Penygraig Papers

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Penygraig, Bodferin, Caernarfonshire, 1826-1921, including letters to John Williams and family, 1828-1873, especially from Thomas W. Jones in New York state; records relating to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, Bodferin, 1841-1849, including orders for payments to the Treasurer of the Pwllheli Poor Law Union; records of Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd (Association of Calvinistic Methodists), 1845-1886; diaries of John Williams, 1838-1866; and sale catalogues, 1912-1921.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Williams (fl. 1833-1866) lived at Penygraig, Bodferin, Caernarfonshire. He and his family appear to have been devout Calvinistic Methodists, and were involved in administering the poor rate for the parish of Boferin, part of Pwllheli Poor Law Union. He had relatives living in New York state, USA.


Arranged into the following: correspondence; documents re. the poor of the parish of Bodferin; documents re. 'Cymdeithasfa y Trefnyddion Calfinaidd'; diaries; and miscellaneous.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Papurau Penygraig/Penygraig Papers, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

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