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Bangor University
Lucy Williams Collection

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Lucy Williams Collection

Short Title: Lucy Williams Collection

Creation date(s): ca. 1941

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 3 items

Name of creator(s): Lucy Williams, Holyhead


Administrative/Biographical history: Very little biographical information was available regarding Lucy Williams, creator of this collection, other than that she lived in Holyhead and evidently took an active interest in the history of the Anglesey town. She also contributed many articles to the Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club on the history of Holyhead.
Margaret Jones was the daughter of William Thomas of Aberffraw and Holyhead, the hymn writer. She married Captain R. Jones and died in 1852. Her father, William Thomas, was a much respected deacon of Bethel Wesleyan Chapel in Holyhead and worked as a saddler for the Royal Mail coach service at Holyhead. His poems were published in Ehediad y Meddwl (1862) and include an elegy for his daughter.


Scope and content/abstract: 3 typescript documents. A history of the houses in Swift Square, Holyhead, formerly a historic inn, but now part of a Slum Clearance Area along the north side of the Roman fort within which St. Cybi's Church stands. Sea-shanties relating mostly to Holyhead, a few of which are the work of Rev. Owen Michael. Poems of the Windjammers written by Margaret Jones between 1842-1852, being a metrical narrative in Welsh of her married life as the wife of Captain R. Jones. Historically, these verses are interesting as first-hand evidence of Welsh sea-faring life.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: No apparent system of arrangement but 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: An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 4171-4173

Language codes: eng wel


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Lucy Williams, Newry Street, Holyhead, Anglesey, ca. 1941.


Publication note: Williams, Lucy, Anglesey Windjammer Poetry , Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club , 1941, p.p.46-47


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2002

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

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

Holyhead (Wales) | History
Sea songs | Wales | Holyhead | 19th century

Personal names
Jones , Margaret , d. 1852
Thomas , William , 1790-1861
Williams , Lucy

Corporate names

Holyhead (Wales)

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