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Aberdyfi crew lists

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DAI

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Crew lists re. Aberdyfi - Records of the Registrar General of Shipping

Short Title: Aberdyfi crew lists

Creation date(s): 1863-1913

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Aberystwyth Port of Registry


Administrative/Biographical history: General registration of ships began in the 18th century, when all ships with a deck and burden of more than 15 tons had to be registered with the Customs and Excise at their homeport. Many ships were registered in the port of Aberystwyth, which encompassed all the smaller ports in Cardiganshire north of Newport, Pembrokeshire, and in the southern part of Merionethshire, including the port of Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).


Scope and content/abstract: Crew lists, merchant ships' agreements and official logbooks of ships connected to Aberdyfi, registered at Aberystwyth, 1863-1913.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged by ship

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records transferred to Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records came into the care of the Public Record Office.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Pre-1860 agreements and crew lists are National Archives, BT 98. A 10% sample of post-1861 records is National Archives, BT 99. A further 10% sample is in the National Maritime Museum. Further records of Aberystwyth Port are Ceredigion Archives, Cardiganshire Shipping Records and National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth Shipping, 1863-1913. Aberystwyth Shipping, 1863-1913.


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 Meirionnydd Archives, Crew Lists etc. Aberdyfi, catalogue; Maritime Records, Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 6 December 2004.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: December 2004

Harbours | Wales | Aberdyfi
Harbours | Wales | Aberystwyth
Sailors | Wales, North,
Ship registers | Wales | Aberdyfi
Shipping | Wales | Aberdyfi
Ships | Wales | Aberdyfi

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

Aberdyfi (Wales)

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