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Llanwnda

"LLANWNDA, a parish in the hundred of Uwch-Gorfai, county Carnarvon, 3 miles S. of Carnarvon, its post town. It is situated on the old Roman road, and includes the township of Bont-Newydd. Slate quarries are worked. The tithes were commuted in 1839. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bangor, value with the curacy ofLlanfaglan annexed, 270, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is a cruciform structure in the early English style of architecture, dedicated to St. Gwynday. There are two Calvinistic Methodist chapels. The charities produce about 6 per annum. There are traces of two British camps." [From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson 2003]

Business and Commerce Records

Papers of Gordon H. Richards and the Alexandra Quarry  - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; ......... Records of Gordon H. Richards, 1920-1950, including bill books, 1920-1940 and ledgers, 1931-1950; deeds and other documents relating to Moeltryfan and Alexandra Quarries, Llanwnda, 1857-1902 ......"

Llanwnda Mill Account Book - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"An account book, 1879 - 1890, in several hands, consisting of the names and addresses of customers from the parishes of Llanwnda, Llanllyfni and Llandwrog, Caernarfonshire"

Census

1851 Census of Llanwnda. A full transcription by Joyce & Douglas Hinde in both "As Enumerated" and "Surname Order" form.

Church History

LLANWNDA, St. Gwyndaf  1846-1848  - on the Church plans online site

Martha Parry, Bontnewydd, Papers - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; ............. papers relating to Siloam Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Bontnewydd, 1902-1976, including annual reports, 1906-1976, service sheets, 1923-1963, and programmes for various societies, 1902-1963; papers relating to other chapels in the Caernarfon area, 1910-1977, including annual reports, 1931-1975, and service sheets, 1937-1955......"

W. Gilbert Williams Papers - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; ....... Papers collected by W. Gilbert Williams, [18th century]-1966, relating to Horeb Calvanistic Methodist Chapel [Rhostryfan], 1856-1954.........."

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 Rhostryfan   chapel (in Welsh )  - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Jan 2010)            Also Saron chapel  - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (Nov 2010)     Also Bontnewydd chapel - with translation by Eleri Rowlands (March 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.

Llanwnda Parish; Statistics; Area 11459 acres; population 827 males, 780 females, total 1607

Church Records

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

Tombstone Epitaphs c. 1904 - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Epitaphs on tombstones collected by Urias Stephen from cemeteries in Llanwnda, Llanllyfni, Llandwrog, Brynaerau and Clynnog, Caernarfonshire"

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

History

Jones, G. R, papurau (papers)   - details of extant records on Archives Network Wales
"Include; ........... articles by W. Gilbert Williams on the history of Llanwnda, Caernarfonshire, 1912-1946....."

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

 


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