Friday, 8 February 2013

A Very Victorian Marriage

Robert David Roberts married Elizabeth Jones the niece of his business partner David Jones - in 1867.  She looks a bit fierce in this picture.

They had four sons – all of whom eventually joined their father in the company business - and two daughters – Elizabeth and Christiana.  Christiana, his youngest child, inherited Bron-y-Graig and lived here till her death in 1975. 
This is just a summary of the detailed family history of the Roberts, written in 2004 by Kenneth Hughes, Christiana’s nephew.  On Kenneth Hughes’ death his research papers came to Bron-y-Graig, and I am indebted to him for the archive documents - all the originals are available for any visitor to Edge House. 

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