Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papurau Teulu Thomas, Tyddynyberth, Bethel

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/8039, XS/3442

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Title: Papurau Teulu Thomas, Tyddynyberth, Bethel

Short title: Thomas, Tyddynyberth, Bethel, papurau (papers)

Dates of creation: 1839-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 355 items

Name of creator(s): Thomas family, Tyddynyberth


Administrative and biographical history: Robert Thomas (d. 1916) farmed at Tyddynyberth, Bethel, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfonshire. He and his wife, Mary, had two sons who both died young. Their three daughters included Martha Jane Thomas. She married David Thomas (fl. 1916-1959) who farmed Tyddynyberth after Robert's death.


Scope and content: Papers of the Thomas family, Tyddynyberth, 1839-1979, including annual reports and other records of Bethel Congregational Church, 1885-1979; other papers relating to religion in Caernarfonshire, 1856-1970; memorial cards and elegies for local people, 1864-1947; items relating to the First World War, [1914]-[c. 1939]; Thomas family school exercise books and certificates, 1884-1899; papers relating to Tyddynyberth farm, 1839-1960; items relating to local shops, 1899-[1930s]; programmes for local eisteddfodau and festivals, 1893-1914; miscellaneous maps and plans, 1904-[1945]; photographs, [1880s]-1960, belonging to the Thomas family, being mainly portraits and Caernarfonshire views.


Language/script: Welsh, English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: religion; funerals and deaths; war; education; agriculture; medicine; shops; miscellaneous; plans and maps and building booklets; photographs; curios.

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



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 Teulu Thomas, Tyddynyberth, Bethel, rhestr (Papers of the Thomas Family, Tyddynyberth, Bethel, catalogue).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: September 2004



Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Photographs

Farms | Wales | Gwynedd

Printed ephemera | Wales | Gwynedd

Religious institutions | Wales | Gwynedd

Thomas family, | of Tyddynyberth | Archives

Personal names

Thomas family, of Tyddynyberth

Corporate names

Eglwys Gynulleidfaol yr Annibynnwyr Bethel (Llanddeiniolen, Wales)