Mynydd Cilgwyn Friendly Society Records

Scope and Content

5 account books which contain the names of officers and members, along with the names of their homes. Also included are details of payments made to the sick, or on the death of members, 1843 - 1914.

Minute book, 1880, 1900-1911, containing a death certificate of Ellen Thomas of Caer Sais, Rhosgadfan, Llanwnda, 1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Mynydd Cilgwyn Friendly Society (Cymdeithas Caredigion Mynydd y Cilgwyn) was an association in which members paid fixed contributions to insure help in sickness or old age. An example of relief provided by the society in 1880 was to ensure that a Griffith Williams, on the recommendation of a Dr Griffiths, should leave home for a "change of air", for the sake of his health.

Mynydd Cilgwyn is located in the parish of Llandwrog in Caernarfonshire. The Friendly Society served the people of Llandwrog and surrounding area.


Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Items 1098-1101 presented by Mr R. F. Price, Llys Llifon, Groeslon, Caernarfonshire in 1932. Items 1916-1917 presented in 1935.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level typescript catalogues are available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 1098-1101, 1916-1917

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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