Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

John Williams, Solicitor, Caernarfon Archive

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XD/11

Held at:

Title: John Williams, Solicitor, Caernarfon Archive

Short title: Williams, John , Solicitor, Caernarfon, archive

Dates of creation: 1784-1945

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium:

Name of creator(s): John Williams (1882-1964)


Administrative and biographical history: John Williams (1882-1964) was the son of Captain Robert Williams. He was born in Port Dinorwic but later moved to Caernarfon. He practised as a solicitor with W. T. Henwood and Co. and retired just before WW2. Among the offices he held were Town Clerk of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee, secretary of Llanbeblig Parochial Church Council, Honorary Secretary of Caernarfon Church Guild and also a member of the Church in Wales. He was also keen on the local history. St. Mary's Chapel dates from early 14th century. It was built against the town walls and the tower at the North-West corner became the church vestry. The Caernarfon Church Guild was a social organisation for the members of the Church in Wales in Caernarfon. Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee was set up under article 4 of the Order of Local Government Boards of 1876.


Scope and content: St. Mary's Church, Caernarfon papers, 1784-1831; Caernarfon Church Guild general administration and financial records, 1902-1911; Parish of Llanbeblig vestry books, 1812-1926; Christchurch Sunday School, Caernarfon, 1894-1904; demolition notice of buildings in rural district of Gwyrfai, 1935; correspondence, deeds and miscellaneous papers from Glanmoelyn School, Llanrug, 1921-1927; Caernarfon County Court search books, 1907-1909; Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee minute books, letterbooks, notebooks, files and correspondence, 1876-1943; electoral registration of Caernarfon district of boroughs, 18th century-1931.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: St. Mary's Church, Caernarfon; Caernarfon Church Guild; Parish of Llanbeblig (parish vestry); Christchurch Sunday School, Caernarfon; rural district of Gwyrfai; Glanmoelyn School; Caernarfon County Court; Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee; electoral registration, Caernarfon district of boroughs.

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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history: Document XD11/9/15 includes a declaration by David Lloyd George against an objection to his inclusion in the electoral register.



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 John Williams, Solicitor, Caernarfon Archive

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

Date(s) of description: September 2004.



Caernarfon (Wales) | Church history

Caernarfon (Wales). | Borough Council | Archives

Caernarfon Church Guild | Records and correspondence

Caernarvonshire (Wales). | Joint Sanitary Committee | Archives

Christchurch Sunday School (Caernarfon, Wales) | Archives

Church records and registers | Wales | Gwynedd

Glanmoelyn School (Llanrug, Wales) | Records and correspondence

Great Britain. | County Court (Caernarfonshire). | Caernarfon | Records and correspondence

Gwynedd (Wales) | History

Health services administration | Wales | Gwynedd

Llanbeblig Parochial Church Council | Records and correspondence

Schools | Wales | Llanrug | Records and correspondence

St Mary’s Church (Caernarfon, Wales) | Archives

Sunday schools | Wales | Gwynedd

Williams, John, | 1882-1964 | Archives

Personal names

Williams, John, 1882-1964

Corporate names

Caernarfon Church Guild

Caernarvon (Wales : Borough)

Caernarvonshire (Wales) | Joint Sanitary Committee

Christchurch Sunday School (Caernarfon, Wales)

Glanmoelyn School (Llanrug, Wales)

Great Britain | County Court (Caernarvonshire). | Caernarfon

Llanbeblig (Wales) | Parochial Church Council

St Mary’s Church (Caernarfon, Wales)