Gruffydd AP ROBERT of Sygyn
Evan LLOYD of Rhiwgoch, Gent.
(Abt 1613-1690)
Robert GRIFFITH of Sygyn, Gent.
Margaret LLOYD of Rhiwgoch
Griffith ROBERTS of Rhiwgoch, Gent.


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Griffith ROBERTS of Rhiwgoch, Gent. 1

  • Married: 1688/9 2
  • Died: Between 16 Dec 1725 and 17 Mar 1726, Rhiwgoch, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales

  Research Notes:

eldest son 1


Named as a beneficiary and co-executor of the Will of his maternal grandfather Evan Lloyd of Rhiwgoch, Gent. (written 1686, proved 1692).

Griffith Roberts was a witness to the Will of Thomas Jones of Orsedd las in Trawsfynydd, Gent. (written 1690).

Named as a beneficiary in his mother's Will (written 1691), receiving a feather bed with its appurtenances, her largest brass pot and her largest pan.

Griffith Roberts of Rhiwgoch was one of the overseers of the Will of his cousin David Lloyd of Hendre fawr in Trawsfynydd, Gent. (1700).

Granted Administration of the personal estate of his aunt Catherine Lloyd of Friog in the Parish of Llanfachreth, widow (1701), as guardian of the executor, Robert Roberts, a minor and youngest son of the said Catherine.

Griffith Roberts was one of the overseers of the Will of his cousin Robert Nanney of Cefn Deuddwr, Gent. (1718).

In the Will of John Lewis of Rhiw in co. Caernarvon, Gent. (written 1719), Griffith Roberts of Rhiw goch, Gent. is named as having been part of an Indenture quadripartite dated 28 Mar 1718. 3


Abstract of the Will of Griffith Roberts of Rhiw Goch in the Parish of Trawsfynydd and County of Merioneth, Gentleman, written 16 Dec 1725, proved 17 Mar 1726. 4

Gives and bequeaths to his son and heir Griffith Roberts his gold signet and silver tankard.

Gives and bequeaths £31 to his son John Roberts as well as an additional £9 to discharge a debt which he contracted in London if it isn't paid before his death.

Gives and bequeaths 20 shillings to his daughter Roberts of Blaen y ddol to buy her a ring.

Gives and bequeaths 20 shillings to his daughter Catherine to buy her a ring.

Gives and bequeaths 20 shillings to his daughter Anne Roberts to buy her a ring.

Gives and bequeaths £60 to his daughter Mary Roberts.

Gives and bequeaths half a guinea each to his grandchildren David Lloyd and Jane Lewis.

All the rest and residue of his personal estate he gives and bequeaths to his daughter Jane Roberts whom he makes the sole Executrix of his last will and testament.

Nominates and appoints his said son Griffith Roberts, his son-in-law Griffith Price of Corsgarnedd, his cousin John Lloyd of Brin Hîr, and his cousin Robert Roberts of Bryn Ysgyboria as Overseers of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: Robert Lloyd, Robert Roberts, John Morgan

On 11 Feb 1725/6 an inventory of the goods, cattle, chattels and credits of Griffith Roberts of Rhiw Goch in the County of Merioneth, Gent., deceased, was taken by William Williams, yeoman, and Silvanus Roberts, yeoman, and valued to £813 10s. 04d.

  Marriage Information:

Griffith married Jane GLYNNE, daughter of John GLYNNE of Dinam, in 1688/9. (Jane GLYNNE died before 16 Dec 1725.)


1 Pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarvonshire families with their Collateral Branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts, John Edwards Griffith, F.L.S., F.R.A.S., 1914, Sygyn in Nanmor, p. 220.

2 Year of marriage estimated from the earliest entry in the Trawsfynydd Parish Register for baptisms (BTs): Margaretta filia Griffini Rob'ts et Jana (late 1689, day and month illegible). Margaret Roberts was named as a beneficiary in the Will of her grandmother Margaret Lloyd of Rhiwgoch (written 1691).

3 The son and heir of John Lewis of Rhiw, Gent., Maurice Lewis, married Griffith's daughter Elizabeth. Their only child, Jane Lewis, is named in Griffith's Will. Jane's mother, Elizabeth Roberts, is not named in his Will, and was therefore most likely deceased. John Lewis's daughter, Anne Lewis, married Griffith's kinsman Robert Wynne of Llanbedr, Clerk. Robert's father, Robert Wynne of Maes-y-Neuadd, Esq., is named as 'cousin' in the Will of Griffith's maternal grandfather, Evan Lloyd of Rhiwgoch.

4 B / 1726 / 67 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales. 'Daughter Roberts of Blaen y ddol' was Griffith's daughter-in-law, Magdalen, daughter of John Lloyd of Blaen y ddol in the Parish of Corwen, and wife of Griffith's eldest son Griffith. Son-in-law Griffith Price of Corsgarnedd was the husband of his daughter Catherine.

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