A collection of 8933 items relating to the Bulkeley family of Baron Hill, Beaumaris and their estates in Anglesey, Caernarvonshire and Cheshire, 1329-1913. It is catalogued under the following main headings: family papers (wills, settlements, personalia, etc.), in which individuals are represented such as William Bulkeley the elder (will dated 10 June, 1490), the first of the family to emigrate to Anglesey from Cheshire; William Bulkeley the younger; Rowland Bulkeley; Sir Richard Bulkeley I; William Bulkeley of Porthamel; Sir Richard Bulkeley II; Sir Richard Bulkeley III (will dated 4 April 1614); George Bulkeley of Amlwch; William Bulkeley of Coedan; Thomas Bulkeley of Llanfairfechan (first Viscount Bulkeley, ob. 1659); Sir Richard Bulkeley IV (ob.1624); Richard Bulkeley; son of Sir Richard Bulkeley IV (will dated 2 March, 1639/40, ob. 1640); Richard Bulkeley, son of Thomas [Viscount] Bulkeley; Robert Bulkeley, 2nd Viscount, second son of Thomas Bulkeley; Thomas Bulkeley of Dinas, Llanwnda; Richard, 3rd Viscount and son and heir of Robert, 2nd Viscount; Richard, 4th Viscount Bulkeley and son and heir of Richard, 3rd Viscount; Richard 5th Viscount Bulkeley; Sir Hugh Williams, Bart. (third husband of Lady Emma Bulkeley, widow of James, 6th Viscount Bulkeley); Thomas James, 7th Viscount Bulkeley (ob.1822); Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams Bulkeley and Sir R. H. W. Bulkeley; deeds and other documents relating to properties in Aberalaw, Amlwch, Beaumaris, Berw, Bodafon, Bodedern, Bodegrihydd, Bodffordd, Bodelgady, Bodfilog, Bodhenlli, Bodlew, Bodwrog, Bryngwallen, Caerdegog, Cerriggwyddyl, Castell Bwlchgwyn, Cefn Alaw, Cemlyn, Cerrigceinwen, Cleifiog, Clorach, Clynnog Fechan, Conysiog Lan, Cornwy Lan, Dinsylwy Frenin, Dwyran Feuno, Dwyran Esgob, Eglwys Ail, Eiriannell, Gafrogwy, Heneglwys, Hirdre-faig, Llanbabo, Llanbedr-goch, Llanddeusant, Llanddona, Llanddyfnan, Llandegfan, Llandyfrydog, Llandysilio, Llaneilian, Llannerch-y-medd, Llanfachreth, Llanfaes, Llanfair Mathafarn Eithaf, Llanfair Mathafarn Wion, Llanfair-yng-Nghornwy, Llanfechell, Llanfihangel Dinsylwy, Llangefni, Llangoed, Llangristiolus, Llangwyllog, Llangyngar, Llaniestyn, Llanllibio, Llanol, Llanrhwydrys, Llanrhyddlad, Llansadwrn, Llantrisant, Llanynghenedl, Llechog, Lledwigan, Llechylched, Llwydiarth, Llysdulas, Nanmorfa, Newborough, Penhwnllys, Penmon, Penmynydd, Pentraeth, Pentre'r Gwyddyl, Perthior, Porthaethwy, Porthamel, Porthllongdy, Rhodogeidio, Rhosbeirio, Rhoscolyn, Trealaw'r Beirdd, Treednyfed, Trefadog, Trefarian, Trefarthen, Treferwydd, Trefdraeth Wastrodion, Trefor, Trefri, Trefyscawen, Tre'r-dryw, Tregarnedd, Trewalchmai, Tyndryfol and Ynys-gnud, co. Anglesey; Aber, Bangor, Beddgelert, Betws Garmon, Bodellog, Bodfaeo, Bodsilin, Bryn Goshall, Brynie, Caerhun, Caernarfon, Castellmai, Clynnog, Conwy, Creuddyn, Cyngreawdr, Dwygyfylchi, Eiriannws, Eirias, Elernion, Glasfryn, Gloddaith, Glyn, Gogarth, Gorddinog, Gweredros, Gyffin, Isheli, Llanbedrycennin, Llandudno, Llanengan, Llanfaglan, Llanfairfechan, Llanfair-is-gaer, Llangelynnin, Llangwnnadl, Llangystennin, Llanwnda, Llechan, Meyllteyrn, Penfro, Penllech, Penmaen-mawr, Penrhyn Creuddyn, Trecastell, Trefferi, Trefwarth, Tremorfa, Tydweiliog, Uwch-heli and Ultra Daron, co. Caernarfon (including the lands of Bartholomew de Bold in the commote of Arllechwedd Isaf); and in Ardswood, Ashley, Cheadle, Edgeley, Middlewich, Timperley and Whatcroft, co. Chester; rentals, 1527-1890; surveys and valuations, 1772-1857; estate, household and home farm accounts, 1709-1901; account books and personal memoranda of Sir Hugh Williams, 1781-1794, and of Sir Robert Williams, 1802-1830; documents and papers relating to the Civil War and its repercussions in Anglesey, 1642-1648, including letters from Archbishop John Williams, the Princes Rupert and Maurice and from various Cavalier and Parliamentary officers, mainly to Thomas, first Viscount Bulkeley; assessments and returns under the Militia Acts of the Restoration, etc., 1661-1711; papers relating to Anglesey elections in the 18th and 19th centuries, including letters, lists of freeholders, a poll book (1708), etc., 1708-1852; a group of papers, including letters relating to Jacobitism in North Wales, 1714-1716; a group of letters addressed to Sir Hugh Williams and Sir Robert Williams and relating to estate and domestic matters, 1748-1810; papers, including accounts, reports, maps and letters, relating to mines and quarries, including the Parys Mine, Amlwch; Cwm Eigia Slate Quarry, the Great Snowdon Mountain copper mine, the Britannia Copper Mine and the Anglesey lime works and Mona Marble Quarries (Penmon), 1853-1913; maps and plans, 1770-1890; miscellanea, of which the outstanding item is the original extent of the counties of Caernarfon and Anglesey, made in 1352 by John de Delves, Deputy Justice of North Wales and of the county of Merioneth. Copies of this were made in the 16th century, and it is from one of those copies (now held at the British Museum) that the Record of Caernarvon, edited by Sir Henry Ellis for the Record Commission in 1838, was based.
The Baron Hill Further Additional Manuscripts include, deeds and documents relating to Beaumaris, Holyhead, Llanbabo, Llandegfan, Llanddona, Llanfaes, Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Llanfihangel Dinsylwy, Llangefni, Llangoed, Llangristiolus, Llangwyllog, Llaniestyn, Llanrhuddlad, Llansadwrn, Llanynghenedl, Penmon, Pentraeth, co. Anglesey; Beddgelert, Betws Garmon, Caerhun, Henryd and Llanwnda, co. Caernarfon; co. Cheshire and co. Middlesex; other deeds and documents, include marriage settlements and wills; rentals, surveys, valuations and particulars, relating to co. Anglesey, Caernarfon, Chester and London; estate correspondence, papers and diaries; financial papers, which include, financial ledgers and account books, cheque books, statements and saving books, taxation papers, investments and shares papers, insurance papers and vouchers; home farm papers, including vouchers, accounts, correspondence and papers; papers relating to estate workers and employees; maps and plans; permit and parking books, for Penmon; personal and family papers; papers relating to associations, societies and clubs; and miscellaneous papers, which include printed material and newspaper cuttings, photographs and prints, Anglesey and Gwynedd County Council papers, Beaumaris Town Council papers, parish records, tithes and various other items.