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Bangor University
Lastra Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS LST

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Lastra Papers

Short Title: Lastra Papers

Creation date(s): 1803-1873

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 128 items

Name of creator(s): W. R. Jones of Amlwch


Administrative/Biographical history: The hamlet known as Lastra (also spelled Lastre, Lasdref and Lasdred) is situated at Amlwch, Anglesey in North Wales. Circa 1803-1820 the Reverend Edward Hughes, a major shareholder in the Parys Mountain copper mining development, owned property at Lastra; Griffith Roberts was his tenant. Later in the century, his son Rowland Roberts occupied property there. He was also involved, as a shareholder, in the Amlwch ships, Mary Hannah, John and William and the Mona and was the funds collector for the Bible Society, Gwredog division, c. 1840-1843.
Today, Lastra farm is a highly commended hotel which caters for receptions, banquets and conferences.


Scope and content/abstract: Inventories of cattle, horses etc., at Lastra farm, 1824, 1857; acquittances to Rowland Roberts of Lastra from his sisters, relating to shares in stock arising from their father's will, 1838, 1842, 1848; rent receipts for Lastra, 1803-1824; bonds of obligation to the churchwardens of Amlwch in cases of bastardy, 1813, 1823; miscellaneous bills etc., 1805-1823; accounts sent to Rowland Roberts as shareholder in the ships Mary Hannah, John and William and the Mona, 1855-1873; accounts relating to the port of Amlwch, cartage of coal, weighing of corn, etc., 1819-1830; farm accounts etc., 1830, 1835, 1837, 1842-1855; note book, Bible Society, Gwredog division collections, 1840, 1842-1843.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is arranged 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, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1979-1985 Gri


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Material presented by W.R. Jones of Amlwch, 23 April 1936



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

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

Farms | Accounting | Wales | Lastra
Farms | Wales | Lastra
Illegitimacy | Wales | Amlwch
Parishes (Local government) | Wales | Amlwch
Poor laws | Wales | Amlwch
Poor | Wales | Amlwch
Shipping | Wales | Anglesey

Personal names
Hughes , Edward , fl. 1803-1820
Jones , W. R. , alive 1936 , of Amlwch
Roberts , Griffith , of Lastra
Roberts , Rowland , of Lastra , Amlwch

Corporate names
John and William (Ship)
Mary Hannah (Ship)
Mona (Ship)

Amlwch (Wales)
Amlwch Port (Wales)
Lastra (Wales)

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