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Pembrokeshire Record Office
R. T. P. Williams and Sons, Milford Haven office, records and client papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/RTM 1-13; GRE-STA

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Records of the Milford office of R. T. P. Williams and Sons, solicitors

Short Title: R. T. P. Williams and Sons, Milford Haven office, records and client papers

Creation date(s): 1803-1962

Level of description: Fonds


Name of creator(s): RTP Williams and Sons


Administrative/Biographical history: RTP Williams, Solicitors, (later R. T. P. Williams and Sons), had offices in Haverfordwest and Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire (the Milford office had been opened by Eaton Evans and Morris, later Eaton Evans and Williams). The firm accumulated probates, letters of administration, sale particulars, title deeds and related papers relating to their clients' interests in the course of their work. These included a partnership between James Greenish and Henry Williams at Priory Sawmill; the Powell family's Hook estate; James Vaughan (d. 1899), a Milford haven entrepreneur and auctioneer; Milford Docks Company; Milford Haven Estate; Picton Castle estate; and the Starbuck family of Milford Haven.


Scope and content/abstract: RTP Williams, office papers, include daily accounting sheets, 1873-1950; client files of Eaton Evans and Williams of Milford Haven, relating to Milford fishing industry, conveyancing, wills and estate settlement, 1922-1950; wills, related files and papers, 1866-1962; clients accounts, debt collecting, accidents and injuries files, 1863-1970; clients papers, 1879-1954, including Gibbon family of Golden Grove and Silver Stream, Hubberston, 1879-1935; Milford Haven Fish Trades Protection Association Ltd, 1912-1917; Major A. V. W. Stokes of St Botolphs, 1904-1954; Saunders Davies family of Williamston, 1922-1927; deeds of Milford Haven property, 1856-1961; deeds of property in other parishes outside Milford Haven, 1740-1967; lettered bundles of drafted deeds, 1919-1952; miscellaneous leases and related papers, 1867-1961; personal agreements, apprenticeship indentures and partnership agreement, 1866-1952; shipping papers, [1840s]-1958 including notorial register books, 1881-1958; sale particulars and related papers, 1863-1966; maps and plans including parliamentary plans of the proposed Milford Junction Railway and Admiralty charts of Milford Haven, 1850-1962; and general and miscellaneous papers comprising of Acts of Parliament and associated papers, such as Acts for the Improvement Act District of Milford Haven and public utility acts, insurance papers, prospectuses of Neyland New Town Building Association and the Milford Railway and Estate Co. Ltd. and newspapers cuttings, 1741-1969; papers of the Greenish family of Priory Sawmills, 1856-1913; Harcourt Powell family of Hook, 1857-1920; James Vaughan of Milford, 1876-1907; Milford Docks Company, 1863-1919; Milford Haven Estate, 1790-1967; Picton Castle Estate, 1930s-1966; Roberts family of Hakin, 1712-1937; the Rev. John Bowen Rowlands of Hubberston, 1844-1928; and Starbuck family of Milford Brewery, 1803-1923.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: office papers; clients' files; wills and related files and papers; clients' accounts, debt collecting, files; small groups of papers; deeds of Milford property; deeds of property in other parishes; lettered bundles; miscellaneous leases and related papers; personal agreements; shipping; sale particulars and related papers; maps and plans; general and miscellaneous; Greenish family; Harcourt Powell family; James Vaughan; Milford Docks Company; Milford Haven Estate; Picton Castle; Roberts family; Rev. John Bowen Rowlands of Hubberston; and Starbuck family.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office and the National Register of Archives


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records accumulated by Eaton Evans and Williams and its predecessors were divided between the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven offices when the partnership was dissolved in 1937, and some groups were split.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further records are Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP and D/MDC Milford Docks Company. The main collection of the records from the Picton Castle Estate is in the National Library of Wales; there are some deeds and manorial records in Pembrokeshire Record Office, D/RTP/PIC.


Note: Title from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Records of the Milford office of RTP Williams and Sons, solicitors; Milford Docks website ( viewed 12th July 2005.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005.

Conveyancing | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Deeds | Wales | Milford Haven
Fisheries | Wales | Milford Haven
Gibbon family, | of Hubberston | Archives
Milford Junction Railway | Records and Correspondence
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | History
Pembrokeshire (Wales) | Maps
R.T.P. Williams (Firm) | Archives
Railways | Wales | Milford Haven
Solicitors | Wales | Milford Haven

Personal names
Gibbon family , of Hubberston
Greenish family
Harcourt Powell family , of Hook
Roberts family , of Hakin
Rowlands , John Bowen , 1844-1928
Saunders Davies family , of Williamston
Starbuck family , of Nantucket Island and Milford Haven
Stokes , A. V. W. (Anthony Vaughan William) , 1883-1947
Vaughan , James , d. 1899
Williams , R. T. P. (Richard Thomas Propert)

Corporate names
Eaton-Evans & Morris
Eaton-Evans and Williams
Milford Docks Company
Milford Haven Estate (Wales)
Milford Haven Fish Trades Protection Association
Milford Junction Railway
Milford Railway and Estate Company
Neyland New Town Building Association
Picton Castle Estate (Wales)
R. T. P. Williams and Sons, solicitors

Burton (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Gellyswick (Wales)
Hubberston (Wales)
Llangwm (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Milford Haven (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)
Slebech (Wales)

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