Fonds GB 0210 HAVWILL - Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)

Identity area

Reference code



Haverfordwest (Williams & Williams)


  • [1750-1800] / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

8.017 cubic metres (282 boxes and 1 roll).

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

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

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Williams & Williams, solicitors; Haverfordwest; Donation; c. 1920

Content and structure area

Scope and content

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 apprenticeship and articles of partnership.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

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 of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

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

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Alternative identifier(s)

Virtua system control number


Access points

Place access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

September 2006.


  • English



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);

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