Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Talsarnau Papers

Scope and Content

Shipping papers of the Betsey of Porthmadog, 1864-1885; the Glanavon of Porthmadog, 1874-1879; the Nanboron of Caernarfon, 1870-1876; the Surpass of Grangemouth, 1873-1877; miscellaneous shipping papers, 1864-1872; general correspondence, 1863-1890; correspondence of John and Catherine Timothy with Captain Edward Williams, 1876-1879; circular letters to Captain Edward Williams, 1873-1879; Edward Williams and family personal papers, 1863-1885

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, near Talsarnau, Merionethshire was born in 1851. He was the master of several ships including the Betsey of Porthmadog, Glanavon of Porthmadog, Nanhoron of Caernarfon and the Surpass of Grangemouth.


Arranged into the following : shipping papers; correspondence; personal papers of Edward Williams and family.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.


Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Capt. Edward Williams of Ty Gwyn, Taisarnau Papers

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright laws apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

The collection includes shipping papers of the Betsey and the Glannvon of Porthmadog, the Nanhoron of Caernarfon and the Surpass of Grangemouth, together with correspondence and personal papers of Capt. Williams and his family.


Accruals are not expected.