ANW logo

Archives Network Wales

Search the collections:        Search help | Advanced search   | Browse by repository

Browse the indices: Combined(searchable) Personal names Corporate names Places Subjects



[New to Archives?]

[Family history]

[Admin menu]

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Bangor University  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details

Bangor University
W. Gilbert Williams Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS WGW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: W. Gilbert Williams Papers

Short Title: W. Gilbert Williams Papers

Creation date(s): Transcripts of originals dating from 17th century - 1955

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 14 items

Name of creator(s): W. Gilbert Williams.


Administrative/Biographical history: W. Gilbert Williams was born in Rhostryfan, Gwynedd in 1874. In his early twenties, he became headmaster of Felinwnda School and then in 1918 he moved to Rhostryfan Parish School where he stayed until his retirement in 1935. He was also a councillor and a deacon and one of the people behind the establishment of the Caernarfonshire Historical Society.
He is the author of several books on local history and he contributed regularly to newspapers and periodicals such as Y Genedl and the Transactions of the Caernarvonshire Historical Society . As a result of his research into local history, he received an honorary M.A. degree. He died in 1966.


Scope and content/abstract: The papers consist mostly of articles written and research work carried out by W. Gilbert Williams such as :
Rhostryfan encroachments - a short account of the encroachments made upon the common lands in Rhostryfan, 1750-1850.
Notes and transcripts of records of Llandwrog and Llanwnda district.
Some Old Families of Dinlle, 1500-1650.
Notes on Edmund Glynn of Hendre, Llanwnda.
Transcript of a Llanwnda Rate Book for 1844.
A short memoir of the Rev. Richard Farringdon, (1702-1772).
An Old Gadlys Family (Llanwnda).
History of Betws Gwernrhiw, pa. Llandwrog, 1943.
Also included is a copy abstract of title to a Pen-y-groes smithy and messuage of Wernlas Wen, pa. Llanwnda with manuscript notes by W. Gilbert Williams on devolution, 1856; and a post card from Cassie Davies of Tregaron to W. Gilbert Williams, 1955.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Items 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 3569-3570, 4864, 5064, 7355, 9746-9748, 9996, 10212, 11596-11597, 13561, 35515

Language codes: wel eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Also deposited by W. Gilbert Williams at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are the Tryfan Bach, Llandwrog Papers . A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .

Publication note: Williams, W. Gilbert, Llandwrog : Betws Gwernrhiw (Hen Westy) Rhostryfan, Gwynedd , 1945


Note: Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, May 2002.

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

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

Local history materials | Wales | Llandwrog
Local history materials | Wales | Llanwnda

Personal names
Williams , W. Gilbert (William Gilbert) , 1874-1966

Corporate names

Rhostryfan (Wales)

List of repositories  |  List of collections at Bangor University  |  Repository home page  |  Contact details