Royal National Lifeboat Institution (Anglesey) Archive

Scope and Content

Records, 1830 - 1878, of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in Anglesey, comprising letters, financial records, accounts of assistance given to ships, and other material relating to lifeboats.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity devoted to the protection of life at sea formed in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. It took its present title in 1851. In Anglesey, the RNLI inherited the work of the Anglesey Lifesaving Association, which had been founded in 1828 by Rev. James Williams of Llanfair-yn-Nghornwy, Anglesey, and a number of lifeboat stations were established on the island, inclduing Penmon, Beaumaris, Moelfre, Llanddwyn (Niwbwrch), Bull Bay (Amlwch), and Holyhead.


Arranged into the following: letters; financial (bills and receipts; miscellaneous); accounts of assistance given to ships, and associated documents; and miscellaneous.

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1979.


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

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives the National Library of Wales 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 David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Papers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution; Cameron, Ian, Riders of the storm: the story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (London, 2002).

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.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl/Accruals are possible