Papers of Richard Jones, Llangybi

Scope and Content

The papers consist of letters addressed to Richard Jones from various correspondents relating to matters of a religious nature, such as preachers, a sermon conducted by John Elias in Pwllheli and the unchristian agitation at the Congregational chapel, Capel Helyg, Llangybi, Caernarfonshire. Also included are copies of letters written by Richard Jones on similar subjects. There is an application for the post of Relieving Officer in the Cricieth area and a notice to quit by Richard Jones in respect of a dwelling house called Pantglas Inn in 1840. A large section of this collection relates to Capel Helyg and in particular to the dispute which took place in the chapel in the mid-nineteenth century. Amongst these are an account of the money received towards building the chapel and restoring the chapel house; an account for cards supplied for a tea meeting at Capel Helyg and the! order of service of a competition held there in 1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Jones was born on 29 July 1809 in Glyn, Llanystymdwy, Caernarfonshire and was educated at Llanystumdwy, Tremadog and Fourcrosses. He ran a shop and a public house in Bontfaen and Pantglas but moved from the area in 1838 to become a Relieving Officer in Llangybi, Caernarfonshire.


The papers of Richard Jones, Soar, Llangybi are incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts. There is no apparent system of arrangement.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Misses Lloyd Jones, Garth, Chwilog.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2001.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Department of Manuscripts of the University of Wales. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manucripts : 14930 - 14972

Conditions Governing Use

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

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