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Bangor University
Papers of John Williams, Lodwig Villa

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS JNW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of John Williams, Lodwig Villa

Short Title: Papers of John Williams, Lodwig Villa

Creation date(s): 1896 January 30 - 1903 September 3

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): John Williams


Administrative/Biographical history: John Williams (1817-1907), of Lodwig villa, Bangor, north Wales, was a well-known character locally, especially within the Wesleyan Circuit. He was born in Beaumaris, Anglesey in 1817. At the age of 16 he went to work for his brother in law, William Rowlands, a Bangor coachbuilder. At that time he attended Horeb chapel, the only Welsh Wesleyan chapel in Bangor. Throughout his life he was a loyal member of the Wesleyan Circuit in Bangor and contributed generously to the ministry at St Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, Bangor. His first wife died in 1880, and in 1881 he married a Mrs Evans, widow of Evan Evans of Erw Fair, Bangor. She died in 1895.
John Williams died on July 23, 1907 at the age of 90, following a long illness. A funeral service was held at St Paul's and he was buried at Glanadda cemetery.


Scope and content/abstract: This collection consists of the last will and testament of John Williams, dated January 30, 1896; three codicils dated June 26, 1896; April 13, 1898; September 3, 1903. The will includes bequests to relatives and Wesleyan causes in Bangor.


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: 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 Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5270-5273


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

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

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

Benefactors | Wales, North
Methodist Church | Wales, North
Wills | Wales, North

Personal names
Williams , John , 1817-1907

Corporate names
St. Paul (Church : Bangor, Wales)

Bangor (Wales)

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