ROBERTS, PETER (fl. 1578-1646), attorney and chronicler

Name: Peter Roberts
Spouse: Jane ferch David ap Lewis ap Gronw
Parent: Agnes wraig Robert ap Hywel ap Rhys
Parent: Robert ap Hywel ap Rhys
Gender: Male
Occupation: attorney and chronicler
Area of activity: History and Culture; Law; Literature and Writing
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 2 February 1577/1578, son of Robert ap Hywel ap Rhys, of Bron-yr-wylfa, near S. Asaph, and his wife Agnes - a Griffith of Gwern-eigron; he probably went to S. Asaph cathedral school. By 1599 he was notary public at S. Asaph, and in 1624 (30 June) he was appointed proctor in the bishop's court. In 1606 he married Jane, one of the daughters of David ap Lewis ap Gronw, of Meiriadog; and he lived in one of the houses on that estate till 1622, when his father left him sufficient money to build the house of Fron-goch nearby. He had a son and four daughters. The time of his death is not known, but the entries in his chronicle come down to the end of 1646. He wrote Y Cwtta Cyfarwydd, a most interesting assemblage of information about the history of the region around S. Asaph; it extends from 1607 down to 1646, and was printed in 1883 by D. R. Thomas, on whose preface the present note has been based.


Published date: 1959

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