Family of Robert WILLIAMS and Jane EVANS

Husband: Robert WILLIAMS (c. 1791- )
Wife: Jane EVANS (c. 1791-1871)
Children: Gwen WILLIAMS (bef1810- )
Mary WILLIAMS (bef1811- )
William ROBERTS (1814-1889)
Robert WILLIAMS (1819- )
Anne WILLIAMS (bef1821- )
Owen WILLIAMS (bef1823- )
Rhys WILLIAMS (1829-bef1904)
Catherine WILLIAMS (1831- )
Edward WILLIAMS (1833- )
Margaret WILLIAMS (1836- )

Husband: Robert WILLIAMS

Name: Robert WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1791 Penmachno, Caernarfonshire
Occupation Builder
Residence 8 Jan 1815 (age 23-24) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire1
Bronyfoel
Occupation 8 Jan 1815 (age 23-24) Mason; Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire1

Wife: Jane EVANS

Name: Jane EVANS
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. 1791 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Residence 8 Jan 1815 (age 23-24) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire1
Bronyfoel
Death 1871 (age 79-80) Ffynonycorn, Llanwnog, Montgomeryshire

Child 1: Gwen WILLIAMS

Name: Gwen WILLIAMS
Sex: Female
Birth bef 10 Jan 1810 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Dol y Ddinas, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 10 Jan 1810 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 2: Mary WILLIAMS

Name: Mary WILLIAMS
Sex: Female
Birth bef 21 Jul 1811 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Dol y Ddinas, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 21 Jul 1811 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 3: William ROBERTS

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William ROBERTS

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William ROBERTS, 1879, age 64

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William ROBERTS

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William ROBERTS

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William ROBERTS

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William ROBERTS

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Spouse: Mary OWEN

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Spouse: Mary OWEN

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Spouse: Jane LEWIS

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Spouse: Jane LEWIS

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Spouse: Jane LEWIS

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Spouse: Jane LEWIS

Name: William ROBERTS
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Mary OWEN (1822?-1850)
Spouse 2: Jane LEWIS (1818-1911)
Birth 28 Nov 1814 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire2
HO107/2497/328

Robert Morgan Roberts' Bible says:
Father - November 28th 1814
Baptism 8 Jan 1815 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire1
The Parish Church, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Residence 8 Jan 1815 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire1
Bronyfoel, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Census 6 Jun 1841 (age 26) Moughtrey, Montgomeryshire3
Plenty, Moughtrey Llan, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 6 Jun 1841 (age 26) Wheelwright; Moughtrey, Montgomeryshire3
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 36) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire4
Commercial Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 30 Mar 1851 (age 36) Wheelwright employer 2 men; Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire4
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 46) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire5
Commercial Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 46) Wheelwright employing 4 men; Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire5
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 56) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire6
Commercial Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 56) Wheelwright emloying 5 men; Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire6
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 66) Newtown, Montgomeryshire7
Canal Road, Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 66) Wheelwright; Newtown, Montgomeryshire7
Will Nov 1887 (age 72-73) Llanllwchaiarn in the County of Montgomeryshire8
Penygloddfa, Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me William Roberts of Penygloddfa in the Parish of Llanllwchaiarn in the County of Montgomeryshire, Wheelwright.
Whereas my wife Jane has a sum of fifty pounds ...[illegible]... In her own right and I hereby declare that the same shall go and belong to her and I hereby give and bequeath to her the ... Sum of one hundred pounds as a legacy and for her absolute use and {?} express a wish but without imposing any obligation on her and so that my wish shall not be construed into any trust for that purpose that she shall leave her daughter Jane (wife of John Jones) ninety [?] pounds I also give and bequeath to my said wife the following articles of furniture which formerly belonged to her namely a large oak chest in my bedroom a folding screen and three cupboards for her own use absolutely and as to all my real estate and all other my personal estate not hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same unto my friend William Jones of Pencoed, Berriew, Farmer and my two sons William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts (hereinafter called my trustees) upon trust to permit my said wife to use and enjoy for her life all the books plate linen china prints pictures furniture (excepting the articles of furniture hereinbefore specifically bequeathed) and as to any interest I may have in any buildings or workshops which I have erected an are now in my occupation and in the occupation of my said son William Owen Roberts upon trust for my said son William Owen Roberts absolutely and to enable him to carry on his business so long as the landlord will permit him. And as to all other my real and personal estate upon trust that my trustees shall sell and convert the same into money as soon as conveniently may be after the decease of my said wife or so much thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the proceeds of such sale and conversion and also out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and as to the residue thereof upon trust for my said sons William Owen Roberts Robert Morgan Roberts and my daughter Ann wife of Richard James in equal shares provided always and I hereby declare that my said trustees shall not be liable for any loss or damage of or to any of the furniture and effects during the time my said wife is permitted to use them I appoint the said William Jones and my said two sons William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts Executors of this my will I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here under set my hand this [?] day of November 1887 - William Roberts - Signed and declared by the said William Roberts the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as witnesses Robert [Kidwell ?] ... Llanllwchaiarn Schoolmaster - [?] Taylor

On the 10th January 1890 probate of this will was granted to William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts two of the Executors.
Occupation Wheelwright
Death 7 Dec 1889 (age 75) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales9,10,11,12
22 Commercial Street, Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Bible says:
William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Burial 11 Dec 1889 Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire13,14
Llanllwchaiarn Parish Church, Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Child 4: Robert WILLIAMS

Name: Robert WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Birth 21 Nov 1819 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 21 Nov 1819 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 5: Anne WILLIAMS

Name: Anne WILLIAMS
Sex: Female
Birth bef 13 Oct 1821 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 13 Oct 1821 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 6: Owen WILLIAMS

Name: Owen WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann JONES (1823?- )
Birth bef 19 Sep 1823 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 19 Sep 1823 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 7: Rhys WILLIAMS

Name: Rhys WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann MILLS (1826?-bef1898)
Birth 4 Apr 1829 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 20 Apr 1829 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Cwmprysor Chapel, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Death bef 25 Jul 1904 (age 76) Dolfor, Montgomeryshire
Post Office, Dolfor, Montgomeryshire
Burial 25 Jul 1904 Dolfor, Montgomeryshire

Child 8: Catherine WILLIAMS

Name: Catherine WILLIAMS
Sex: Female
Birth 14 Dec 1831 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 9 Jan 1832 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Cwmprysor Chapel, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 9: Edward WILLIAMS

Name: Edward WILLIAMS
Sex: Male
Birth 13 Dec 1833 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 12 Jan 1834 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Cwmprysor Chapel, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

Child 10: Margaret WILLIAMS

Name: Margaret WILLIAMS
Sex: Female
Spouse: ? ROBERTS ( - )
Birth 19 Apr 1836 Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Bwlch Gwyn, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Christening 8 May 1836 (age 0) Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Glanllafar Chapel, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire

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1"Baptism Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire 8 Jan 1815 William ROBERTS" (56).
Text From Source: Baptisms at The Parish Church, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
When baptized: 8 Jan 1815
Child's Christian Name: William
Parents' Christian Names: Robert and Jane EVANS
Parents' Surname: WILLIAMS
Abode: Bronyfoel, , Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire
Quality, Trade or Profession: Mason
By whom the ceremony was performed: William Williams
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Source: Baptism Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire 8 Jan 1815 William ROBERTS, Baptism Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire 8 Jan 1815 William ROBERTS

2"Family bible inscribed "To Robert Roberts the gift of Miss [?] 1867"".
Text From Source: [Inscribed on the inside front cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867

Baptized by Rev. W. Hinton Jones Mon [does this refer to Robert Eric Roberts? it is written opposite to the entry for Robert Eric]

[Written on inside front flyleaf]:

Ages of Family

Father - November 28th 1814
Mother - January 18th 1818
Jane - January 2nd 1841
Anne - March 29th 1845
William - December 29th 1847
Matilda - February 6th 1854
Robert Morgan - November 30th 1855, at half past 11 in forenoon
married 3rd November 1879 to Annie [the letter "i" later crossed out] Jones, Born May 5th 1858.
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane, Born July 21st, 1880, at 10 min to 5 o'clock in the morning. Wed. Friday [Friday crossed out]
William Evan Morgan Roberts Born March 16th, 1882 Wed. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
Robert Eric Roberts, born July 17th 1890 at a ¼ to 4 in the Afternoon at Glyndwr Place

[Written on inside back flyleaf]:

Deaths:

Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24
William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Mother (Jane) Sept 6, 1911 aged 94
Jane Jones, Cymric Cottage, Canal, Newtown, Sept 21, 1911 aged 70
John Jones Nov. 23, 1911, aged 77 Do. [refers to the address at Cymric Cottage]
Annie James, Croesawdy, New Road, Newtown,
William Owen Roberts, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Jany. 10, 1927, aged 79
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane Roberts, died May 25th, 1932, at Berrington Hospital aged 51
Anne Roberts died 11th March 1934 4.30 pm

[Inscribed on the inside back cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867
Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Father - November 28th 1814
Glyn Roberts.
3"Census 1841 (William Roberts) Moughtrey, Montgomeryshire HO107/1439/3/11/13".
Text From Source: Pryce Rees 56 Wheelwright
William Roberts 26 J. Wheelwright
Sarah Rowlands 26 F.S.
Margaret Rees 17 F.S.
John Rees 14
George Rees 12
Emily Rees 8
Sarah Rowland 1
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1841 (William Roberts) Moughtrey, Montgomeryshire HO107/1439/3/11/13, William Roberts 41

4"Census 1851 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire HO107/2497/328/28".
Text From Source: ROBERTS Will'm, head wid 36 Wheelwright 2 men, MER N. K.,
ROBERTS Ann, dau unm 6 MGY Llanllwchaiarn
ROBERTS Will'm, son unm 3 MGY Llanllwchaiarn
ROBERTS Rees, serv unm 22 Wheelwright J'man, MER N. K.
ROBERTS Rob't, serv unm 17 Wheelwright J'man, MER N. K.
DAVIES Mary, serv unm 27 Housekeeper, MGY Tregynon
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1851 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire HO107/2497/328/28, William Roberts 51

5"Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33".
Text From Source: William Roberts Head Mar 46 Wheelwright Merioneth Trawsfynydd
Jane Roberts Wife Mar 43 Montg. Llanwnog
Jane Roberts Daur Un 20 Dressmaker Montg. Llanwnog
William O. Roberts Son Un 13 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Matilda L. Roberts Daur Un 7 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Robert M. Roberts Son Un 5 Scholar Montg. Newtown
Griffith J. Williams Serv Un 20 Wheelwright Merioneth Towyn
Thomas Owen Appce Un 18 Do. Apprentice Montg. Llanidloes
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33, William Roberts (a) 61

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Source: Census 1861 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire RG9/4251/36/33, William Roberts (b) 61

6"Census 1871 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG10/RG10/5616/47/16".
Text From Source: William Roberts head Mar 56 Wheelwright emp 5 men Merioneth: Trawsfynnydd
Jane Roberts wife Mar 53 - Mont: Llanwnog
Matilda L. Roberts dau Un 17 - Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Robert M. Roberts son Un 15 Wheelwright Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Stephen Jones Apprentice Un 17 Wheelwright Mont: Llanllwchaiarn
Pryce Gittens Lodger Un 34 Blacksmith Mont: Llanfair
Assessment: Primary evidence.
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Source: Census 1871 (William Roberts) Llanllwchaiarn, Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG10/RG10/5616/47/16, William Jane and Robert Roberts 71

7"Census 1881 (William Roberts) Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG11/ 5487 / 40/ 41".
Text From Source: William ROBERTS Head M Male 66 Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales Wheelwright
Jane ROBERTS Wife M Female 63 Llanwnog, Montgomery, Wales Wheelwrights Wife

Andrew JOHNSTON Lodger U Male 25 Galashiels Wool Weaver

Alexr. WALKER Lodger U Male 24 Aberdeen, Scotland Wool Weaver
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Source: Census 1881 (William Roberts) Newtown, Montgomeryshire RG11/ 5487 / 40/ 41, William Roberts 81

8Will.
Text From Source: Wills (Somerset House, Strand, London)
Copy in possession of Graham Hoadly.
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me William Roberts of Penygloddfa in the Parish of Llanllwchaiarn in the County of Montgomeryshire, Wheelwright.
Whereas my wife Jane has a sum of fifty pounds ...[illegible]... In her own right and I hereby declare that the same shall go and belong to her and I hereby give and bequeath to her the ... Sum of one hundred pounds as a legacy and for her absolute use and {?} express a wish but without imposing any obligation on her and so that my wish shall not be construed into any trust for that purpose that she shall leave her daughter Jane (wife of John Jones) ninety [?] pounds I also give and bequeath to my said wife the following articles of furniture which formerly belonged to her namely a large oak chest in my bedroom a folding screen and three cupboards for her own use absolutely and as to all my real estate and all other my personal estate not hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath the same unto my friend William Jones of Pencoed, Berriew, Farmer and my two sons William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts (hereinafter called my trustees) upon trust to permit my said wife to use and enjoy for her life all the books plate linen china prints pictures furniture (excepting the articles of furniture hereinbefore specifically bequeathed) and as to any interest I may have in any buildings or workshops which I have erected an are now in my occupation and in the occupation of my said son William Owen Roberts upon trust for my said son William Owen Roberts absolutely and to enable him to carry on his business so long as the landlord will permit him. And as to all other my real and personal estate upon trust that my trustees shall sell and convert the same into money as soon as conveniently may be after the decease of my said wife or so much thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the proceeds of such sale and conversion and also out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and as to the residue thereof upon trust for my said sons William Owen Roberts Robert Morgan Roberts and my daughter Ann wife of Richard James in equal shares provided always and I hereby declare that my said trustees shall not be liable for any loss or damage of or to any of the furniture and effects during the time my said wife is permitted to use them I appoint the said William Jones and my said two sons William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts Executors of this my will I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have here under set my hand this [?] day of November 1887 - William Roberts - Signed and declared by the said William Roberts the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunder subscribed our names as witnesses Robert [Kidwell ?] ... Llanllwchaiarn Schoolmaster - [?] Taylor

On the 10th January 1890 probate of this will was granted to William Owen Roberts and Robert Morgan Roberts two of the Executors.
From Will Index:

The Will of William Roberts
10 January
Late of Penygloddfa
Parish Llanllwchaiarn
Counrty of Montgomeryshire
Wheelwright
Died 7 December 1889 at Penygloddfa.
Proved at Principal Registry by William Owen Roberts of Penygloddfa, Carriage Builder and Robert Morgan Roberts of Glyndwr Place, New Street, Shrewsbury in the County of Salop, Compositor, the sons two of the executors.
£343 6s 2d.
Principal Registry Family Division, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, LONDON, WC1V 6NP. Tel: 020 7947 6946.
9"Family bible inscribed "To Robert Roberts the gift of Miss [?] 1867"".
Text From Source: [Inscribed on the inside front cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867

Baptized by Rev. W. Hinton Jones Mon [does this refer to Robert Eric Roberts? it is written opposite to the entry for Robert Eric]

[Written on inside front flyleaf]:

Ages of Family

Father - November 28th 1814
Mother - January 18th 1818
Jane - January 2nd 1841
Anne - March 29th 1845
William - December 29th 1847
Matilda - February 6th 1854
Robert Morgan - November 30th 1855, at half past 11 in forenoon
married 3rd November 1879 to Annie [the letter "i" later crossed out] Jones, Born May 5th 1858.
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane, Born July 21st, 1880, at 10 min to 5 o'clock in the morning. Wed. Friday [Friday crossed out]
William Evan Morgan Roberts Born March 16th, 1882 Wed. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
Robert Eric Roberts, born July 17th 1890 at a ¼ to 4 in the Afternoon at Glyndwr Place

[Written on inside back flyleaf]:

Deaths:

Matilda Louisa Gordon died February 18th 1878, aged 24
William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Mother (Jane) Sept 6, 1911 aged 94
Jane Jones, Cymric Cottage, Canal, Newtown, Sept 21, 1911 aged 70
John Jones Nov. 23, 1911, aged 77 Do. [refers to the address at Cymric Cottage]
Annie James, Croesawdy, New Road, Newtown,
William Owen Roberts, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Jany. 10, 1927, aged 79
Mary Matilda Maggie Jane Roberts, died May 25th, 1932, at Berrington Hospital aged 51
Anne Roberts died 11th March 1934 4.30 pm

[Inscribed on the inside back cover]:

Robert Roberts
The gift of
Miss [?] [?]
1867
Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: William Roberts died at Commercial Street, Newtown, December 7, 1889 aged 75
Glyn Roberts.
10Montgomeryshire Genealogical Society, "Parish of Llanllwchaiarn Memorial Inscriptions" (MR/MI/23).
Text From Source: Monumental Inscription Index for The Parish Church of Llanllwchaiarn, Montgomeryshire; Powis county Archive Office,
In loving memory of William Roberts Commercial Rd Newtown who died Dec 7th 1889 aged 75 years. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Llanllwchaiarn Cemetery:

Double slate headstone:

"Not lost but gone before: the Lord is my shield
In loving memory of Matilda Louisa, beloved wife of D.G. Gordon Manchester and youngest daughter of Wm and Jane Roberts Commercial Street Newtown who fell asleep in Jesus Feb 18 1878 aged 24 years.

In loving memory of William Roberts Commercial Rd Newtown who died Dec 7th 1889 aged 75 years.

Fell asleep until day break.

Also of Jane wife of the above who died Sep 6th 1911 [sic] aged 94 years

Ye on lengthy days presuming
Who on paths of pleasure tread
Saw me late in beauty blooming
Numbered now among the dead"
Graham Hoadly.
11"Newspaper". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: THE MONTGOMERYSHIRE EXPRESS: TUESDAY DECEMBER 10, 1889.

ROBERTS.- December 7 at 22 Commercial Street, Newtown, Mr. William Roberts Snr, Coachbuilder &c., second son of Mr. William Roberts, Trawsfynnydd, Merioneth, aged 75 years.[Friends please accept this intimation, Open funeral at 2 o'clock on Wednesday next].
12"The Aberystwith Observer - 14th December1889". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: DEATH OF AN OLD INHABITANT.
The death is announced of one of the oldest tradesmen in this town Mr William Roberts, senior, carriage builder, etc. which took place on Saturday. The deceased was the second son of Mr William Roberts, builder Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire, and was 75 years of age. He came to Newtown in the year 1839. He gave up the carriage business some time ago to his eldest son. Deceased leaves a widow and three children. The funeral was an open one, and took place on Wednesday.
National Library of Wales Online Newspaper Archive.
13"Newspaper". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: The Montgomeryshire Echo - Saturday December 21 1889

NEWTOWN

THE LATE MR W. ROBERTS, SENIOR. -
the remains of Mr Roberts were interred in Llanllwchaiarn Churchyard on December 11th.
The service at the residence of the deceased was conducted by the Rev. E. Parry, and the coffin, which was carried in an open hearse, was covered with large number of wreaths.
The remains were followed by a large number of friends, including a number of Good Templars wearing regalia.
At the grave the service was conducted by the Rev J. Williams, rector of Newtown, and the Rev. Mr. Fisher, curate of Llanllwchaiarn.
14"Gravestone". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Llanllwchaiarn Cemetery: Double slate headstone:

"Not lost but gone before: the Lord is my shield

In loving memory of Matilda Louisa, beloved wife of D.G. Gordon Manchester and youngest daughter of Wm and Jane Roberts Commercial Street Newtown who fell asleep in Jesus Feb 18 1878 aged 24 years.

In loving memory of William Roberts Commercial Rd Newtown who died Dec 7th 1889 aged 75 years. Fell asleep until day break.

Also of Jane wife of the above who died Sep 6th 1911 [sic] aged 94 years

Ye on lengthy days presuming
Who on paths of pleasure tread
Saw me late in beauty blooming
Numbered now among the dead"