Conwy Library collection - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Collection of Conwy Library 1875-1980, including newspapers, 1891-1896; records relating to the Conway School Board Controversy, 1877-1895; Medical Officer of Health reports, 1895-1907; Conwy rates, 1928; records relating to Conwy mills, including Gyffin Mill, 1962; records relating to the proposed demolition of Telford's Suspension Bridge, 1965 etc ...."
Rees, Thomas & John Thomas.Hanes Eglwysi Annibynnol Cymru (History of the Welsh Independent Churches), 4 volumes (published 1871+). Here is the entry from this book for Conwy chapel (in Welsh ) - with a translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2011)
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.
Conway Parish and Borough; Statistics; Area 2437 acres; Population 730 males, 798 females, total 1528
Conway Parish Church Attendance - morning 98 + 114 scholars, afternoon 52 Services in Welsh and English Morgan Morgan, Vicar
Carmel, Calvinistic Methodist Erected 1828 Attendance - morning 175, afternoon 174 scholars, evening 275 John Williams, Deacon, Cyffredin, nr Conway
Dyffryn Conwy Wesleyan Methodist Circuit records (Cofnodion Cylchdaith Wesleiaidd Methodistiadd Dyffryn Conwy) 1852-2001 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"The Welsh Methodist Society met in Ruthin in 1800, and the first Welsh language Wesleyan Methodist Chapel was opened in 1802. In 1802, the North Wales District was formed ........ churches were established throughout the area, organised into circuits ....... The Dyffryn Conwy Wesleyan Methodist Circuit covered Conway, Llandudno, Penmachno and Llanrwst."
Conway workhouse - on Peter Higginbotham's site Conway Union Poor Law records 1837-1959 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Conway Poor Law Union was formed on 11th April 1837. The Board of Guardians, 15 in number, represented its 15 constituent parishes across Caernarfonshire ..... "
Conway Borough and Conwy Urban District Council Records [mid 17th century]-1974
"The castle and town of Conway was founded in 1283 by Edward I. The Borough was granted charters by Edward III in 1331 and Elizabeth I in 1561. It was administered by a Corporation consisting of a mayor, aldermen and the borough's burgesses ............"
Conwy Community Councils records 1331-1983 (accumulated 1977-1983)
"From the late 19th century, civil parish councils formed the lowest tier of administration in areas covered by Rural District Councils. In 1974, Local Government re-organisation in Wales led to the renaming of Civil Parishes as Communities, and the creation of Community Councils in urban areas........"
Conwy (Conway) Borough and Parish Records 1570-1949
"The collection consists of Poor Law records (1745-1783) and ...... borough and parish administrative material (1570-1786) ..................."