by an unidentified source. The Library subsequently transferred the records to Glamorgan Archives December 2014.


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