Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Penygraig Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3321

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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.


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.
Detailed catalogue


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



Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd | Archives

Poor laws | Wales | Gwynedd | Administration

Welsh | United States

Williams, John, | of Penygraig, Bodferin | Diaries

Personal names

Williams, John, of Penygraig, Bodferin

Corporate names

Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd

Pwllheli Poor Law Union





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