Pen yr Orsedd Papers

Scope and Content

Collection comprises material relating to Thomas Prys and his descendants, the Hughes family, of Pen yr Orsedd (sometimes referred to as Tyn yr Orsedd) including: 

  • Rent receipts and papers relating to the will of Thomas Prys, 1751-1808
  • Notebook in shorthand written by Grace Hughes, on sermons, texts and preachers in the Llanrhuddlad/Cemlyn area, 1837-1840
  • Letters to Owen Hughes, from his mother Grace and others, 1840-1845
  • Account of property left by Catherine Hughes of Monachdy, 1847
  • Sundry account book for Pen yr Orsedd, 1850-1852
  • Highway rate book for the parish of Llanrhwydrus, 1858-1873
  • Inventory of goods and chattels of John Hughes, 1871
  • Apportionment of rents, tithes and rates for Ty fatw, Llanrhwydrus, 1873
  • Miscellaneous letters, bills and receipts

Administrative / Biographical History

Pen yr Orsedd, Cemlyn, is situated in the parish of Llanrhwydrus, Anglesey. Property at Pen yr Orsedd was occupied by Grace Thomas (1807-1885), a daughter of Owen Thomas, who married John Hughes of Monachdy (1800-1870). They had a son, Owen Hughes, who married Margaret Williams of Llanfwrog, Anglesey. Grace Thomas was a descendent of Thomas Prys (or Price), who died ca. 1807.


Material is arranged according to type, then in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, March 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: 636-641

Conditions Governing Use

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