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Bangor University
Gyffin Parish Account Book

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GPA

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gyffin Parish Account Book

Short Title: Gyffin Parish Account Book

Creation date(s): 1818-1873

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Gyffin Parish Officials


Administrative/Biographical history: Gyffin parish vestry in Caernarfonshire was an important instrument of local government in the nineteenth century, particularly the specially chosen group of parishioners known as the select vestry. This group, which managed parish affairs, had responsibility for ecclesiastical matters and for certain areas of civil government which included dealing with the poor of the parish, law and order issues, public health, highways and education. Vestry powers included collection and allocation of rates and appointment of parish officials such as overseers of the poor, constables, surveyors of highways and churchwardens.
The overseers of the poor were appointed annually and expected to perform various administrative duties mainly connected with the relief of the poor.


Scope and content/abstract: An account book of the overseers of the parish of Gyffin, Caernarfonshire from 1825-1873 which includes tables of disbursements and payments, details of levying of assessments, collections of arrears and incidences of litigation. Also, vestry resolutions for 1839 and further accounts which touch upon cases of migration and settlement.


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System of arrangement: Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions governing access: Open to all users.

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

Finding aids: A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 403

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Simpson, March 2004.

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

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

Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Gyffin
Poor laws | Wales | Conwy | Administration

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