Evan LLOYD of Rhiwgoch, Gent.
(Abt 1613-1690)
Robert THOMAS of Trawsfynydd, Gent.
Catherine LLOYD of Friog
Robert ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent.


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Robert ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent.

  • Christened: 7 Nov 1686, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married: Between 1710 and 1720
  • Died: Before 17 Jan 1759, Goppa, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales

  Research Notes:

Youngest son, bequeathed £40 in his father's Will (1692) along with an additional £10 out of his father's lands and tenements.

Residuary legatee and sole executor of his mother's Will (1701). Robert was still a minor and was placed under the guardianship of his cousin Griffith Roberts of Rhiwgoch, gent.


Abstract of the Will of Robert Roberts of Goppa in the Parish of Trawsfynydd in the County of Merioneth, written 5 Feb 1753, proved 17 Jan 1759. 2

Gives and bequeaths £800 to his eldest son Robert Roberts, due to the testator by mortgage with Robert Parry of Pullhailog, Esq.*, directing that his said eldest son will pay his mother a moiety of the interest of the said £800.

Gives and bequeaths to his second son David Roberts a lease executed to the testator by Humphrey Parry Esq.* deceased, in as ample a measure as specified in the articles of his marriage, such that he gives and bequeaths to his wife that part of the house in Goppa he currently lives in, along with its appurtenances and furniture.

Gives and bequeaths £500 to his youngest son William Roberts, due to the testator from Owen Holland Esq., out of which William will be liable to pay his brother Robert £100.

Gives and bequeaths £12 to the poor of Trawsfynydd.

Gives and bequeaths to his nephews Rees Thomas and Richard Roberts all his wearing apparel and £5 each.

Gives and bequeaths to his said son Robert Roberts a mortgage due to the testator of £240, Robert being then liable to pay to his brother David the sum of £100.

All the rest and residue of his personal estate he gives and bequeaths to his son Robert Roberts whom he constitutes and appoints sole executor of his last will and testament.


Witnesses: Nicholas Humphreys, William Humphreys


* Robert Parry Esq. of Pullhailog / Pwllalog / Pwll Halawg in Flintshire (1723-1759) was the second son of "Humphrey Parry of Pwll Halawg, Llanrhaiadr Hall, Plâs yn Ddôl, Craflwyn, Meillionen, etc., and Llwyn Yn, Havod y Bwch, Hendref Fawr, Plâs Newydd, etc..., born 1686. He was High Sheriff for co. Denbigh in 1735, and for co. Flint in 1736 ; died 1744, aged fifty-eight, and was buried at Cwm." 3 "Maurice Jones of Ddôl and Llanrhaiadr, who died 1702," in his last will and testament devised to his first-cousin, "Humphrey Parry of Pwll Halawg, Esq.," various manors and estates, including Goppa and Tyddin y Sais in Trawsfynydd. Robert Parry of Pwllalog, Esq., became J.P. for Merioneth until his death in 1759.

As to the matter of the identity of Robert Robert's wife, who remains unnamed throughout his will, her name appears to have been Catherine. Of the names of Robert's three sons, only the name of his youngest son, William, survives in the parish register, baptised in Trawsfynydd 5 Feb 1724/5: Gulielmus filius Roberti Robert & Catherinæ ux. ejus.

  Marriage Information:

Robert married Catherine between 1710 and 1720.


1 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 B / 1759 / 31 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales. Nicholas Humphreys who witnessed Robert's Will, was the son of Humphrey Nicholas of Goppa Gent. who was the husband of Robert's sister Dorothy. William Humphreys was Nicholas Humphrey's son.

3 The History of The Princes, The Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog and the ancient lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, by J. Y. W. Lloyd, of Clochfaen, Esq., M.A., K.S.G., London, 1885, Vol. V., pp. 217, 219.

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