Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Talsarnau Papers

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/3626

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Title: Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Talsarnau Papers

Short title: Williams, Capt. Edward, of Ty Gwyn, Talsarnau papers

Dates of creation: 1863-1890

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Talsarnau


Administrative and biographical history: Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, near Talsarnau, Merionethshire was born in 1851. He was the master of several ships including the Betsey of Porthmadog, Glanavon of Porthmadog, Nanhoron of Caernarfon and the Surpass of Grangemouth.


Scope and content: Shipping papers of the Betsey of Porthmadog, 1864-1885; the Glanavon of Porthmadog, 1874-1879; the Nanboron of Caernarfon, 1870-1876; the Surpass of Grangemouth, 1873-1877; miscellaneous shipping papers, 1864-1872; general correspondence, 1863-1890; correspondence of John and Catherine Timothy with Captain Edward Williams, 1876-1879; circular letters to Captain Edward Williams, 1873-1879; Edward Williams and family personal papers, 1863-1885


Language/script: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following : shipping papers; correspondence; personal papers of Edward Williams and family.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright laws apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: The collection includes shipping papers of the Betsey and the Glannvon of Porthmadog, the Nanhoron of Caernarfon and the Surpass of Grangemouth, together with correspondence and personal papers of Capt. Williams and his family.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Taisarnau Papers

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of description: September 2004.



Ship registers | Scotland | Grangemouth

Ship registers | Wales | Caernarfon

Ship registers | Wales | Porthmadog

Williams, Edward, | Captain, | b. 1851 | Archives

Personal names

Williams, Edward, b. 1851, Captain

Corporate names

Betsey (Ship)

Glanavon of Porthmadog (Ship)

Nanhoron of Caernarfon (Ship)

Surpass of Grangemouth (Ship)