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Jesus College, Oxford, Anglesey estates, records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WD7

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Jesus College, Oxford, Estates in Anglesey, Records

Short Title: Jesus College, Oxford, Anglesey estates, records

Creation date(s): 1607-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.116 cubic metres (204 items)

Name of creator(s): Jesus College, Oxford


Administrative/Biographical history: Jesus College, Oxford, was founded in 1571; many of its early benefactors were Welsh, and by 1600 most of the student body came from Wales. In 1609 Henry Rowlands (1551-1616), Bishop of Bangor, presented Jesus College with two farms, Tythin-yr-Onnen and Tythin David, in the parish of Llangwyllog, Anglesey, to support two College Fellowships. The farms were later amalgamated as Tyn-yr-Onnen (or Tynyronen), leased to Anglesey County Council in 1920, and sold to them in 1954 for £8,150. In 1648, Rice Gwynne, heir of the late Thomas Gwynne, fulfilled the latter's wish by presenting the College with the impropriate Rectory of Holyhead, Anglesey, incorporating the curacies of Bodedern, Llandrygarn and Bodwrog. The gift provided livings for successive College Fellows and also brought an income of £100 a year from rents. The College's urban property in Holyhead was in Cambrian Terrace, Boston Street and land at the rear of Newry Fawr Street, Cambria Street, part of Craig Hyfryd, Porthyfelin Road and South Stack Road, most of which was sold between 1924 and 1986.


Scope and content/abstract: Deeds and other documents relating to Tyn-yr-Onnen farm, Llangwyllog, 1607-1922; correspondence between Jesus College and Anglesey County Council relating to Tyn-yr-Onnen, 1948-1955; deeds and other documents relating to the impropriate rectory of Holyhead, 1635-1868; agents' accounts, Holyhead tithe rentals and related correspondence, 1811-[1889]; bills, vouchers and correspondence relating to Holyhead Rectory, 1814-1873; correspondence and other papers relating to Church restoration, permanent endowment of Holyhead Rectory, pew disputes, and petition of more than 3,000 inhabitants for the Rev. Robert Price as new vicar, [c. 1890], and other local matters, [1786], 1818-1895; deeds and other papers relating to the development and sale of town properties belonging to the College, 1851-1970; and a list of documents transferred to the Anglesey County Record Office and those retained by Jesus College, 1999.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Tyn-yr-Onnen, Eiriannell, Llangwyllog; impropriate Rectory of Holyhead; papers relating to Church restoration and permanent endowment of Holyhead Rectory; the development of town properties belonging to the College and additional deposit.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The records were held by Jesus College, Oxford.

Immediate source of acquisition: [Transferred from Jesus College, Oxford, 1999]



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used to compile this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Jesus College, Oxford, Estates in Anglesey catalogue; Jesus College history, Jesus College Oxford Homepage (, viewed June 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003 Amended February 2008

Church of England | Benefices | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Jesus College (University of Oxford) | Archives
Land development | Wales | Anglesey
Tithes | Wales | Anglesey

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Jesus College (University of Oxford)

Anglesey (Wales)
Holyhead (Wales)
Llangwyllog (Wales)

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