Taicroesion Book of Pedigrees Manuscript

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume of pedigrees of Anglesey and Caernarfonshire families, known as the Taicroesion Book of Pedigrees, completed by John Ellis c. 1721.

Administrative / Biographical History

During the early years of the eighteenth century John Ellis, antiquary and genealogist, of Taicroesion Ucha, Llechylched, Anglesey, compiled a collection of pedigrees in two volumes, mainly of Anglesey and Caernarfonshire families, known as the Taicroesion Book of Pedigrees. J. E. Griffith, in the preface to his Pedigrees of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Families (1914) describes the collection as the most reliable authority relating to Anglesey and Caernarfonshire families.

Arrangement

Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University Library by Clara G. Williams of Highgate, London, granddaughter of Richard David Williams.

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, September 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference number: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 13564

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

This manuscript was formerly in the possession of Richard David Williams of Caernarfon. One of two volumes, the second of which was at one time in the possession of J.E. Griffith, author of Pedigrees of Caernarfonshire and Anglesey Families (1914).