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Bangor University
William Dew & Sons, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS DEW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers of William Dew & Sons

Short Title: William Dew & Sons, papers

Creation date(s): 1848-1906

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 54 items

Name of creator(s): William Dew & Sons


Administrative/Biographical history: The firm of William Dew & Sons, auctioneers, valuers and surveyors was based at Bangor and Conwy in north Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises: (Item numbers: 25929-25957) cash book of William Dew as surveyor and auctioneer, and as proprietor of the British Hotel, Bangor, 1848-1861; cash book recording sale transactions, 1859-1864; bundle of correspondence between William Dew, William Bell (Parliamentary agent) and Colonel E.D.G. Pennant, relating to the Bangor and Llanberis railway, 1863-1871; papers relating to the Corris Railway and lands etc in counties Caernarfonshire, Meirioneth, Denbighshire, and Shropshire, 1864-1869; recognizance entered into by William Dew regarding sale of land in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Montgomeryshire, 1868; inventory and valuation of property at Bryn y Neuadd, Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire, 1876-1882; bundle of correspondence relating to Baron Hill wine sale, 1884; correspondence, stud book and other papers relating to Bangor Dog and Poultry Show, 1885; papers relating to proposed sale of Kinmel Estate, Denbighshire, 1890; particulars of freehold farms called Tan y Dinas and Ty Du, in the parish of Llanfihangel Dinsylwy, and Tan y Coed in the parish of Llaniestyn, to be sold by Lady Neave to Sir Richard H. Williams Bulkeley, including some correspondence, 1895; papers relating to a controversy between W. Horton, J.P. and Colwyn Bay District Council concerning sewers and sewerage proposals, 1902-1904; photograph and papers relating to sale of Anglesey Castle, and Beaudesert orchestrion, 1904-1905; valuation of contents of Bodlondeb, near Bangor, 1906; particulars of farms in the parishes of Llanynghenedl, Llanllibio, Penmynydd, Llanddyfnan, Llandyfrydog, Bodwrog, Llanwenllwyfo, Llangwyllog, Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy and Llanrhuddlad, giving tenants' names, acreages and annual rents, no date; (Item numbers: 26903-26926) papers relating to sale of Hafod Las Quarry, Caernarfon, 1855-1862; abstract of title of Nevin Granite Quarry Ltd to property on Nefyn Mountain with map attached, 1866; valuation of properties near Holyhead railway station relating to the London and North Western Railway Company, 1866; particulars relating to Treborth estate, 1867; material relating to exchange of lands in parishes of Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll and Llansadwrn, Anglesey in connection with the will of Henry William Paget, Marquess of Anglesey, 1870; report on the Ty'n y Fach slate property at Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, 1876; papers relating to the Colwyn Bay Water Company, 1878-1879; transcript of examination by Welsh Land Commission, Llangefni sitting, 1893; account of labour and gardeners pay list relating to Plas Newydd Estate, 1897-1899; account of expenditure by Anglesey County Council on Beaumaris Road, 1901; sale map of Royal Goat Hotel, Beddgelert, Caernarfonshire, 1903; notices to owners, lessees and occupiers relating to acquisition of land for the extension to North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, 1903; notices to owners etc relating to acquisition of land for Porthmadog, Beddgelert and South Snowdon Railway, 1904; (Item numbers: 31484-31485) cash book relating to Anglesey Castle sale, 1904; bill book, general, 1904.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, 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: 25929-25957, 26903-26926, 31484-31485


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 2002.

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

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

Farms | Wales | Anglesey
Railways | Great Britain
Railways | Wales | Gwynedd
Sewerage | Wales | Gwynedd
Vendors and purchasers | Wales, North
Vendors and purchasers | Wales, north | 19th century

Personal names
Dew , William , Auctioneer

Corporate names
Bangor Dog and Poultry Show | 1885
Bangor and Llanberis Railway
Bodlondeb Estate (Wales)
British Hotel (Bangor, Wales)
Corris Railway
Kinmel Estate (Wales)
North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway
Royal Goat Hotel (Beddgelert, Wales)
Treborth Estate
William Dew & Sons

Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll (Wales)
Llanfihangel-y-pennant (Wales)
Llaniestyn (Wales)
Llansadwrn (Anglesey, Wales)
Porthmadog (Wales)

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