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Bangor University
Caera Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 CA

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Caera Papers

Short Title: Caera Papers

Creation date(s): 1663-1928

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 0.5 linear metres

Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history: A collection of papers relating to the Owen family of Caera, which was situated in the parish of Llanfair-yng- Nghornwy in Anglesey. The Owens were substantial farmers and stout Anglicans, allied to the Owens of Rhiwlas near Pentraeth in Anglesey. One family member, John Owen, became the Rector of Llaneilian in Anglesey from 1837 to his death in 1870; and another, the Rev. Thomas Owen, who died in 1812 was a fellow of the Queen's College Oxford. From 1902-1930, the last direct descendant of the branch, Miss Mary Hester Owen, farmed Caera.


Scope and content/abstract: A collection of 74 items relating to various members of the Owen family and the administration of the estate. The papers include copies of wills of members of the Caera and Gadlys families, 1823-38; diaries of the Rev. Thomas Owen of Upton Scudamore, Wilts. (and Rhiwlas), 1807-11, and of Owen Owen of Caera, 1822-38; documents concerning the school and college days of John and Owen, sons of Owen Owen of Caera, 1811-15; account books relating to labourers and servants at Caera, 1839-86; stock accounts and balance sheets, 1890-94; rate books, 1863-5; overseers' accounts, 1877-88; and other papers relating to the parish of Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy; deeds pertaining to the Llanfihangel Estate, 1821-75; maps and plans of lands in the parishes of Llaneilian, Llanfachraeth, Llanfihangel, Llansadwrn, Llanfaelog, Llangristiolus, Llanidan, Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy and Penmon, 1802-1919; tithe receipts and accounts, Llaneilian, Coedana and Rhosbeirio, 1836-70; letters and papers concerning Pensarn National School, 1834-644; vestry book of the parish of Llaneilian, 1838-52; deeds relating to Porth Eilian, Craig Lwyd, etc. in Llaneilian, 1663-1854; and notes of sermons preached by the Rev. Thomas Owen of Upton Scudamore and the Rev. John Owen of Llaneilian.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Chronological and by record type mainly

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: Catalogue at item level.

Language codes: english and welsh.


Accruals: None expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: The papers were purchased at the sale of the Caera Estate in May 1930.


Publication note: J. E. Griffith, Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families; with their Collateral Branches in Denbighshire, Merionethshire and other parts , (Horncastle, 1914), pp. 74 and 146.


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 | Llaneilian
Church records and registers | Wales | Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy
Estate administration | Wales | Anglesey
Personal archives | Wales | Anglesey
Tithes | Wales | Anglesey
Tithes | Wales | Coedana
Tithes | Wales | Llaneilian

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