Additional Bob Owen Transcripts

Scope and Content

This collection consists of material transcribed by Bob Owen Croesor from originals held in the Public Record Office. It includes transcripts of Star Chamber proceedings for counties Caernarfonshire, Merioneth and Denbighshire for the years ca. 1558-1625; transcripts of lay subsidy rolls for Eifionydd, Caernarfonshire, dated 1628 and hearth tax roll for Ardudwy, Merioneth, dated 1662. Also contains transcripts of wills for Caernarfonshire and Merioneth, dated 1527-1691.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Owen (1885-1962), better known as Bob Owen Croesor of Llanfrothen in Merioneth, was a quarry worker at Croesor, an antiquary, book-collector, radio broadcaster and lecturer with the Workers Educational Association.


Material is arranged according to record type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented to the library of the University of Wales, Bangor, by Bob Owen Croesor, ca. 1943.


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: 5150-5153, 5251

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 the Bob Owen, Croesor Papers and the Leonard Owen Papers.

Additional Information

Originals of material in this collection are held at the Public Record Office .

Personal Names