Wills etc. transcribed by Bob Owen

Scope and Content

Comprises wills, administrations, inventories etc., transcribed by Bob Owen, c. 1930's, from material, dated 1634 to 1831, held at the Bangor Probate Office. Material relates mainly to parishes around the Merioneth-Caernarfonshire border and in particular the Ardudwy and Llanfachreth-Dolgellau areas as well as the uplands of Dolwyddelan and Penmachno and the shipping activities of old Barmouth. Also includes material relating to wills in the Anglesey parishes of Aberffraw and Llangadwaladr. There are also 3 indexes relating to this material by Bob Owen compiled by Thomas Richards, librarian at the University of Wales, Bangor.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Owen, MA, OBE, (1885-1962), better known as Bob Owen Croesor of Llanfrothen in Merioneth, north Wales, was a quarry worker at Croesor, an antiquary and a book and manuscript collector, who lectured, broadcast and contributed articles on Welsh history and genealogy to many publications.


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

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

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: 2133-2142

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; Denbighshire Wills (Bob Owen Transcripts); Additional Bob Owen Transcripts and Bob Owen's Llanfihangel-y-traethau Sources etc. Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .