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Bangor University
Peckover, Burrill and Owen Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PECK

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Peckover, Burrill and Owen Papers

Short Title: Peckover, Burrill and Owen Papers

Creation date(s): 1821-1975

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 57 items

Name of creator(s): Agents of Marquess of Anglesey, mining employees and consultants.


Administrative/Biographical history: Peckover, Burrill and Owen of High Street, Bangor acted as land agents for the Marquess of Anglesey in north Wales. This collection relates mainly to copper mining in the parish of Amlwch, Anglesey, in particular at the Parys Mountain and Mona mines owned by the Marquess.
Henry Bayly (1744-1812), 9th Baron Paget and heir of Sir Nicholas Bayly formed the Mona Mine Company in 1785 together with Thomas Williams of Llanidan (1737-1802), to work the rich deposits of copper discovered on the eastern side of Parys Mountain, near Amlwch in 1762. He also owned half of the Parys Mine Company. Henry was succeeded by his eldest son, Henry William Paget (1768-1854) who was created first Marquess of Anglesey in 1814 as a reward for his military achievements at Waterloo, where he lost a leg.
The mine was worked intensively from about 1768 until it began to decline around 1850. This decline of the Anglesey copper industry accelerated during the second half of the nineteenth century, until the mines and smelting works were closed down.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of material relating mainly to copper mining at Parys Mountain and the Amlwch area of Anglesey. It includes plans, maps, sales particulars, correspondence, reports and other miscellaneous documents relating to the mining business and to land at Caernarfon, Llandudno, Conwy and Anglesey.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged according to type, in chronological order and 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: Item level word-processed list is available at the Department of Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 31584-31685

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: For related material held at the Department of Manuscripts, University of Wales, Bangor, see descriptions for Mona Mine Records, Plas Newydd Manuscripts, and Gaiety Theatre, Anglesey at HE Archives Hub , reference numbers GB 0222 MONA, GB 0222 PN, GB 0222 BMSS GAI .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, September 2001

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

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

Anglesey (Wales) | Maps
Anglesey (Wales) | Maps | 19th century
Mines and mineral resources | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Anglesey , Henry William Paget , 1768-1854 , Marquis of
Paget , Henry Bayly , 1744-1812 , Earl of Uxbridge
Williams , Thomas , 1737-1802

Corporate names
Peckover, Burrill and Owen, | land agents

Amlwch (Wales)
Caernarfon (Wales)
Conwy (Wales)
Llandudno (Wales)

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