GB 0210 GILSON
- 1764-1850, mainly 1777-1808 / (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Rev. Canon Lewis Gilbertson, MA, London, 1927.
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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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..
Accruals are not expected.
System of arrangement
Arranged chronologically within NLW MSS 6203 and 6204.
Conditions of access and use area
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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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Title supplied from contents of fonds.
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Description control area
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales
Rules and/or conventions used
Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH
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Dates of creation revision deletion
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).