Papers (Additional) of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth

Scope and Content

Papers of Watkin family of Muriau Mawr, Criccieth, 1787-[c.1994], including correspondence, [c.1851]-1884; bills and business papers, 1787-1878; miscellaneous, 1858-1991; photographs, [19th century]-[c.1994].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Watkin family of Muriau Mawr, owned land in Criccieth, Caernarfonshire, in the 19th and 20th centuries. William Watkin, mariner, married Ann Roberts of Parkin, Criccieth, in 1819. By the late 19th century, William Watkin (d.1895), farmer and land agent lived at Muriau Mawr. His son was William Williams Watkin. By 1994, Muriau Mawr had been converted into a guest house.


Arranged into the following: Family and personal papers; Bills and business papers; Miscellaneous papers; Photographs

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded


Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Teulu Watkin, 'Muriau', Cricieth/ Watkin Family Papers, catalogue; Papers of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth, catalogue; Papurau Watkin/ Watkin Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

Found under the floorboards of 'Muriau', Criccieth


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further papers of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth are Caernarfon Record Office, XM/3330 and XM/6914.

Geographical Names