Family Correspondence, Ty Mawr Mynydd, Holyhead

Scope and Content

Includes: Family trees, 1936, 1984, and family letters, 1841 - 1935.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ty Mawr Mynydd is located in Holyhead, Anglesey, and was owned by the Hughes family in the 19th and 20th centuries. William Hughes was a customs official in Liverpool in 1840; in 1865, he left for America. The family correspondence covered topics including farming in Britain and America, the American gold rush and Australian gold diggings, land and money values, shipwrecks, work, the price of grain, developments in Holyhead (including the railway, mail boats, World War One, South Stack, steam threshing, the breakwater and property rental), as well as family news.


into: family trees; and family letters.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected


The family letters were edited and published privately by Elizabeth Grace Roberts under the title Anglesey Family Letters, 1840-1935 (Liverpool, 1976).