Robert ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent.
(-Aft 1753)
David ROBERTS of Goppa, Gent.
(Abt 1722-1763)
(Abt 1749-1826)


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Rev. Robert ANWYL of Criccieth


  • Born: 1749, Goppa, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales
  • Christened: 25 Jul 1749, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married: 13 Apr 1779, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 2
  • Died: 25 Jul 1826, Dolgelley, Merioneth, Wales
  • Buried: 29 Jul 1826, Tal-y-Llyn St. Marys, Merioneth, Wales 3

  Research Notes:

Elin of David Roberts Gent: & Barbara his wife, of Goppa (baptismal record)


Ellinor is named in her mother's Will (written 1788) as already married and to whom her mother gave £200 on her marriage.


After her husband's death, Mrs. Anwyl settled at Hengae, with her brother-in-law John Anwyl, where she brought up her children. On the death of [her son] Robert Anwyl in 1819, she removed to Doluwchegryd, Dolgelley.... 5

Eleanor outlived all her children.


Elianor Anwyl of Hengae died aged 77 years (burial record).

Abstract of the Will of Ellin Anwyl of Hengae, Widow, written 31 Dec 1825, proved 30 Oct 1826, probate granted 4 Nov 1826. 4

- Gives and devises unto her nephews Rice Anwyl of Manchester in the county of Lancaster Esquire* and Thomas Anwyl of Vron in county Merioneth* all her capital messuage, a mansion house called Hengae with the demesnes and other lands belonging thereto in the Parish of Tal y llyn

- Declares her said capital and other messuages, mills, lands, hereditaments and real estates with the appurtenances shall be in Trust for her sister Jane Roberts and her assigns during the term of her natural life.

- Declares that immediately after the decease of her sister Jane Roberts the said messuages e.t.c. shall remain in trust to Lewis Anwyl of Vron, second son of the said Thomas Anwyl

- Gives and bequeaths the surplus, if any, of her personal estate and effects to her sister Jane Roberts

- Declares that immediately after the decease of her sister Jane Roberts the surplus, if any, of her personal estate and effects will be bequeathed to the said Lewis Anwyl

- Gives and bequeaths £100 to her nephew David Anwyl of Bala Esquire.*

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to her nephew Rice Anwyl.

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to her nephew Colonel Anwyl.

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to the said Thomas Anwyl.

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to Mrs. Anwyl of the Priory Isle of Wight.

- Gives and bequeaths 19 guineas to Mr. Humphrey Owen of Egryn and £10 each to his daughters Catherine Anwyl and Ellin Anwyl.

- Gives and bequeaths £10 to Edward Owen of Dolfanog.

- Gives and bequeaths £100 to Mrs. Penson eldest daughter of the Reverend William Anwyl late of Cheserdine - Clerk deceased.

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to Mrs. Butter youngest daughter of the said William Anwyl.

- Gives and bequeaths £50 to her nephew the Reverend Robert Roberts of Bryn morfidd Clerk.

- Nominates and appoints her sister Jane Roberts as sole Executrix of her last Will and Testament.


Witnesses: David Evans of Dolgelley, Wm. Williams, attorney, of Dolgelley, . . . . . . . Jones, his clerk

An inventory of the goods, chattels and effects of Ellen Anwyl of Hengae in the parish of Talyllyn in the county of Merioneth, widow, who resided some years previous to her death at Doluwchegryd in the parish of Dolgelley in the said county with her sister Miss Roberts, was taken 28 Oct 1826 by Rees Owen and Wm. Williams and valued at £324 3s. 6d.


* Nephews Rice Anwyl of Manchester, Lancs., Esq., Thomas Anwyl of Vron Merioneth and David Anwyl of Bala, Esq. were brothers, sons of Rice Anwyl, Rector of Llancyil, and Margaret Roberts, who was Eleanor's sister.

  Marriage Information:

Eleanor married Robert ANWYL of of Criccieth, son of William ANWYL of Hengae, Gent. and Catherine VAUGHAN, on 13 Apr 1779 in Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales. (Robert ANWYL was christened on 18 Sep 1727 in Tal-y-Llyn, Merioneth, Wales and was buried on 9 Jun 1789 in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, Wales.)

  Marriage Notes:

Robert Anwyl, clerk, of Cricieth, Caernarfonshire, to Eleanor Roberts. Marriage at Trawfynydd Merioneth. 2


1 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Marriage Bond, Bangor B 16/115.

3 Talyllyn Parish Registers, Burials, p. 17, no. 131.

4 B / 1826 / 161 / W, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

5 File 8: P. H. (Philip Hugh) Lawson, Pedigrees, genealogical notes, and extracts relating to the Anwyl family of Hengae, parish of Tal-y-llyn, co Mer., Anwyl of Hengae, p. 58, held at The National Library of Wales (Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru).

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