Papers of John Williams, Lodwig Villa

Scope and Content

This collection consists of the last will and testament of John Williams, dated January 30, 1896; three codicils dated respectively June 26, 1896; April 13, 1898; September 3, 1903. The will includes bequests to relatives and Wesleyan causes in Bangor.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Williams (1817-1907), of Lodwig villa, Bangor, north Wales, was a well-known character locally, especially within the Wesleyan Circuit. He was born in Beaumaris, Anglesey in 1817. At the age of 16 he went to work for his brother in law, William Rowlands, a Bangor coachbuilder. At that time he attended Horeb chapel, the only Welsh Wesleyan chapel in Bangor. Throughout his life he was a loyal member of the Wesleyan Circuit in Bangor and contributed generously to the ministry at St Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, Bangor. His first wife died in 1880, and in 1881 he married a Mrs Evans, widow of Evan Evans of Erw Fair, Bangor. She died in 1895.

John Williams died on July 23, 1907 at the age of 90, following a long illness. A funeral service was held at St Paul's and he was buried at Glanadda cemetery.


Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, December 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 5270-5273

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