Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3321
Title: Penygraig Papers
Short title: Penygraig, papers
Dates of creation: 1826-1921
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 88 items
Name of creator(s): John Williams, Penygraig; Pwllheli Poor Law Union; Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd.
Administrative and biographical history: John Williams (fl. 1833-1866) lived at Penygraig, Bodferin, Caernarfonshire. He and his family appear to have been devout Calvinistic Methodists, and were involved in administering the poor rate for the parish of Boferin, part of Pwllheli Poor Law Union. He had relatives living in New York state, USA.
Scope and content: Papers relating to Penygraig, Bodferin, Caernarfonshire, 1826-1921, including letters to John Williams and family, 1828-1873, especially from Thomas W. Jones in New York state; records relating to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, Bodferin, 1841-1849, including orders for payments to the Treasurer of the Pwllheli Poor Law Union; records of Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd (Association of Calvinistic Methodists), 1845-1886; diaries of John Williams, 1838-1866; and sale catalogues, 1912-1921.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/script: Welsh, English
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence; documents re. the poor of the parish of Bodferin; documents re. 'Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd'; diaries; and miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: No information found
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Penygraig/Penygraig Papers, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004