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Bangor University
Pencraig Estate Accounts

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS PENC

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Pencraig Estate Accounts

Short Title: Pencraig Estate Accounts

Creation date(s): 1867-1916

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 12 items

Name of creator(s): Pencraig Estate


Administrative/Biographical history: Pencraig, an estate of 186 acres was located on the outskirts of the town of Llangefni, Anglesey. In 1867 it was owned by Sir Richard Waldie Griffith, who was descended from a branch of the Griffith family of Penrhyn, near Bangor in Gwynedd, whose members had sought their fortunes in Ireland in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. There was a strong family association with the military and many Irish intermarriages. When Sir Richard Waldie Griffith died in 1933, without issue, his interest in the Pencraig estate passed to this aunt who had married a Colonel Bramston Smith of Dublin. After their deaths, he in 1890, she in 1907, the estate passed to their daughters, the elder who had married a Lieutenant Colonel Phibbs of the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the younger who had married a Captain Newman of Cork. By 1916 the estate seems to have been in the possession of Mr H.T. Daniell of London, who was married to Mrs Phibbs' daughter Maude. The estate was put up for sale in 1952 and is the site of Pencraig housing estate and a third level college, known as Coleg Pencraig (a constituent college of Coleg Menai, Bangor).


Scope and content/abstract: Material consists of twelve account books for the Pencraig estate, dating from 1867 to 1916.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Refer to repository

Conditions governing reproduction: Open to all users

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 4575-4586


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: A collection level description of the Lligwy Papers is available on the HE Archives Hub .


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, November 2001.

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

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

Account books | Wales | Anglesey
Estate administration | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Griffith , Richard Waldie

Corporate names
Pencraig Estate (Anglesey, Wales)

Llangefni (Wales)

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