Watkin Papers

Scope and Content

Deeds and related papers collected by the Watkin family of Muriau Mawr, 1771-1919, including deeds relating to the parish of Criccieth, 1814-1919; Llanbeblig, 1809-1844; Llandwrog, 1771-1892; miscellaneous papers, 1857-1913.

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.


Arranged into the following: Deeds relating to the parish of Criccieth; Deeds relating to the parish of Llanbeblig; Deeds relating to the parish of Llandwrog; Deeds relating to the parish of Llanllyfni; Miscellaneous papers.

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 Watkin/ Watkin Papers, catalogue; Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the Papers of the Watkin family of Muriau [Mawr] Criccieth.

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.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

The main Watkin family archive is Caernarfon Record Office, XM/6914