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Bangor University
Diaries of Rev. William Morgan and Register of Holyhead Baptist Chapel

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WM

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Diaries of Rev. William Morgan and Register of Holyhead Baptist Chapel

Short Title: Diaries of Rev. William Morgan and Register of Holyhead Baptist Chapel

Creation date(s): 1825 - 1868

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 5 items

Name of creator(s): Rev William Morgan

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Rev William Morgan, Baptist minister, served at Bethel Baptist Chapel in Holyhead, Anglesey from 1824 until 1872. He is said to have been an excellent and popular preacher who lived at a time when the spiritual condition of the Baptists of Anglesey was quite dire. Quarrels were common, chapels had large debts and too much independence. He had little sympathy towards new causes in Holyhead, independent of the mother chapel, and as a result the Baptists had little chance for expansion in the town.
Early in March 1865, William Morgan had a stroke, the effects of which can be seen through his handwriting. He died in 1872.
The memoir of William Morgan was written by Rev William Price of Holyhead and published in1888 under the title Cofiant y diweddar Barch. W. Morgan, D. D.,Caergybi

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Four diaries dating from 1833-1868 and the register of Bethel Baptist Chapel, Holyhead, Anglesey, 1825-1861.
Diaries are full of contemplative thoughts of a Puritanical nature. There are references to Christmas Evans and other religious figures such as John Lewis, Llanllibio. Also, entries relating to the Temperance Society, visits to Scotland and Ireland in1835 to collect money to pay the debts of Bethel Baptist Chapel, quarrels and debates, and the 1859 religious revival and its effects on Holyhead.
The chapel register, is written in the hand of William Morgan, and records such events as baptisms, deaths and the expelling of members from the chapel (with reasons). Once again, the effect of the 1859 religious revival is evident in the increase in number of chapel members.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and chronologically 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: A detailed item level catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2335-2339

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Presented by Rev. E. Pritchard, Holyhead Anglesey in 1937.

ALLIED MATERIALS

Publication note: Price W., Cofiant y diweddar Barch. W. Morgan, D. D.,Caergybi (1888)

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Baptists | Wales | Clergy
Holyhead (Wales) | Religion

Personal names
Evans , Christmas , 1766-1838
Lewis , John , 1827-1915 , of Llanllibio
Morgan , William , 1801-1872

Corporate names
Capel Bethel (Holyhead, Wales)

Places
Holyhead (Wales)

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