Document referenceD1015
Level of description Fonds
TitleWilliams family of Cwmtillery and Hughesovka Papers
BackgroundWilliam Williams of Troedyrhiw, son of John Williams was born c1835. In 1861 he is recorded on the census as a mill agent (iron works) living in Glyntaff Road, Merthyr Tydifl. By 1871 the family had moved to Bedwellty, and William was recorded as a stocktaker. In 1872 William went out to Hughesovka where he held 'an important position' until he returned to live with his son, John T Williams at Cwmtillery. It is not clear whether any family travelled to Hughesovka with him. William Williams died in 1915, a year before his son John T Williams' passing in 1916. John Thomas Williams was born in 1858 and married Bessie Parminter of Bridgwater in 1888. Working as a surface manager at Blaina, he moved to Cwmtillery colliery c1889, eventually becoming commercial manager of the Cwmtillery Collieries by his death. John and Bessie had three children, John, May and Meta, and on his death John left £14,676 5s 9d to Bessie.
DescriptionPhotograph album showing the Hughesovka works, originating from William Williams, father of John T Williams. Copy photograph of group of men taken at Hughesovka by Mr McLaren, 1896. Copy of John T Williams' obituary, South Wales Gazette, 1916.
Extent1 volume, 2 papers
AppraisalAll records which meet the collection policy of Glamorgan Archives have been retained.
Source of AcquisitionDonated by the great-grandson of John T Williams, Sep 2013.
Finding AidsA detailed catalogue is available at Glamorgan Archives.
Related materialOther material relating to the Hughesovka Works and the families who moved there can be found under Glamorgan Archives reference HRA/.
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