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National Library of Wales
Rosser family of Llansteffan, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 ROSSER

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Rosser Family of Llansteffan Papers

Short Title: Rosser family of Llansteffan, papers

Creation date(s): 1763-1844

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 55 items

Name of creator(s): Rosser family of Llansteffan


Administrative/Biographical history: The Rosser family lived at Trehyddion, and later Penpicillion, in Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire. The family was resident in the parish of Llansteffan by the early 17th century. By 1763 William Rosser (died 1791) was residing at Trehyddion; he was married to Esther (died 1827), the daughter of John Edward of Llangynog, Carmarthenshire. As well as being a farmer and gentleman, William also appears to have worked as a mariner and coal merchant. They had five children, Hester (born c. 1778), Ann, John, Mary (1781-1851) and Jennet. In the early 19th century, the family moved from Trehyddion to Penpicillion.


Scope and content/abstract: Personal letters of the Rosser family, 1785-1844; legal, financial and business papers, 1763-1844, including letters, 1765-1832, accounts, 1764-1791, bonds, 1765-1787, bills and receipts, 1783-1844, and wills, [1777]-1818.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: legal, financial and business papers; personal papers.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Dr Geraint Dyfnallt Owen, Hove, Sussex, 1979.


Related material: Further papers are National Library of Wales, MSS 13479, 13604, 13685, and George Eyre Evans Collection, also at NLW.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: National Library of Wales, Schedule of Rosser Family Papers; NLW, Schedule of the George Eyre Evans Collection, Vol. III.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2003

Rosser family, | of Trehyddion and Penpicillion | Archives

Personal names
Rosser family , of Trehyddion and Penpicillion (Llansteffan)

Corporate names

Llansteffan (Carmarthenshire, Wales)

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