The Fraser Roberts family of Foxhall (1821-1979)

Staff at the archive service are very pleased to announce the completion of the Foxhall catalogue (DD/F).  and you can view the full catalogue here- DD-F Foxhall

100 year old Asian butterfly amongst early 20th century letters (DD/F/42)

100 year old Asian butterfly amongst early 20th century letters (DD/F/42)

The collection consists of 355 items (16 boxes) and comprises the personal correspondence and papers of the families that were the antecedents of the Fraser Roberts family who lived at Foxhall in the parish of Henllan in the early to mid-20th century.  The collection also contains some unexpected finds such as botanical specimens including a hundred year old butterfly!

The structure of the catalogue reflects this, being arranged under the Fraser, Roberts and Griffiths families. The Fraser family were tailors and drapers originating in the Scottish Highlands, some of them settling in north Wales in the late nineteenth century. In 1898 Lily, youngest daughter of Alexander Fraser of Caernarfon married Robert H Roberts of Foxhall. Robert was the son of John Roberts, who had lived at Foxhall since 1851, and Elizabeth Griffiths, daughter of Edward Griffiths of Gwernigron, St Asaph. The correspondence of the children of Lily and R H Roberts, John, Robin and Marjorie are amongst the most recent documents in the archive.

The collection has been completed with the much appreciated support of our Monday volunteer group who helped sort the correspondence included.

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2 Responses to “The Fraser Roberts family of Foxhall (1821-1979)”

  1. Sue Griffith (nee Fraser Roberts) Says:

    I have just been shown this entry about the Fraser Roberts family. I am the daughter of Dr. John Fraser Roberts. Somehow the family tree seems to have got muddled in this short summary, though I know I worked through it with Mr Mathias when work was being done on sorting the family papers.

    John Roberts moved to Foxhall in 1851 when he married Elizabeth Griffiths, daughter of Edward Griffiths of Gwernigron, St Asaph. Their eldest son, Robert Henry Roberts ,married Lily, daughter of Alexander Fraser of Caernarvon, in 1898. Their children were John, Robert (known as Robin) and Marjorie. The Roberts family lived at Foxhall from 1851 until the end of the twentieth century.

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