Roberts & Evans, Aberystwyth (Solicitors) Records

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Roberts & Evans, Aberystwyth (Solicitors) Records

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The collection includes personal and family papers of several of the partners in the business. James Hughes of Aberystwyth, the principal of Hughes & Roberts, the predecessors in business of Roberts & Evans, married Mary Bonsall in 1820. In 1824 she inherited the Glanrheidol estate, at which point Hughes changed his surname to Hughes-Bonsall. James Hughes, the Bonsall and Hughes-Bonsall families, and the Glanrheidol estate are all well represented in this collection. In 1834 Frederick Rowland Roberts of Starkly, co. Bucks, gent., entered articles of clerkship to Horatio Hughes of Aberystwyth, solicitor. Frederick was the son of Rev. Richard Roberts of Eltham, Kent, and Elizabeth his wife, nee Elizabeth Elwyn of Canterbury (post nuptial settlement, 1812). Frederick died in 1888, survived by Jane Roberts his widow. Their son Frederick Richard Roberts (1859-1921; probate of will, 1928) was also a partner in the business. He and his wife Blanche Juliet Hope Roberts (d. 1928) had children Frederick Rowland Roberts (of The Neuadd, Aberdyfi, esq., in 1930) and Algernon Cassan Roberts (fl. 1972), solicitor.

The successor in business to the firm of Roberts & Evans is now (2014) Morris & Bates of Aberystwyth, solicitors.

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