H. R. (Henry Rees) Davies Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Henry Rees Davies, 1726 - 1935, including papers relating to the Ty'n Caeau estate, 1726 - 1789; papers relating to Llandisilio Commissioners Act 1879, 1867 - 1879; papers relating to ferries, lifeboats and shipwrecks, 1908 - 1933; papers relating to Ponciau Moorings footpaths, 1901 - 1914; letters to Llandysilio School Board, 1926; letters relating to Anglesey County records, 1934 - 1935; and miscellaneous papers collected by Davies, 1792 - 1924.

Administrative / Biographical History

H. R. (Henry Rees) Davies (1861-1940) was born in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, the son of Richard Davies, M.P. (1818-1896), and a member of a successful Anglesey shipowners family. H. R. Davies continued the family interest in the sea through his activities on behalf of the Anglesey Lifeboat service and yachting in the Menai Strait. He was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, and became a leading figure in the community of Anglesey, as a county councillor, J. P. and Deputy Lieutenant, through which he was involved with a variety of community issues. He had an interest in the history of the Menai Straits and wrote a chapter on the subject for the Anglesey Inventory, 1937, of the Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments, and later A Review of the Records of the Conway and the Menai Ferries, published in 1942.


Arranged into the following: miscellaneous papers; Ty'n Caeau estate; Llandisilio Commissioners Act; ferries, lifeboats and shipwrecks; Ponciau Moorings footpaths; Llandysilio School Board; and Anglesey County records.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Anglesey County Record Office before Local Government Reorganisation.


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

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifdy Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archivesand the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth 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 Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue of H. R. Davies Papers; Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (London, 1959).

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.

Custodial History

Accumulated [c. 1880] - 1940.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers relating to Henry Rees Davies are University of Wales, Bangor, Glanaethwy Papers.