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National Library of Wales
Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)

Reference code(s): GB 0210 HAVWILL

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)

Short Title: Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)

Creation date(s): [late 18 cent.]-[19 cent.]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 8.017 cubic metres (282 boxes and 1 roll)

Name of creator(s): Williams and Williams solicitors, Haverfordwest


Administrative/Biographical history: Williams & Williams was a firm of solicitors based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, in the early 20th century. The collection derives from the solicitors' offices.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection comprises records from the office of Williams & Williams, Haverfordwest, solicitors, largely deeds and draft deeds, mostly 19th century, and many relating to the Haverfordwest area of Pembrokeshire. In the course of their work, Williams & Williams accumulated legal and other papers relating to their clients interests, including the estates of Ambleston, Begelly, Brawdy, Camrose, Court House, Cwmgloyne, Hean Castle, Hodgeston, Hook, Manorbier, Manorowen, Orielton, Pigeonsford, Somerton, Treffgarne, Ty Gwynne, Walwyns Castle, Welsh Hook, Wilsons, Wolfsdale and Yelverton. There are also documents relating to the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Company, several railway companies and a large number of probate records and marriage settlements. There are also groups of deeds and documents relating mainly to properties in Carmarthenshire, Glamorganshire and Pembrokeshire. There are also documents relating to church properties, nonconformist chapels, poor rate papers, articles of apprenticehip and articles of partnership.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: The deeds are arranged alphabetically by parish, and then there are groups of documents relating to Pembrokeshire church tithes and properties; Pembrokeshire Baptist chapel deeds; Breconshire Baptists; Monmouthshire Baptists; Pembrokeshire Calvinistic Methodists; Merionethsire Calvinistic Methodists; Pembrokeshire Congregationalists; Pembrokeshire Wesleyans; Marriage settlements arranged in alphabetical order; deeds relating to railways arranged by the names of the individual railway company; lawsuits and other papers; bonds for money and other obligations; miscellaneous papers; poor rate papers; articles of apprenticeship; articles of partnership and dissolution of partnership; additional deeds; deeds relating to properties in English counties; probate documents arranged alphabetically by the names of the testators; deeds relating to Pembrokeshire; deeds relating to Breconshire and Cardiganshire; deeds relating to Carmarthenshire. Second instalment: Pembrokeshire deeds arranged by alphabetical order of parishes; Breconshire deeds; Cardiganshire deeds; Carmarthenshire deeds; Carnarvonshire deeds; Glamorganshire deeds; Monmouthshire deeds; additional deeds: Orielton estate, Pigeonsford, Wilson's estate; marriage settlements arranged alphabetically; chapel deeds; railway deeds and papers; lawsuit papers; miscellaneous deeds and papers; register of ships etc.; additional miscellaneous papers; additional papers received from Mr Francis Green.

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: Schedules [c. 1920], 928pp., in manuscript, in three outsize volumes in the south reading room.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated to the National Library by Williams & Williams, solicitors, Haverfordwest, c. 1920.


Related material: See also NLW MSS 2921-3018 and Haverfordwest (Eaton, Evans & Williams and Eaton, Evans & Morris) at the National Library.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by J. Graham Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2006

Apprenticeship programs | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Baptists | Wales | Breconshire
Baptists | Wales | Monmouthshire
Baptists | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Bonds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Calvinistic Methodism | Wales | Merioneth
Calvinistic Methodism | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Merioneth
Calvinistic Methodists | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Church property | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Congregational churches | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Congregationalists | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Deeds | Wales | Carmarthenshire
Deeds | Wales | Ceredigion
Deeds | Wales | Glamorgan
Deeds | Wales | Haverfordwest
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Marriage settlements | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Public welfare | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Railway companies | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Religious institutions | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Solicitors | Wales | Haverfordwest | Archives
Tithes | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Wesleyan Methodist Church | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Williams & Williams | Archives
Wills | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Green , Francis , 1854-1942

Corporate names
Ambleston Estate (Wales)
Begelly Estate (Wales)
Brawdy Estate (Wales)
Camrose Estate (Wales)
Court House Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Cwmgloyne Estate (Wales)
Fishguard Harbour Improvement Company
Hean Castle Estate (Wales)
Hodgeston Estate (Wales)
Hook Estate (Wales)
Manorbier Estate (Wales)
Manorowen Estate (Wales)
Orielton Estate (Wales)
Penhale and Company, Solicitors
Pigeonsford Estate (Wales)
Somerton Estate (Wales)
Treffgarne Estate (Wales)
Ty Gwynne Estate (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Walwyns Castle Estate (Wales)
Welsh Hook Estate (Wales)
Williams and Williams, | solicitors
Wilsons Estate (Wales)
Wolfsdale Estate (Wales)
Yelverton Estate (Wales)


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