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Bangor University
Plas Harri Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PLH

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Plas Harri Papers

Short Title: Plas Harri Papers

Creation date(s): 1699 - 1902

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 14 items

Name of creator(s): Plas Harri Estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Plas Harri, Llanefydd in Denbighshire was the ancestral home of the Roberts family. A well-known member of that family is John Roberts (1775-1829), a cleric, author and orthography specialist. He graduated from Oxford University in 1792 and worked as press-corrector on the Welsh Bible and Prayer Book (Oxford, 1799). In 1798, he obtained a curacy in Oxford, but was anxious to return to Wales, which he did in 1807, as vicar of Tremeirchion, Flintshire, a post he held until his death. John Roberts is remembered for his involvement in debates on Welsh language and religious affairs, and in particular, his vigorous opposition to the views of William Owen Pughe on Welsh orthography and his successful campaign against the printing, by the British and Foreign Bible Society, of a Welsh Bible using Pughe's orthography.
Other members of the family, relevant to the collection, include, John Roberts (fl. 1699), a yeoman; William Roberts (fl. 1713), a yeoman; Evan Roberts (died ca. 1844); Judith Roberts (died ca. 1884), widow, and John ap Evan Roberts (fl. 1902).


Scope and content/abstract: Material consists of deeds, mainly, and other legal documents relating to property belonging to the Roberts family of Plas Harri. Also includes two maps, dated 1902, relating to Plas Harri land required for Rhyl District Waterworks.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 13812-13825

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Estate administration | Wales | Denbighshire
Waterworks | Wales | Denbighshire

Personal names
Roberts , Evan , d. ca. 1844 , of Plas Harri (Llannefydd)
Roberts , John , 1775-1829
Roberts , John , fl. 1699
Roberts , John ap Evan , of Plas Harri
Roberts , Judith , of Plas Harri
Roberts , William , fl. 1713 , yeoman

Corporate names
Plas Harri Estate (Wales)

Llannefydd (Wales)

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