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ABERFFRAW

"ABERFFRAW, a parish in the hundred of Malltraeth, in the county of Anglesey, North Wales, 16 miles S.W. of Beaumaris. It is a station on the Holyhead railway. Bangor is the post town. The village is situated on the bay of Carnarvon, and the port is subordinate to Beaumaris. The parish includes 9 tythings, and was formerly a market town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value £888, in the patronage of the Prince of Wales. The church is dedicated to St. Beuno; its tower was destroyed many years ago. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. Fairs are held on the 7th March, Tuesday after Palm Sunday, Wednesday after Trinity Sunday, the 15th August, the 23rd October, and the 11th December." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Bibliography

White, Richard B. Excavations at Aberffraw. Transactions of the Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club (1995), p. 13-21

Business and Commerce Records

Central Stores, Aberffraw  -  details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Central Stores in Aberffraw, Anglesey, was active in the 19th century; Account books and price lists giving names and addresses of customers 1826-1879 ..." Thomas Williams (draper), Aberffraw -  details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Thomas Williams was a draper at Bodorgan Square, Aberffraw, Anglesey...... Ledger, 1894-1925; and day book/ledger, 1892-1923, including details of customers, showing changes of addresses and clothing for clothing club purchases and Bodorgan Hall servants"

Owen Hughes, builder -  details of extant records  on Archives Network Wales 
"An account book and working diary of Owen Hughes giving details of building materials supplied and services rendered by Owen Hughes, 1913-1925. Miscellaneous photographs including one of Miss Hughes at the door of 18 Llewelyn Street and two of classes of pupils at Aberffraw school."

Church History

Church and chapel data from The Religious census of 1851 : A Calendar of the returns relating to Wales, Vol 11, North Wales. Ed. by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones, UWP,   1981. The names given towards the end of each entry are those of the informants.

Aberffraw Parish; Statistics; Area 6252 acres; Population 663 males, 669 females, total 1332

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Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at Anglesey Record Office.

Description and Travel

Aberffraw on coflein

Aberffarw - on wikipedia

Aberffraw Bay Heritage Coast - on Britain Express

Gazetteers

History

The Roman-Britain site - early Roman Fort or minor Romano-British seaport ?

Aberffraw the Royal Court  - on Red dragon Wales

A history of the Eisteddfodau held at Aberffraw, Anglesey and Caerwys, Flintshire by Owen Williams, 1847  - details on Archives Network Wales.

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)

Maps

View maps covering the area of this parish and places within its boundaries

Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Anglesey (under Publications)  - with some links to photographs of parish churches

Occupations

Aberffraw Branch of the Workers Union - details of extant records on  Archives Network Wales  
"Undeb Gweithwyr Môn, subsequently the Anglesey Workers' Union, was established in Llangefni in 1909 and officially registered as a trade union on 17th August 1911. It was dedicated to promote the interests of the Anglesey rural working class ................................. The Aberffraw branch, the first formed, remained in existence into the 1980s"

 


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