Lord Boston's Anglesey Tenancy Papers

Scope and Content

Leases for the Tal-y-foel Ferry and Porthamel together with a draft schedule of Lord Boston's agreements for yearly tenancy of farms in various parishes in Anglesey.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1704 Edward Irby, M.P. for Boston in Lincolnshire, was made 1st Baronet. His only son, William Irby, born in 1706, became the 2nd Baronet, and 1st Baron Boston, a title acquired in 1761. The family seats were, Hedsor in Bourne End, Bucks and Lligwy in Moelfre, Anglesey.

For administrative details regarding the Tal-y-foel Ferry, consult the The Menai Ferries by H. R. Davies in the Inventory of Anglesey Ancient Monuments, London, 1937.

The house known as Porthamel in Llanidan parish was originally built in the mid 16th century but altered extensively in the 19th century.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 24820-24822

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