Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office

Papers (Additional) of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth

Reference code(s): GB 0219 XM/10100

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Title: Papers (Additional) of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth

Short title: Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr], Criccieth, additional papers

Dates of creation: 1787-[c.1994]

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (68 items)

Name of creator(s): Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth


Administrative and biographical history: The Watkin family of Muriau Mawr, owned land in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, in the 19th and 20th centuries. William Watkin, mariner, married Ann Roberts of Parkin, Criccieth, in 1819. By the late 19th century, William Watkin (d.1895), farmer and land agent lived at Muriau Mawr. His son was William Williams Watkin. By 1994, Muriau Mawr had been converted into a guest house.


Scope and content: Papers of Watkin family of Muriau Mawr, Criccieth, 1787-[c.1994], including correspondence, [c.1851]-1884; bills and business papers, 1787-1878; miscellaneous, 1858-1991; photographs, [19th century]-[c.1994].


Language/script: English, Welsh

Physical characteristics and technical requirements: Many of the records are stained and perforated

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Family and personal papers; Bills and business papers; Miscellaneous papers; Photographs

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Detailed catalogue


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: Found under the floorboards of 'Muriau', Criccieth

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded


Related units of description: Further papers of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth are Caernarfon Record Office, XM/3330 and XM/6914.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Teulu Watkin, 'Muriau', Cricieth/ Watkin Family Papers, catalogue; Papers of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth, catalogue; Papurau Watkin/ Watkin 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



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Watkin family, of Muriau

Corporate names