Lastra Papers

Scope and Content

  • Inventories of cattle, horses etc., at Lastra farm, 1824, 1857
  • Acquittances to Rowland Roberts of Lastra from his sisters, relating to shares in stock arising from their father's will, 1838, 1842, 1848
  • Rent receipts for Lastra, 1803-1824
  • Bonds of obligation to the churchwardens of Amlwch in cases of bastardy, 1813, 1823
  • Miscellaneous bills etc., 1805-1823
  • Accounts sent to Rowland Roberts as shareholder in the ships Mary Hannah, John and William and the Mona , 1855-1873
  • Accounts relating to Amlwch port, cartage of coal, weighing of corn, etc., 1819-1830
  • Farm accounts etc., 1830, 1835, 1837, 1842-1855
  • Note book, Bible Society, Gwredog division collections, 1840, 1842-1843

Administrative / Biographical History

The hamlet known as Lastra (also spelled Lastre, Lasdref and Lasdred) is situated at Amlwch, Anglesey in north Wales. Circa 1803-1820 Reverend Edward Hughes, a major shareholder in the Parys Mountain copper mining development, owned property at Lastra; Griffith Roberts was his tenant. Later in the century, his son Rowland Roberts occupied property there. He was also involved, as a shareholder, in the Amlwch ships, Mary Hannah, John and William and the Mona and was the funds collector for the Bible Society, Gwredog division, c. 1840-1843.

Today, Lastra farm is a highly commended hotel which caters from receptions, banquets and conferences.


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

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Acquisition Information

Material presented by W.R. Jones of Amlwch, 23 April 1936

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1979-1985Gri

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

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