Bodedern Records

Scope and Content

A miscellaneous collection of material relating to Bodedern parish, consisting of: 

  • Accounts of the overseers of the poor, 1824 - 1848
  • Account book of the surveyor of highways, 1842 - 1847
  • Rate book, 1859 - 1860
  • Summary of the accounts of the parish church, 1906 - 1907
  • Records of the Edeyrn Lodge of the Independent order of Good Templars, 1873 - 1876, 1903 - 1929
  • Minute book of the Memorial Hall Committee, 1922 - 1930
  • Account book of Saron Congregational Chapel, 1925 - 1946

Administrative / Biographical History

Bodedern is a village and parish situated in western Anglesey, a few miles from Holyhead. The parish church is named after St. Edeyrn. For further administrative details regarding the church, consult Eglwys blwyf Bodedern: braslun o'i hanes (1982) by Dafydd Wyn Wiliam.

In common with other parishes, Bodedern was an instrument of local government with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order, which continued until reforms in the late nineteenth century.

The Edeyrn Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars in Bodedern was established by Rev. John R. Hughes of Brynteg, following a meeting at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel on 21 March 1873.


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 Elen Wyn Hughes and Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 20595 - 20612

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Saron chapel register of christenings, 1801 - 1845, is held at Anglesey County Record Office.