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Denbighshire Record Office
Foulkes-Roberts family papers

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/FR

Held at: Denbighshire Record Office

Title: Foulkes-Roberts MSS

Short Title: Foulkes-Roberts family papers

Creation date(s): 1664-1996

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.418 cubic metres (22 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Foulkes-Roberts family of Denbigh


Administrative/Biographical history: Arthur Roberts, later Foulkes-Roberts, (1864-1941), was the son of Peter Roberts JP, chemist, of St Asaph, Denbighshire, who descended from the Foulkes family of Llechryd, Llannefydd, Denbighshire. Arthur Foulkes-Roberts began practising as a solicitor in Denbigh, Denbighshire, in 1888. He married Susannah Jones-Morris in 1890. They had five sons and a daughter. He left Denbigh in 1925, and later settled at Goring, Oxfordshire. The third son, Arthur David Foulkes-Roberts (1896-1964) served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Norfolk in WW1; he then qualified as a solicitor, articled to his father, and spent his career in the Estate Duty Office at Somerset House, London, retiring in 1956, to Gyffin in the Conwy Valley. He shared the interest of his brother, David Swynford Foulkes-Roberts, in railways, and was assistant organist at Oxhey Church, Watford. He died in 1964. The family accumulated a large collection of family history, genealogy and historical material.


Scope and content/abstract: General family papers, 1806-1926; family correspondence, 1838-1939; Arthur (Foulkes) Roberts papers, 1864-1931; Arthur David Foulkes-Roberts diaries, including draft diaries, photographs and documents, 1915-1951; miscellaneous, 1897-1912; Foulkes-Roberts family history, 1890-[c. 1930]; pedigrees of Foulkes, Roberts and other ancestor families, 1888-[c. 1935]; other families, [c. 1900]-1909; general collections, 1764, [c. 1900-1910; genealogical and historical research correspondence, 1888-1962; transcripts, 1898-[c. 1940]; notes of named familes, 1881-1996, and general families, 1881- 1924; manuscripts, 1764-1844; prints, photographs, etc, 1664-1909; and printed materials, 1865-1938.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: family; and genealogical/historical research.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Denbighshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mrs Sarah Ewart-James, Hillcrest, 28th September 1990.


Related material: David Swynford Foulkes-Roberts diaries are in Denbighshire Record Office, DD/DM/770.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Denbighshire Record Office, Catalogue of the Foulkes-Roberts MSS, 1992.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: March 2004

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Personal names
Foulkes-Roberts , Arthur , 1864-1941
Foulkes-Roberts family

Corporate names

Denbigh (Wales)
Denbighshire (Wales)

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