Register of Bangor House Occupiers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises a one-volume register of house occupiers in the parish of Bangor in 1884. The register includes: house number, street name, name and occupation of house occupant, with some observations noted by the author regarding, for example, occupants previous address or state of health; if the house was used for a purpose other than dwelling, as a shop for example, that might be recorded.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Bangor was a civil as well as an ecclesiastical administrative unit. In common with other parishes it was a major instrument of local government and rate collection with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order, which continued until reforms in the late nineteenth century. Parish government operated through a select group of parishioners known as the vestry. In Bangor the vestry met regularly at the cathedral. The parish kept a register of Bangor house occupiers recording details including names, addresses etc. It is likely that Mr. H. Hughes compiled the 1884 register, as he was registrar and rate collector in Bangor at that time.

Arrangement

Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ernest Roberts, Chief Clerk, Ogwen Rural District Council, 1943

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, April 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: 5058

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are other Bangor parish records including Bangor Vestry Minute Book and Bangor Rate Book . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub .

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