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David ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent.


  • Married: 22 Feb 1744, Ffestiniog, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Buried: 9 Mar 1802, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 2

  Research Notes:

Abstract of the Will of Barbara Roberts of Goppa in the Parish of Trawsfynydd in the County of Merioneth, Widow, written 14 Feb 1788, proved 18 Mar 1802. 3

Refers to an Indenture of Settlement made long ago and now in the custody of her son, the Reverend Robert Roberts, Clerk, Vicar of Llanhaidr Dyffryn Clwyd in the county of Denbigh, in which she reserved a power to herself in the sum of £900 for the benefit of her younger children and for other matters. In this context she notes that two of her younger children, Catherine and Anne Roberts, spinsters, are already deceased, and that her eldest daughters, Margaret and Ellinor, are now married, and to whom she has already given £200 each out the said £900.

Gives and bequeaths £300 to her youngest daughter Jane Roberts, to whom she also all her household stuff, furniture and stock in Goppa House and upon the farm.

Nominates and appoints her said son Robert Roberts, Clerk, sole executor and residuary legatee of her last will and testament.


Witnesses: Edward Anwyl of Dol-----d
Robert Roberts, tenant of Goppa
Margaret Lloyd of Brynllefrith


Advises that she is entitled to distribute the portions of the said £900 which were to be the shares of her deceased daughters Catherine and Anne, left to them by the Will of her brother-in-law the Reverend Mr. Roberts of Llanrhaiad'r Dyffryn Clwyd in the county of Denbigh, deceased, payable upon the death of his widow Mrs. Roberts. As such she directs that it be equally divided between her legal representatives.

  Marriage Information:

Barbara married David ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent., son of Robert ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent. and Catherine, on 22 Feb 1744 in Ffestiniog, Merioneth, Wales. (David ROBERTS was born about 1722 in Goppa, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales was buried on 15 Feb 1763 in Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales.)


1 Ffestiniog Parish Registers, Marriages.

2 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers, Burials.

3 B / 1802 / 157 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

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