Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey Records

Scope and Content

Records of the Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey, 1852 - 1973, consisting mainly of correspondence concerning the appointment of Deputy Lieutenants, High Sheriffs Justices of the Peace and clerks, 1852 - 1973, including roll of Deputy Lieutenants, 1852 - 1973; Charitable Trusts, 1925 - 1935; and Royal Visits, 1953.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lord Lieutenants are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom, appointed by the monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister. From its earliest days, the Lord Lieutenancy has been closely associated with the Magistracy. The Lord Lieutenant also became responsible for the organization of all royal visits to the county. A group of Deputy Lieutenants are appointed by the Lord Lieutenant, and a Vice Lord Lieutenant is selected from among these Deputies. Among Lord Lieutenants for Anglesey are William Owen Stanley MP (1802-1884) and Sir Richard Henry Williams-Bulkeley, Bart, K.C.B., who held the position during the first half of the 20th century. During the Second World War, the Lord Lieutenant organised the Local Defence Volunteer Force. In 1974, following local government reorganization, the Lord Lieutenancies for Anglesey, Caernarfonshire and Merionethshire were amalgamated into the Lord Lieutenancy of Gwynedd.


Arranged into the following: appointments; memorial service and royal visits; royal proclamations; charities; and correspondence.

Access Information

Fe all eitemau sy'n cynnwys gwybodaeth am unigolion a enwir gael eu cyfyngu yn unol â Deddf Diogelu Data a pholisi Swyddfa Gofnodiadau Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn/ Items containing information on named individuals may be restricted in accordance with the Data Protection Act and Anglesey County Record Office policy.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Ioan Bowen Rees, Clerk to the Lord Lieutenant, [c. 1973].


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey Records, 1852-1973.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected