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Bangor University
North Wales Deeds and Documents

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS NWD

Held at: Bangor University

Title: North Wales Deeds and Documents

Short Title: North Wales Deeds and Documents

Creation date(s): 1703 September 16 - 1912 August 8

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 136 items

Name of creator(s): Not known


Administrative/Biographical history: In modern times the six most northerly counties of Wales were known as Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire (Merioneth) and Montgomeryshire. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 and 1996, they have undergone significant administrative change. Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire are now administered as Gwynedd, the historical name; Denbighshire was abolished in 1974 and absorbed into the newly created county of Clwyd, which was itself abolished in 1996, when four new authorities were created, known as Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham Borough and Conwy County Borough. The boundaries of these modern constructs of Denbighshire and Flintshire are different from those of the historic counties of the same names. The former county of Montgomeryshire is now administered as Powys.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises deeds and other documents relating to property in North Wales counties of Anglesey, Caernarfonshire, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Merionethshire and Montgomeryshire:
A. Deeds of Title, 1732-1912 Anglesey: Parishes of Amlwch, Llanddaniel-fab, Llandysilio, Llanfflewin, Llanfihangel Ysgeifiog, Llangoed, Llansadwrn, Llanddwyn and Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, 1776- 1907. Caernarfonshire: Parishes of Bangor, Caerhun, Llandudno, Llanllechid and Conwy, 1776 - 1864 Denbighshire: Parish of Abergele, 1732 - 1817. Flintshire: Parishes of Cilcain, Diserth, Hope, Rhuddlan and Whitford (Chwitffordd). Also contains deeds relating to mines, quarries and railways etc including Flint Marsh Colliery Company, Hope Colliery, coalmines in Flintshire, Ochr-y-Foel Quarry, Llay Hall Colliery, Wrexham Mold and Connah's Way Railway, 1825 - 1912 Merionethshire: Parishes of Mallwyd and Llanymawddwy, 1873-1906 Montgomeryshire: Parishes of Llangynog and Mallwyd, 1875-1904
B. Probates of Wills and Administrations, 1840-1896 relating to lands in Anglesey, Denbighshire and Caernarfonshire. Wills relate to Hughes family of Abergele and Reverend John Hughes Williams of Llangadwaladr, Denbighshire, Owen Owens of Llangoed, and Thomas Williams of Beaumaris, Anglesey.
C. Marriage Settlements, 1782-1872 relating to lands in Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Denbighshire.
D. Miscellaneous documents, 1703 -1908 relating to Thomas Meyrick of Llanelltud, in Merionethshire and copper and other mines in Llanberis, Caernarfonshire.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged according to record type and location, then 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: 24387-24522

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 2002.

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

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

Deeds | Wales | Anglesey
Deeds | Wales | Caernarvonshire
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Flintshire
Deeds | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Montgomeryshire
Wills | Wales | Anglesey
Wills | Wales | Denbighshire
Wills | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Meyrick , Thomas , fl. 1703

Corporate names
Flint Marsh Colliery Company
Hope Colliery
Llay Hall Colliery Company
Ochr-y-Foel Quarry
Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway


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