Diary and Commonplace Book of Reverend Peter Bayley Williams

Scope and Content

Diary of Reverend Peter Bayley Williams for the year 1825, containing many references to the parishioners of Llanrug and Llanberis, descriptions of the weather, details of tithe setting, issuing of warrants as justice of the peace, farming operations, making of wills, social visits and callers etc.

2 commonplace books containing pedigrees and miscellaneous antiquarian and genealogical notes.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reverend Peter Bayley Williams (1763/1765-1836) was rector of Llanrug, Caernarfonshire from 1792 to 1836. He was the son of Peter Williams, the celebrated Methodist preacher, revivalist and commentator and a brother of Reverend Eliezer Williams. His son, Henry Bayley, followed him as incumbent of Llanrug and Llanberis.


This item is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

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Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002. Amended by Elen Wyn Simpson, March 2004.

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: 1633, 10535-10536

Conditions Governing Use

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

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Porth yr Aur Additional Papers and the Miss G.M. Pierce-Jones Papers . Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub.