Llanfair-is-gaer Rate Books and other Parish Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The parish of Llanfair-is-gaer situated in Gwynedd (formerly the county of Caernarfonshire), north Wales, was, in common with other parishes, a civil as well as an ecclesiastical administrative unit. Until the end of the nineteenth century the parish, represented by a selection of members known as the vestry, was a major instrument of local government with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order. This continued until 1894 when parish government was reconstructed and the parish council was established for the civil government of the parish which left vestries with limited powers such as the election of churchwardens and administration of ecclesiastical charities etc.

Rates were a form of local taxation levied on parishioners. Rate books were compiled to record details of the rate paying inhabitants.

Administrative / Biographical History

The parish of Llanfair-is-gaer situated in Gwynedd (formerly the county of Caernarfonshire), north Wales, was, in common with other parishes, a civil as well as an ecclesiastical administrative unit. Until the end of the nineteenth century the parish, represented by a selection of members known as the vestry, was a major instrument of local government with responsibility for poor relief, highways and law and order. This continued until 1894 when parish government was reconstructed and the parish council was established for the civil government of the parish which left vestries with limited powers such as the election of churchwardens and administration of ecclesiastical charities etc.

Rates were a form of local taxation levied on parishioners. Rate books were compiled to record details of the rate paying inhabitants.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Note

Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, August 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 1142-1215

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.