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Gilbertson Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 GILSON

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Gilbertson Papers

Short title: Gilbertson Papers

Dates of creation: 1764-1850, mainly 1777-1808

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 2 volumes

Name of creator(s): Gilbertson family


Administrative and biographical history: William Cobb Gilbertson (c.1768-1854), grandfather of the depositor, was born in Middlesex, but later lived at Dolclettwr in the parish of Llangynfelyn, and Cefngwyn in the parish of Elerch, both in Cardiganshire. He was appointed as an Attorney at the Court of the King's Bench in 1791. He was appointed as deputy lieutenant of Cardiganshire and a captain in the Cardiganshire battalion for Supplementary Militia in 1797, at the time of the Fishguard invasion. He became a Justice of the Peace for the same area in 1800, as well as a Commissioner, under the Income Act, for Genau'r-glyn and Llanbadarn, Cardiganshire. In 1802 he became a Commissioner for managing Stamp Duty and of the Property Act in 1803. His son, Lewis Gilbertson (1815-1896) was a cleric, and became Vice-Principal of Jesus College, Oxford; his son, the Rev. Canon Lewis Gilbertson, MA (alive 1927) was also a cleric.


Scope and content: Papers relating to ecclesiastical matters in the diocese of St David's, 1764-1808, including mandates for the admission of clergy, 1764-1805; and letters, 1781-1808; and the papers of William Cobb Gilbertson, 1779-1808, relating to his appointments to various posts in Cardiganshire; and the sword used by William Cobb Gilbertson during the raising of the militia against the French invasion of 1797.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically within NLW MSS 6203 and 6204.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: The catalogue is available online. A hard copy of the catalogue is available in the 'Handlist of NLW MSS'. The former catalogue, 'Schedule of the Gilbertson Papers' (NLW, c.1960), is also available in hard copy at NLW.
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Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Rev. Canon Lewis Gilbertson, MA, London, 1927.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of the Gilbertson Papers (NLW MSS 6203E, 6204E) (c. 1960).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: February 2003



Church management | Wales | St Davids

Church of England. | Diocese of Saint David's | Archives

Clergy | Wales | St Davids

Gilbertson, William Cobb, | ca. 1768-1854 | Archives

Personal names

Gilbertson family, of Cardiganshire

Gilbertson, William Cobb, ca. 1768-1854

Corporate names

Church in Wales | Diocese of St. Davids