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Brynaerau Manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BRYN

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Brynaerau Manuscripts

Short Title: Brynaerau Manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1806-1887

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.25 linear metres

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: Solomon Williams was born in 1770 and lived at Brynaerau Isa in the parish of Clynnog, Caernarfonshire. He died in 1848. All the information regarding Solomon Williams has been taken from the papers, created and gathered together by himself and members of his family. As a fairly substantial and intellectual farmer and landowner, he took an active interest in land improvement. He was also, evidently an active member of the local rural and chapel-going society. The C.M. chapel of Brynaerau stood on the land of Brynaerau Isa. His son John Solomon Williams, whose diaries are also included amongst the Brynaerau manuscripts, was born on 19 August 1836. He was evidently fairly musical, as his membership of the North Wales Choral Union proves. He died in 1877.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection of 15 items nearly all relate, or at one time belonged, to Solomon Williams of Brynaerau Isa in the parish of Clynnog, Caernarvonshire, and his family. They include commonplace books with entries by Solomon Williams, 1806-1845; account books of John Owen of Caernarfon, overseer of the poor for the parish of Clynnog, 1828-1829; maps and surveys of the estate of Solomon Williams in the parish of Clynnog 1842; diaries of the aforementioned Solomon Williams and his son John Solomon Williams, 1836-1887; and a medicine book.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Chronologically

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics made at the discretion of the archivist.

Finding aids: Catalogue at item level

Language codes: welsh and english


Accruals: None expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Lady Ifor W. Williams, Pontllyfni.


Publication note: J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families with their Collateral Branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts , (Horncastle, 1914), p. 208.


Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Church records and registers | Wales | Clynnog-fawr
Diaries | 19th century
Estate administration | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Music | Wales, North | 19th century
Personal archives | Wales | Gwynedd
Public welfare | Wales | Clynnog-fawr

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Clynnog-fawr (Wales)

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