Crew lists re. Aberdyfi - Records of the Registrar General of Shipping

Scope and Content

Crew lists, merchant ships' agreements and official logbooks of ships connected to Aberdyfi, registered at Aberystwyth, 1863-1913.

Administrative / Biographical History

General registration of ships began in the 18th century, when all ships with a deck and burden of more than 15 tons had to be registered with the Customs and Excise at their homeport. Many ships were registered in the port of Aberystwyth, which encompassed all the smaller ports in Cardiganshire north of Newport, Pembrokeshire, and in the southern part of Merionethshire, including the port of Aberdyfi (Aberdovey).


Arranged by ship

Access Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Crew Lists etc. Aberdyfi, catalogue; Maritime Records, Glamorgan Record Office website (, viewed 6 December 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records transferred to Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

The records came into the care of the Public Record Office.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Pre-1860 agreements and crew lists are National Archives, BT 98. A 10% sample of post-1861 records is National Archives, BT 99. A further 10% sample is in the National Maritime Museum. Further records of Aberystwyth Port are Ceredigion Archives, Cardiganshire Shipping Records and National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth Shipping, 1863-1913. Aberystwyth Shipping, 1863-1913.

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