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Caernarvonshire papers,

  • NLW MS 12186C.
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  • [1901x1966] /

Typescript copies [by W. Gilbert Williams, Rhostryfan, co. Caernarvon] of a report of a test case, 1901, at Carnarvon Petty Sessions against Owen Jones, Rhostryfan, alleging the cruelty of the custom of tread-mill churning by dogs; of a letter from Wm. Williams, Bodadan, to G. Roberts, 1824 (the marriage settlement of the writer's daughter); and of extracts from Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions records, including a declaration by Thomas Roberts of the proposed use of a printing press in the town of Carnarvon, 1799, a petition by poor cottagers who dwell on the mountains of Llanllyfni and several other parishes for the retention of their cots and enclosed land (permitted as a prevention of their emigration to America), 1812, and an inquest on the body of David Thomas, Llanrug, 1822.

Williams, W. Gilbert (William Gilbert), 1874-1966.

Commonplace book of Robert Roberts, Tyddyn y Felin,

The commonplace book of Robert Roberts, Tyddyn y Felin, an assistant minister of 'Yr Hen Gapel', Llanuwchllyn, containing miscellaneous records and extracts, relating particularly to the affairs of 'Yr Hen Gapel'; copies of notices to quit to tenants of the Glanllyn estate, 1830; a list of persons qualified to serve on juries in Llanuwchllyn, 1834; correspondence relating to Coward's Trust, 1834; extracts from letters by emigrants to the United States of America, 1833-1835; 'Subscriptions when Revd. M. Jones came to Llanuwchllyn'; lists of houses in Llandrillo, Llangower, Llanyckil, Llanfawr, and Llanymowddwy; and lists of dissenting meeting-houses.

Robert Roberts.

Llythyrau oddi wrth R. Ffoulkes Edwards

Four holograph letters (one incomplete), May-June 1867, from R[ichard] Ffoulkes Edwards (Rhisiart Ddu o Wynedd), from Trefnant, Rhyl, and New York City, to J. R. Davies, concerning the writer's proposed emigration to America, the voyage to New York on board the Nebraska carrying eight hundred emigrants, and impressions of New York.

Ddu, Risiart, O Wynedd, 1836-1870

Pregethau, llythyrau, &c.

A notebook containing abstracts of sermons preached at [Congregational] Association meetings at Tal y Bont, Cardiganshire, 5-6 June 1816, and at Dolgelley, 24-25 September 1817, etc.; a notebook recording the names of those who preached at Rhes-y-cae, Waendymarch, Holywell, and Salem between 9 August 1829 and 7 November 1830, together with the texts of their sermons, and also containing abstracts of sermons preached at Rhes-y-cae, 10-11 July 1833; Dyddiadur; neu, Gydymaith i'r Almanac, 1833, with entries by Owen Owens, largely relating to preaching engagements; ten holograph letters to Owen Owens, including from his sister Elizabeth Owens, Dolgelly, 1834, and from Sarah Lloyd, Lake Cottage [near Oshkosh, Wisconsin], 1852-1853 (emigrant's experiences, inquiries after friends). Written on the dorse of some of the letters are notes of sermons by the recipient and others (e.g. at the Sunday School assembly at Holywell, 1836), and the following statement by Owen Owens, dated 31 January 1841: 'I propose to publish, soon should my life be spared, a Treatise or a Sermon, on the Duties of Xtn. Congregational Churches, towards the children baptized by their Ministers ...'; etc.