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LLANFAIR-FECHAN

"LLANFAIR-FECHAN, a parish in the hundred of Uchaf, county Carnarvon, 6 miles E. of Bangor, and 7 W. of Conway, its post town. It is situated on the coast of Beaumaris Bay, and is a station on the Chester and Holyhead line of railway. On the E. is Penmaen Mawr, 1,640 feet in height, with the remains of an old camp on its summit. The land is mostly used for pasture. Adjoining this parish are the Lavan Sands, comprising 96 square miles, which have apparently been inundated by the sea. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bangor, value 305, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There are charities amounting to about 2 per annum." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Business and Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Church History

LLANFAIRFECHAN, St. Mary 1846-1849   - on the Church plans online site

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 Penmaenmawr chapel (in Welsh )- with translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2010)              Also Gerizim chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2012)        Also Llanfairfechan chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (April 2012)

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.

Llanfair-fechan Parish; Statistics; Area 6521 acres; Population 422 males, 387 females, total 809

Church Records

Joyce Hinde has supplied a list of Parish Registers held at the Caernarfon Area Record Office.

Caersalem Chapel Records - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"In 1930, Caersalem Calvinist Methodist Chapel in Llanfairfechan celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Built in 1880.........."

Description and Travel

Welcome to Llanfairfechan

Llanfairfechan - on Wikipedia

Llanfairfechan Gallery site

Llanfairfechan - on the Anglesey.info site

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

History

Caradoc Ellis Papers 1866-1948  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; .... typescripts by him on the history of Llanfairfechan its properties, industries, characters and religious causes.....Typescript transcripts of documents e.g. Llanfairfechan local board minutes, 1872-1886, deeds and sale catalogues of properties in Llanfairfechan, Penmaen-mawr urban district council, 1895-1897, ............ late 19th century; programmes of literary meetings in Llanfairfechan and Abergwyngregyn, 1867-1885 along with receipts relating to Eisteddfod Gadeiriol Llanfairfechan, 1928; prescription books of a Llanfairfechan chemist, 1877-1884; stock books and shop ledgers of shops in Llanfairfechan and Penmaen-mawr, 1916-1948; maps and plans, in particular of the Bryn y Neuadd estate in  Llanfairfechan ...."

Robert D. Barnsdale Papers  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; ..... material relating to the history of north Wales, and the Llandudno and Llanfairfechan areas in particular....... photographs of Llanfairfechan railway station, ca. 19th and 20th centuries......."

Land and Property

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

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 Caernarfonshire (under Publications)  - with some links to photographs of parish churches

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Schools

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

Social Life and Customs

Dr Henry Ellis Additional Papers 1857 February 10 - 1879 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Comprises medical officer's relief books for the Caernarfonshire district, 1857 - 1864, compiled by Dr Henry Ellis. Includes material relating to diseases prevalent among the poor in the Bangor and Llanfairfechan areas in particular..."

 


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