Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers

Scope and Content

Business papers of the Miles and Miles Williams families, 1851-1936, including deeds and agreements relating to Dolgellau, Ffestiniog and Llanelltyd, Merionethshire, 1851-1931; letters, [1850s]-1900; probate records, 1865-1915; bills, receipts and plans relating to building work, 1890-1925; miscellaneous business records, 1869-1936; and papers relating to Beddycoedwr Gold Syndicate, 1904-1924, including letters and deeds.

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Miles (d. 1864) was a corn merchant and grocer at Cambrian House, Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Following his death, his widow, Margaret (1822-[1897]), took over the business. She retired in 1873 to make way for her son, Henry Miles (b. 1853). He retired in 1919 and died soon after. The business had by this time been taken over by John Miles Williams. Henry Miles and John Miles Williams were also involved with the Beddycoedwr gold mine, Trawsfynydd, Merionethshire.


Arranged into the following: family; and gold mines.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Parliament House (Dolgellau) Papers, catalogue; FamilySearch website (, viewed 26 October 2004; 1901 Census for England and Wales website (, viewed 26 October 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

The papers passed to Mrs C. E. Miles Williams.


Accruals are not expected