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"TREFDRAETH, a parish in the hundred of Maltraeth, county Anglesey, 5 miles from Llangefni, its post town, and 3 N.W. of Newborough. It is situated near Maltraeth sands, and includes the hamlet of Yard. The subsoil is productive of coal and stone. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Llangwyvan, in the diocese of Bangor. The church, dedicated to St. Beuno, is erected on the site of one built in 1616. The parochial charities produce about 6 per annum. The Calvinistic Methodists have a chapel. Fairs are held on the 1st May, and on the 18th November." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]


Hughes, O. Hanes plwyf Trefdraeth. Bangor : Jarvis & Foster, [190-]

Parry, Gwenfair. Trefdraeth (Anglesey). In The Welsh language and the 1891 census p. 439-453

Trefdraeth parish; Llanidan parish; Llangristiolus parish. Particulars with plans of very valuable ....freehold estates, farms and lands ... two thousand seven hundred acres .... to be sold by auction in 48 lots / By Mr. William Dew at The Bull Inn, Llangefni on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th days of August 1865.

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.

Tref-draeth Parish; Statistics; Area 3135 acres; Population 479 males, 515 females, total 994


Church Records

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

Trefdraeth Parish Church Papers  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Photocopies made ca. 1980-1990 of documents ranging in date from 1879-1921 which were in the safe of Trefdraeth parish church."

Description and Travel

Trefdraeth - on wicipedia (Welsh)

Pont Trefdreath - on BBC Wales (Welsh)



Diaries of William Williams of Trefdraeth 1848 - 1851 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"The identity of the author of these diaries is not certain but according to their original cataloguer at the University of Wales, Bangor, it was probably William Williams of Trefdraeth, Anglesey, fl. 1848 - 1851, a draper, farmer and general dealer.."

Land and Property

Held at Anglesey Record Office (NRA);


Gwynedd Family History Society  have a diagram of the ecclesiastical parishes of Anglesey (under Publications)


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