John Burchinshaw Manuscript

Scope and Content

A book of religious and theological notes, notes on Acts and Matthew, translations of the doctrines of Dr William Beveridge (1637-1708), Bishop of St. Asaph and a few poems. Also, a few material papers bound into the volume such as accounts and details of taxes.

Although a note in the manuscript states that the manuscript was written by John Burchinshaw, the cataloguer believes that it is the work of four different hands.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Burchinshaw of Llansannan, Denbighshire died in 1724. According to the manuscript, he lost the use of his right hand and wrote this book with his left.

Alice daughter of Edward Burchishaw was baptised in 1731 and died in 1743.

For a more comprehensive family history, consult Llansannan : its history and associations by W. Bezant Lowe (1915).


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

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Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, September 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 402

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

This manuscript was given to Ioan ab Howel, Weaver by Alice Buchinshaw daughter of Edward Burchinshaw of Llansannan, Denbighshire in 1762.

Related Material

Further material, deeds and documents, relating to the family of Burchinshaw of Llansannan, Denbighshire, 1557-1863, are held at the National Library of Wales.