GENUKI Home pageNeighboursNearby places

Anglesey Anglesey    Parish Index Towns & Parishes    Contents Contents


"BODEDERN, a parish in the hundred of Lyfon, in the county of Anglesey, North Wales, 7 miles to the E. of Holyhead. The name of this place, which signifies "House of Edern," is derived from a bard who resided here in the 7th century. It is situated in a pleasant country on the old road to Holyhead. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the spinning of yarn, which is carried on in two mills. Petty sessions are held in the village monthly. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bangor, of the value of £104, in the patronage of the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, Oxford. The church, an ancient edifice of small dimensions, is dedicated to St. Edeyrn, and contains several interesting monuments to the families of Presaddved and Jones of Tre' Iorweth. There are chapels belonging to the Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists, Baptists, and Independents. A National school was founded in 1822. The parochial charities amount to £19 per annum. Presaddved and Tre' Iorweth are the principal seats. The latter is situated near the beautiful lake called Llyn Llwennyn." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Lewis, Richard. Richard Lewis, 1817-65, Llandegfan a Bodedern : detholiad o'i waith. [Bodedern] : [Dafydd Wyn Wiliam], (Llangefni : 1999 O. Jones). 29p. Foreword in English. Includes an essay on Bodedern from Y Traethodydd (1856), p. 399-408

Thomas, Glyndwr. Cartrefi Môn : Llannerch-y-medd a Bodedern. Bodedern : J.O. & J.E. Roberts, 1965, 59p

Wiliam, Dafydd Wyn. Enwau lleoedd plwyf Bodedern. Llangefni : Argraffwyd gan O. Jones, 1986, 40p

Wiliam, Dafydd Wyn. Y traddodiad barddol ym mhlwyf Bodedern, Môn. 1975

Wiliam, Dafydd Wyn.  Bodedern Gynt sef Braslun o Hanes Twf a Datblygiad Bodedern. Argraffyd gan O Jones, Llangefni, 1980, 30 p

Wiliam, Dafydd Wyn. Eglwys Blwyf Bodedern.  Braslun o'i Hanes. Argraffyd gan O Jones, Llangefni, 1982, 30p

Church History

Rees, Thomas & John Thomas Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). The Saron section (in Welsh) has been extracted .    Also Bodedeyrn chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Nov 2013)

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.

Bodedern Parish; Statistics; Area 4235 acres; Population 576 males, 577 females, total 1153


Church Records

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

Also see below under Public Records

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)

Description and Travel

Aerial photograph of Presaddfed Burial Chamber, Bodedern - on the People's Collection Wales site

Bodedern - on wikipedia


A Topographical Dictionary of Wales by Samuel Lewis, 1833

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Records Office (NRA)


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)

Public Records

Details of extant records on the Archives Network Wales site


Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional [Last updated: 19 Nov 2013  -  Gareth Hicks]

InfoFind help, report problems, and contribute information.

Copyright © GENUKI and Contributors 1996 to date
GENUKI is a registered trade mark of the
charitable trust GENUKI

Hosted by Mythic Beasts Ltd.