John Williams, Solicitor, Caernarfon Archive

Scope and Content

St. Mary's Church, Caernarfon papers, 1784-1831; Caernarfon Church Guild general administration and financial records, 1902-1911; Parish of Llanbeblig vestry books, 1812-1926; Christchurch Sunday School, Caernarfon, 1894-1904; demolition notice of buildings in rural district of Gwyrfai, 1935; correspondence, deeds and miscellaneous papers from Glanmoelyn School, Llanrug, 1921-1927; Caernarfon County Court search books, 1907-1909; Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee minute books, letterbooks, notebooks, files and correspondence, 1876-1943; electoral registration of Caernarfon district of boroughs, 18th century-1931.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Williams (1882-1964) was the son of Captain Robert Williams. He was born in Port Dinorwic but later moved to Caernarfon. He practised as a solicitor with W. T. Henwood and Co. and retired just before WW2. Among the offices he held were Town Clerk of Caernarfon, Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee, secretary of Llanbeblig Parochial Church Council, Honorary Secretary of Caernarfon Church Guild and also a member of the Church in Wales. He was also keen on the local history. St. Mary's Chapel dates from early 14th century. It was built against the town walls and the tower at the North-West corner became the church vestry. The Caernarfon Church Guild was a social organisation for the members of the Church in Wales in Caernarfon. Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee was set up under article 4 of the Order of Local Government Boards of 1876.


Arranged into the following: St. Mary's Church, Caernarfon; Caernarfon Church Guild; Parish of Llanbeblig (parish vestry); Christchurch Sunday School, Caernarfon; rural district of Gwyrfai; Glanmoelyn School; Caernarfon County Court; Caernarfonshire Joint Sanitary Committee; electoral registration, Caernarfon district of boroughs.

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Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Catalogue of the John Williams, Solicitor, Caernarfon Archive

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The catalogue is available online.

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Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Caernarvon Record Office have been retained.

Custodial History

Document XD11/9/15 includes a declaration by David Lloyd George against an objection to his inclusion in the electoral register.


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