Glanrhyd Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of the Hughes family of Glanrhyd, Edern, Caernarfonshire, including papers of the Rev. Griffith Hughes, 1829-1884, including papers relating to the schooner Luther; papers of Captain John Hughes of the ship Palmyra , 1826-1833; and papers of Griffith Hughes's son, the Rev. John Hughes, 1888-1918. See also arrangement field.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rev. Griffith Hughes of Glanrhyd, Edern, Caernarfonshire, was born in 1804, the eldest son of Capt. John Hughes of the ship Palmyra and his wife Elizabeth. He was ordained in 1839, and in the same year married Margery Owens. After her death in 1843, he married Hannah Roberts in 1846 by whom he had two children, Catherine, born in 1847 and John, born in 1849. The Rev. Griffith Hughes died in 1884.


Arranged chronologically into the following: papers of the Rev. Griffith Hughes; papers of Captain John Hughes, Palmyra, his wife Elizabeth and their son, Captain John Hughes; papers of the Rev. John Hughes, son of the Rev. Griffith Hughes; and miscellaneous.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of Glanrhyd Papers.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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

Further papers relating to Glanrhyd are Caernarfon Record Office, XM/4889 (Glanrhyd Papers (Additional)).