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Bangor University
Gwyddelwern Vestry Book

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS GWD

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Gwyddelwern Vestry Book

Short Title: Gwyddelwern Vestry Book

Creation date(s): 1781 - 1879

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Officers of Gwyddelwern parish


Administrative/Biographical history: The parish of Gwyddelwern, situated in Merioneth, north Wales, was, in common with other parishes, a major instrument of local government. The parish, represented by a selection of members known as the vestry, had responsibility for poor relief, as well as maintenance of highways and law and order, which continued until local government reforms in the late nineteenth century. In 1894 parish government was reconstructed which left vestries with limited powers such as the election of churchwardens and administration of charities.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises Gwyddelwern parish vestry book, 1781 - 1879, containing memoranda, disbursements to the poor, overseers' oaths and orders, settlements, lists of overseers, etc.


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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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 481

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, June 2002.

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

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

Hunger | Wales, North | 19th century
Parishes (Local government) | Wales
Poor laws | Wales, North | 19th century
Public welfare | Wales, North | 19th century
Social problems | Wales, North | 19th century

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Gwyddelwern Parish Vestry

Gwyddelwern (Wales)

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