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Name: Meirionnydd Archives
Postal address: Ffordd y Bala

Town: Dolgellau
County: Gwynedd
Post code: LL40 2YF
Telephone: 01341 424682
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140 documents found for Meirionnydd Archives:

Code Description Date Keywords

poster of Porthmadog harbour byelaws, n.d.



plan of Barmouth Quay, n.d.


map of Barmouth, n.d.


newspaper cutting in the form of a letter from John J. Griffith, a Barmouth master, on `delays of ships at Sautos', n.d.


notes regarding the Rose of Sharon, n.d.


statement of accounts & receipts for payment of allotment of shares in the Beeswing Sailing Ship Co.

  finances ownership Companies

notes & newspaper cutting on `When the slate ships sailed out', n.d.

  trade cargo
Z/DBK papers of Ty Cerrig farm including 5, bill of the London Dyeing & Cleaning Establishments to Capt. Evans of the Susanah, barque, for dyeing 18lbs of wool, n.d.;   barge manufacturing

letter from John Sanger to Robert Griffyth, Bach y Saint, 2 February early seventeenth century, regarding his brother's will, voyage to the Indies & death by natives

1600 - 1699 correspondence travel Caribbean

letter from James Brinkyr to Robert Griffieth regarding appointment of William Owen as a collector of shipmoney, 27 January 1636

1636   correspondence recruitment

papers of Lieut. Cdr HM Richards, including 2, bundle of papers including a list of shares owned by Capt. Richards, n.d.; 16, account book of John Humphreys, 1721-45

1721 - 1745

letter from O. Prichard on behalf of Miss Owen, Ynysymaengwyn, to Z. Chambers regarding tenure of the Aberdovey ferry, 19 July 1756

1756   correspondence ferries

disbursement books of the Unity of Barmouth, 1781-99 & the Jane Brown of Barmouth, 1820-51

1781 - 1851 ships

bill of sale of the Valiant built at Llanelltyd, 1787

1787   ships construction

copper plate of William Jones, shipwright of Barmouth, 1788

1788   construction shipbuilders

account book including list of directors of United Company of Merchants of England trading to the West Indies for 1795, 1790-1817

1790 - 1817 finances commerce colonies Americas

typed transcript of journal by Walter Tremenheere of `my tour in North Wales', 1794

1794   diary travel tourism leisure

papers of the Barmouth Harbour Trust, 1797-1930, n.d., in English & Welsh, including letters, bonds, vouchers (including regarding salaries, rents, services rendered, interest paid on capital, property & income tax, harbour dues, subscript

1797 - 1930 ports wages welfare

collection of original photographs & photographs of drawings & paintings, nineteenth century, including Barmouth & other local harbours & ships, notably 157-260, glass negatives of Lister family yachts

1800 - 1899 illustrations ports sailing
Z/DO/20-22, 23-7

letters from Margaret Anwyl, Aberystwyth, to her sister Mrs Hughes, Machnlleth, & to her mother Mrs Anwyl, Llugwy, c.1800 including references to sea bathing

1800   correspondence leisure

notes regarding Jones family pedigree (parish of Llanfihangel y Traethau) copied from the back of Hugh Jones' Navigation Book of c.1800, 1947

1800 - 1947 mariners

notes regarding Penmaenpool before the railway with names of ships built there, nineteenth century

1800 - 1899 construction

Dr. Lewis Lloyd: notes re: maritime history, 19th-20th cent.

1800 - 1999 mariners

letter from Meyrick Ellis, Harlech, to Richard Jones, Ty Cerrig, regarding his share in a sloop, 13 February 1802

1802   correspondence ownership

copy of the disbursement book of the Amity of Aberdyfi, 1803-9

1803 - 1809 ships

boatmen's account book with arithmetic exercises by William Ellis, Dyffryn School, 1805

1805   mariners finances
Z/DR: 322

warrant of appointment of John Lloyd, esq. as commander of HM Podargus, sloop, 23 November 1810;

1810 - 1818 recruitment navy ships
22 letter from Stamp Office to Robert Roberts with dorse `meeting at Barmouth June 17th 1813 on acct of ships', 1812; 36, disbursement book of the Industry, sloop, 1817; 1812 - 1817 correspondence

Llanaber parish register of burials 1813-70, with entries of the burial of `bottle of beer, found dead on the shore, 14 March', 1844 & of two men `of the wreck Caroline'

1813 - 1870 deaths ships

letter from Ommaney & Druce, Norfolk Street, naval agents, to ?Edward Lloyd regarding his brother's pay & accounts, the seizure of Portuguese slave ships, 22 April 1814;

1814   correspondence navy wages slavery

disbursement book of the Susanah of Aberystwyth, 1816-26

1816 - 1826 ships

insurance policy for the Ann, 23 October 1816

1816   ships

copy will of Robert Roberts of Llanfihangel-y-traethau, including bequest of 1/16 of the Eleanor, sloop, 28 October 1817

1817   ownership shares ships

receipt of legacy duty on residues of personal estate of John Lloyd, commander of HMS Kangaroo, issued by the Stamp Office, 12 September 1818

1818   navy ships service

disbursement book of vessels including the Eunice, 1818-21, share accounts of vessels owned by John William, Llanelltyd timber merchant, 1823-43, & essay on Barmouth river ships & shareholders based on account book, 1990

1818 - 1990 ownership

bill lading of the Esther of Pwllheli, 1 June 1819

1819   ships

letter from J. Anwyl to his sister Mrs Hughes at Mr Thomas Griffiths, Aberystwyth merchant, regarding receipt of letter from John Hughes, master of the New Gifts, sloop of Aberdovey, on tombstone from Caernarvon & lack of customs, 19 Au

1820   correspondence ships trade commerce

letter from Hugh Davies of Bryncrug near Towyn to Ellinor Richards, London, with reference to horses boarding the packet to Ireland, c.1820

1820   correspondence livestock cargo

accounts of dividends paid to the owners of the Ability, 15 May 1821

1821   ships

disbursements of the Hope, June 1822

1822   ships

account book of slate shipments from Porthmadog, 1825-1912

1825 - 1912 finances cargo
67 bill from Hugh Davies, Porthmadog to John Jones, Ty Cerrig, regarding rye shipped from London, 17 May 1825; 1825   trade cargo grain

freight bill to John Jones for the Dove from London, 28 May 1825;

1825   ships cargo trade

copy of certificate of registration of the Cordelia of Barmouth, 25 June 1826, with form of endorsement for change of master listing owners

1826   ships ownership

letter from W. Gold, Grand Junction Wharf, Brentford, to John Jones, Ty Cerrig regarding shipment of rye & slate trade, 30 December 1826

1826   correspondence cargo grain commerce

ledger & account book of Lewis Richards & Meredith, ships' & general joiners of Barmouth, 1827-46

1827 - 1846 construction shipbuilders

diary of visit to Barmouth by a resident of Staffordshire, 1829

1829   journal travel leisure tourism

letter from John Jones, Ynysgain to John Jones, Ty Cerrig regarding loading of a vessel at `Felinbely', 4 February 1829

1829   correspondence ships

letter from Edward Humphreys, London to John Jones, Ty Cerrig regarding dispute of an accident of the New Harmony at sea, 1 April 1831

1831   correspondence wrecks

copy examination of Robert Edwards of the parish of Llandanwg taken before two JPs regarding his place of settlement & sleeping onboard ship, 3 September 1835


accounts of the Active, boat, 1835


logbook of the Factor of Barmouth on a voyage from London to Cape Coast Castle, Africa, 1836

1836   travel

records of the Sailor's Institute, Barmouth, comprising 1-33, sea charts, 1837-96, n.d.; 34-7, mercantile naval list & maritime directory, 1896-1917; 38-42, Lloyd's registers, 1910-17

1837 - 1917 welfare illustrations navy trade insurance

letter from JW Jones, Liverpool, to his brother-in-law John Jones, Ty Cerrig, informing him that he is to sail to Palermo, Sicily, c.1840

1840   correspondence travel

letter from Robert Anwyl, Ipswich, to Jonathan Anwyl, Llugwy, asking instructions regarding shipping of manure, 16 March 1840

1840   correspondence cargo

papers of the Diphwya quarry regarding slate shipments, 1840-93

1840 - 1893 cargo trade

letter from George Casson, Blaenyddol, to his brother John, Liverpool regarding arrival of the New Expedition at Porthmadog, 13 December 1841

1841   correspondence ships

letter from JW Jones, Sunderland to his mother informing her that he is sailing on the James & Elizabeth to Quebec, 25 March 1842

1842   correspondence travel ships Canada

letter from I.W. Jones, Middlesborough to his brother-in-law Jone Jones, Ty Cerrig informing him that he has joined the Hepsa, brig, 6 September 1842

1842   correspondence ships

letter from Thomas Jones, Glynn to John Jones regarding emigrant to America, 20 February, 1842 with details of passage fares;

1842   correspondence

typed copy of song regarding history of wreck of the Edwin in 1843, rewritten from Barmouth & District Free Press, 17 December 1903

1843 - 1903 ships

port book of Barmouth, 1844-9

1844 - 1849 harbours

memorandum that Elizabeth Jones, Ty Cerrig, had paid 20 in part payment of a vessel & note of the Esther built at Porthmadog, 18 December 1845

1845   ownership

papers of J.W. Greaves & Son Ltd of Porthmadog, including 5, (slate) stock & shipments account book, 1893-1964; 10, notice of rates & conditions of towage of Porthmadoc Steam Tug Co. Ltd, 1907; 16-31, account books of wharfmen's wages,

1849 - 1964

letter from John Evans onboard the Stathmare, brig at Cardiff, regarding arrival & voyage to the Baltic, 15 April 1849

1849   correspondence ships travel

letters from John Even, Liverpool, to Mrs Jones, Ty Cerrig with news he is leaving for Gronstadt & from Thomas Hughes with news of his being discharged from the Riverdale of Belfast, c.1850

1850   correspondence travel ships service

letter from John Evans, Cardiff, to Mrs Elizabeth Jones, Ty Cerrig, with news that he is to sail for Liverpool, 2 August 1851

1851   correspondence travel
Z/DBK/2/254 & 256

letters from Thomas Hughes to Janet Jones with news of his joining the William of Porthmadog for Danzig & onboard the Will of the Wisp at Barrow, 7 September 1851, 10 December 1851

1851   correspondence ships travel

bill of Hugh Roberts to William Pugh of Harlech for fishing nets, 21 July 1853


letters of Eliza Blackburn Vibart, India, to her sisters at Vibart, 1853-8, beginning with journey from Diamond Harbour, Calcutta

1853 - 1858 correspondence travel

copy registration certificate of the Seven Brothers of Aberystwyth, 20 August 1853

1853   ships ownership

copy registration certificate of the Merrion Lass built at Aberdyfi, 9 September 1853

1853   ships ownership

letter from Capt. John Evans at Falmouth to his wife Jennett, 28 April 1854

1854   correspondence

exercise book of Griffith Richards, National School, Barmouth on `navigation & nautical astromony with right & oblique angled trigonometry', 1854 & eight certificates of discharge of Evan Richards of Barmouth, 1868-85 for the Isabel

1854 - 1885 mathematics service ships

receipt from the Secretary of the Maritime Ancient Briton's Society to Captain John Evans of the Salem of Pwllheli, 5 December 1854

1854   ships

bills to the owners of the Fisher, 1856

1856   ships

copy of the account of Evan Owen, shipbuilder of Aberdovey, c.1858-?60, in Welsh & some English

1858 - 1860 construction

photocopy of certificate from RNLI to Capt. Humphrey Humphries regarding attempt in rescuing crew of the Margaret of Preston, 5 May 1859

1859   rescue ships lifeguard

letter from Eliza Jones to Janet Jones asking for news of arrivals of Porthmadog vessels, c.1860

1860   correspondence travel ships

letter from the Patent Net & Twine Manufactory, Musselburgh, to William Pugh, Argoed, 17 April 1861

1861   correspondence fishing

papers of Barmouth District Council including 22, harbour rates & duties, 1862; 44, photographs of Sea Defence Works, 1924-36; 46, Harbour Trustees' petition against Parliamentary bill, 1928-9; 66, letter from Office of Woods to Harbour Trust

1862 - 1936 ports illustrations coastal correspondence

RNLI testimonial to David Williams for saving crew of the Merrion Lass of Aberystwyth, May 1862 & copy of notes regarding his life, n.d.

1862   coastguard rescue ships

specification & bill for a horizontal engine & boiler shipped on the Ocean Monarch, 23 April 1862

1862   cargo

Aberdyfi crew lists, ships' agreements & logbooks, 1863-1913

1863 - 1913

records of Croesor United Slate Company Ltd including section 24, bills & debts, papers regarding Porthmadog shipments of slates, 1863-74 comprising bills, accounts, lists of debts & creditors; section 25, misc. papers, including paper reg

1863 - 1974 cargo trade

petition against the Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Railway Bill, 1863

1863   transport

letter from John Evans, Glan Conway to W. Williams regarding difficulty of sending money due to ship at Newport springing a leak, 5 November 1864

1864   correspondence damage

discharge certificate of Patrick Sullivan at Rotterdam, 3 January 1868

1868   service

cheques paid by Richard Richards from `the account of the schooner Elizabeth Richards', 1870-80

1870 - 1880 ships

letter from W. Jones Morris, Liverpool & bill of fare regarding the Abyssinia enroute to New York, 21 April & 10 May 1873

1873   correspondence prices ships travel

transcripts of muster & pay rolls of the officers & crews of the Andrew Johnson, US revenue cutter, for April & May 1871 & of the Johnson, SU revenue steamer, for March 1873 & May 1877

1873 - 1877 ships wages

memorandum of R. De la Hoyde, ship agent, Aberystwyth to Mrs Elizabeth Jones of Pennal regarding appointment on the Falcon, schooner & sale of shares, 22 July 1874

1874   trade ships ownership

photocopy of bill of sale of shares in the Keturah of Plymouth, brig, 30 June 1875

1875   ownership ships

letters from Humphrey Roberts from Portrush, Harwich, Porthmadog, Milford, Torquay & London to Mr Richards, 1876-81

1876 - 1881 correspondence

receipt of the Ynysmaengwyn estate to the Cambrian Railways Company of the payment for the rent of the ferry & right of water for the engine at Aberdovey, 1 March 1876

1876   ferries

papers regarding Aberdovey foreshore, 1877

1877   coastal

Barmouth harbour byelaws, 1877

1877   ports
Z/M/1267/3 & 11

service certificates of John Griffith of the W.W. Lloyd, brig, 1879, 1882

1879 - 1882 ships

return cabin ticket issued by the Waterford & Aberdovey Steamship Company, c.1880

1880   ships travel fares

book of duplicates of returns of service of the Barmouth lifeboat, 1881-1921

1881 - 1921 coastguard rescue

copies of letters of John Rose to Sophie R. Lloyd while engaged in war in Egypt, 1882, beginning with voyage from Kingston, Ireland onboard the Nevada & returning onboard P&O Nepaul to Portsmouth

1882   correspondence Africa travel ships

Aberdyfi port books, 1882-8

1882 - 1888 harbours

copy logbooks (originals at National Library of Wales) of the Lily & the Viking, 1884-7; logbook of the Viking, 1888-1901, with details of fish sales, salvage of the Lily, logbook of the Sea Belle

1884 - 1901 ships fishing trade wrecks
Z/DAY/74/1-92 & 75/1-121

two photographic albums, including copies of glass negatives (see Z/S/46/157-260), 1885, n.d., including North Welsh vessels, harbours, etc.

1885   illustrations ships ports

advert for `Ashworth's Rapid Fattening Pig Food' (dorse. the Keturah was lost on 6 April 1885 with notes on financial payments)


papers regarding the Ann Warren of Aberdyfi, including logbook, 1885-93, ten insurance policies, 1890-6, 1898, 1898-9, insurance statement, 1897, bills of sale of shares, 1887

1885 - 1899 ships

discharge certificates of Robert Lewis of Barmouth from the merchant navy, 1886-96

1886 - 1896 service

photocopy of letter in Welsh from William Griffith, New Zealand regarding the Caernarvon Castle, 6 July 1886

1886   correspondence

collection of misc. maps including 6-7, two maps by staff captains WE Archdeacon & WF Maxwell, R.N., of a survey of the sea & coastline of Barmouth to South Stack, 1890-3

1890   illustrations coastal

papers regarding the Lister fleet, including 38-42, six wages book including of the Jenny Jones & the Billow Crest, 1890-6; 44-9, six port charges books, 1890-1911; 50-1, two freight account books, 1893-4; 52-3, two victual books; 54, repair b

1890 - 1911

bill of lading & insurance policy for goods shipped by J.S. Jones from Liverpool to Port Madryn, Gulf of Trinidad, 30 April 1890

1890   cargo trade Caribbean Americas

letter from John J. Griffith, master of the Pride of Wales, to the editor of the Shipping Gazette regarding conditions at the port of Santos, Brazil, 23 May 1892

1892   correspondence ships publications Americas

diary of R. Jones Morris, Ty Cerrig, with note of the drowning of 10 visitors in Barmouth on 1 August, 1894

1894   journal deaths tourism

Aberdyfi register of vessels, Cambrian railways, 1895-1932, with notes of ships using the port, 1934-59

1895 - 1959 trains transport harbours

copy of discharge certificate of Francis Elllis of Harlech of the Edward Windus of Caernarfon, 1 February 1898

1898   service ships

transcript of register of the Keturah, 6 June 1898

1898   registration wrecks

letter from S. Sproston, fish merchant, Grimsby, regarding fish order, 1900

1900   correspondence fishing trade

mss entitled `the old schooners' by Miss Buddug A. Pughe, c.1900


minute book of the Soldiers & Sailors Families Association, Ardudwy-is-Artro, 1901-20

1901 - 1920 welfare mariners

papers of Robert Richards & Son, merchants of Pensarn, 1902-1913, including charter agreements, shipping notes, insurance policies, bills of lading, receipts, letter

1902 - 1913

bundle of receipts of Mr EW Ellis, shop-keeper of Barmouth including from the Aberdovey & Barmouth Steamship Co. Ltd, 1907-10

1907 - 1910 merchants Companies

copy share certificate of 12 shares in the Aberdovey & Barmouth Steamship Co. Ltd, 14 January 1910

1910   ownership Companies

copy share certificates in the Aberdovey & Barmouth Steamship Co. Ltd, 14 January 1910

1910   ownership Companies shipping

papers of the Oakeley Slate Quarries Co. Ltd including IV, slate shipment papers comprising 650-3, ships' loading accounts, 1918-38; 654-61, wharf stock & despatch papers, 1931-71; 662-78, wharf pay records, 1911-65; 679-94, export records, 19

1911 - 1971 Companies trade correspondence

diary of R. Jones Morris, Gwrachynys, with note that his brother Arthur was shipwrecked in New Zealand, 1913

1913   journal wrecks

discharge certificate of Abraham Jones of the Cariad of Caernarfon, 1916

1916   service

Frank Ellis collection including 1, letter from Blair, Hakki & Co, ship chandlers & provision merchants, to Capt. SS King James regarding problems at Russian ports, n.d.; 2, telegram sent to the Captain of the motorship King James, 1 July

1918 - 1945
6542 Barmouth Coastguard Station: records 1927-53. 1927 - 1953 coastguard

records of the Merionethshire Drainage Board including 23-4, Dovey, Mawddach & Glaslyn Fishery Board minute book, 1934-54 & ledger of rod licenses, 1940-51

1934 - 1954 fishing whaling

bundle of newspaper cuttings, letters & rough notes regarding the Unity, 1937-59

1937 - 1959 correspondence ships

biography of Thomas Davies, master mariner of Borth, by his son John Davies, 1940


letters from Craig Parri Hughes on naval service to his parents, Dolgellau, 1941

1941   correspondence navy
Z/M/585/1-2 & 592

ts copies of `a survey of the Trinity port of Aberdovey', by Councillor T. Wynne Thomas & `memorandum explaining several grounds in which the Ferries Committee should give consideration to the river Dovey Ferry', 1946, 1947; booklet by T. Wynn

1946 - 1947

minute book of the Barmouth Branch of the RNLI, 1949-67

1949 - 1967 coastguard rescue

painting of the official pennant of the Bala Boat & Yacht Club, 1953

1953   illustrations yachting

photocopies of minutes of proceedings at formal investigation of loss of m.v. Prince of Wales at Penmaenpool, 22 July 1966

1966   wrecks ships

presentation programme commemorating 150 years at Barmouth, 27 June 1978


marine archaeological report on the `bronze bell wreck' found in Cardigan Bay, 31 October 1979

6524 Barmouth Three Peaks Yacht Race: records 1979-2007. 1979 - 2007 leisure racing

programme of the Three Peaks Yacht Race, 1981

1981   yachting