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Bangor University
Conwy (Conway) Borough and Parish Records

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS CONW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Conwy (Conway) Borough and Parish Records

Short Title: Conwy (Conway) Borough and Parish Records

Creation date(s): 1570-1949

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 38 items

Name of creator(s): Conwy borough and parish officials


Administrative/Biographical history: Conwy parish and borough was located in the former county of Caernarfonshire, now Gwynedd. Conwy was administered as part of Conwy Union and Petty Sessional Division.


Scope and content/abstract: The collection consists of Poor Law records and miscellaneous documents relating to borough and parish administration.
The Poor Law records (1745-1783), concern removal, resettlement and outdoor relief of paupers, bastardy papers, including an order for arrest of a putative father and bonds of indemnification etc. Some material relates to apprenticeship including indentures of pauper children and conditions of observance.
The borough and parish administrative material (1570-1786) consists of miscellaneous items including correspondence relating to legal cases, an order for arrest, another to summon an assembly for the swearing in of a newly appointed constable, administrative accounts and lists of office holders in Conwy, such as mayors, aldermen, bailiffs and burgesses.
The fonds also contains correspondence (1949, August to October) between Emyr Gwynne Jones, librarian at the University College of North Wales (now University of Wales, Bangor) and the town clerk of Conwy relating to borough of Conwy records.


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System of arrangement:

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 Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 10315-10351, 33565

Language codes: eng


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Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2001

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

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

Parish councils (Local government) | Wales | Conwy
Poor laws | Wales | Conwy | Administration
Poor laws | Wales | Gwynedd | Administration

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Conway Union | Board of Guardians
Conwy (Wales) | Borough

Conwy (Wales)

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