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Anglesey Archives
Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Beaumaris, Anglesey), records

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDB

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Beaumaris, Anglesey) Records

Short Title: Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Beaumaris, Anglesey), records

Creation date(s): 1863-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.901 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Port of Beaumaris

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: On Anglesey, the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen recorded merchant ships registered at the port of Beaumaris. Crew lists note the tonnage, owner and master of each ship, destination of voyages, occasional details of cargoes and the names, age, place of birth and wages of each crew member. The Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen was established by the Merchant Shipping Act 1872, when the Registrar General of Seamen took over responsibility for returns relating to the registration of ships from the Board of Customs' Chief Registrar of Shipping. Beaumaris was the principal port of North Wales until the Port of Caernarfon was established and in the second half of the 19th century was home to around 250 vessels. Many of these were involved in the transport of goods, importing coal and timber and exporting copper and other ores, slate and marble.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen for the port of Beaumaris, Anglesey, 1863-1913, comprising mainly crew lists and log books.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by name of ship

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. Copies held in the National Library of Wales 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.

Language codes: eng

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to the Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The Public Record Office retained a 10% sample for each year. Records for the year 1865 and all other years ending in the digit 5 were transferred to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

Immediate source of acquisition: Transferred from the Public Record Office per Keeper of the Public Records.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: Further material is at the Public Record Office, BT 107-111, 162-163, 340 and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Details of ship tolls and deeds are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Port of Beamaris Customs and Excise Records; registers of ships are in Archifdy Caernarfon.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Anglesey); GENUKI: Anglesey website (www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/AGY/), viewed 4 July 2003.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2003


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Harbours | Wales | Beaumaris
Merchant mariners | Wales | Beaumaris
Merchant ships | Wales | Beaumaris
Ship registers | Wales | Beaumaris

Personal names

Corporate names
Great Britain | General Register and Record Office of Shipping and Seamen

Places
Anglesey (Wales)
Beaumaris (Wales)

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