Amlwch Cornfactors Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Ledger, letter books and mill accounts relating to the corn-merchants, John Paynter and John Wynne Paynter in Amlwch, Anglesey.

Administrative / Biographical History

A cornfactor is a dealer in corn or grain; a corn-merchant. John Paynter and his nephew, John Wynne Paynter, were cornfactors in the port of Amlwch, Anglesey in the 19th century.

It appears that the Paynter family came originally from Cornwall. John Paynter, in the 1841 census, is described as a corn and timber merchant, living at Maesllwyn, a substantial house. He died in 1843 and left his house to his nephew, John Wynne Paynter and he also became a prominent merchant and magistrate.

For a thorough understanding of the industrial and maritime importance of Amlwch in the first half of the 19th century consult Copper Mountain by John Rowlands, 1966.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, April 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 578-582, 881

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are papers relating to the Paynter family of Amlwch. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 682