Papers of the Pugh family, 1768-1942, including papers of the Rev. William Pugh (1750-1845), 1768-1845, including sermons, 1768-1813, certificates, 1774-1823, bills and receipts, 1778-1845, letters, 1782-, accounts, 1791-1842, and a diary, 1791; estate papers of the Rev. William Pugh, 1846-1859; apprenticeship agreement of Hugh Pugh, 1794; papers of William Pugh (1791-1858), 1809-1858, including exercise books, 1809-1834, Income Tax receipts, 1843-1857, bills and receipts, 1846-1855; papers of Catherine Pugh, 1859-1861; papers of W. W. Pugh, 1850-1890, including letters, 1850-1867, bills and receipts, 1863-1889, accounts, 1864-1885, and diaries, 1874-1890; letters and other papers of Richard Jones Pugh, 1893-1900; in memoriam cards, 1866-1975; and accounts of Bontddu Church, 1941-1942.
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 220 Z/DBZ
- Dates of Creation1768-1942 (mainly 1768-1900)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Welsh
- Physical Description209 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Rev. William Pugh (1750-1845) became curate of Llanfair-juxta-Harlech, Merionethshire, in about 1774. He became the tenant at Argoed farm, Llanfair, part of the Caenest estate, Llanbedr. He married Mary Jones in 1777 and their 11 children included Hugh Pugh (1778-1817) and William Pugh (1791-1858). William was the only child to outlive his father and inherited the tenancy of Argoed. He was Income Tax collector for the parish of Llanbedr. He married Catherine Jones (1794-1865) and their eight children included W. W. (William) Pugh (1822-1893) who farmed Argoed after his father. His son, Richard Jones Pugh (1864-1939) farmed Argoed and Caenest but then moved to Bontddu, Merionethshire. W. Eric Pugh was his son.
Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, The Papers of the Pugh Family, Argoed, Llanfair-iuxta-Harlech, catalogue; National Library of Wales, Catalogue of Pugh Papers; Lloyd, Lewis, 'The Pugh Family of Llanfair and Llanbedr, 1775-1900', Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society, XI (1990), pp. 59-93.
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright regulations apply
All records have been retained
Accruals are not expected
Lloyd, Lewis, 'The Pugh Family of Llanfair and Llanbedr, 1775-1900', Journal of the Merioneth Historical and Record Society, XI (1990), pp. 59-93.