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Bangor University
Bethel Chapel Records, Tanygrisiau

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS BTCR

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Bethel Chapel Records, Tanygrisiau

Short Title: Bethel Chapel Records, Tanygrisiau

Creation date(s): 1843 - 1871

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 8 items

Name of creator(s): Officers and members of Bethel Chapel, Tanygrisiau and William Mona Williams.

CONTEXT

Administrative/Biographical history: Bethel Calvinist Methodist Chapel in Tanygrisiau, Merioneth was established in 1838. In 1916 the church had 255 communicants but by 1935 the number of members had increased to 317 and then decreased to 233 by 1949. Included amongst the ministers that served the chapel over the years are R. Maurice Williams, Herbert Evans and Isaac Parry.
William Mona Williams was born in Llangefni, Anglesey in 1809, but moved to live in the Tanygrisiau area of Merioneth at the age of 23 in order to work on the Porthmadog and Ffestiniog Railway. In 1839 he was elected a deacon at Tanygrisiau Calvinistic Methodist chapel and in 1844 he emigrated with his family to America, only to return in 1846. He died in 1889.

CONTENT

Scope and content/abstract: Chapel records, 1843-1860, consisting of account books, monthly collections and statistics. One item contains details of some christenings, 1843-1849, whilst other account books include important figures such as the number of members and the number of teetotallers etc.
Also, two note-books in the hand of William Mona Williams - an autobiography and a history of Methodism in Tanygrisiau, 1863-1871.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Arranged according to record type and then chronologically. 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 1525-1530, 2542-2543

Language codes: wel

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material: For further related material held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor see the William Edwards, Tanygrisiau Papers . A collection level description is available on the Archives Hub .

DESCRIPTION NOTES

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

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

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


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects

Personal names
Williams , William Mona , 1809-1889

Corporate names
Bethel (Church : Tanygrisiau, Wales)

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