Sub-fonds P - Public administration papers

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P

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Public administration papers

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  • [post-1719]-1926 (Creation)

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2 bundles, 1 vol. (in envelope), 6 folders, 4 envelopes

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The Griffith family played a prominent role in the public life of the town of Denbigh and district. John Griffith (2) was admitted a burgess of Denbigh in 1729. His grandson, John Wynne Griffith, was a burgess of Denbigh, 1784, councillor, 1794, alderman, 1803, 1806, 1819, Recorder of Denbigh, 1817, which post he held until his death, Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, Major in the Lleweni Legion of the Denbighshire Volunteers, 1804, and Lieutenant Colonel, MP for Denbighshire Boroughs, 1818 and 1820. His son, George, was JP for the county, Recorder and alderman of Denbigh. George's son, William Douglas Wynne Griffith, was JP and DL, sheriff in 1884, Deputy Chairman of the Quarter Sessions, Captain of the Yeomanry Cavalry, a governor of Denbigh Grammar School, Chairman of the Committee of Visitors or governing body of North Wales Lunatic Asylum. W.D.W.G. 's son, Goronwy, was Mayor of Denbigh in 1921. George's brother, Edward Humphrey, was JP for Denbighshire and Merionethshire, sheriff of Merionethshire, 1850-1851, mayor of Denbigh, 1851, Supervisor of Highways, a governor of Howell's School, Denbigh, on the committee of Denbigh Asylum, one of the Commissioners of Income Tax, Crown Gamekeeper (Warden) of the Wastes of Penllyn and Llanefydd, and Treasurer of Denbighshire. His son, Edward Wynne Griffith, was JP for Denbighshire, Merionethshire and Cheshire, and was a member of the standing Joint Committee for Cheshire.

It is more difficult to determine the exact source of the ecclesiastical papers. Several members of the family followed careers in the church, including Hugh Hughes of Weeg, Zacheus Hughes of Trefan, Peter Williams, vicar choral of St Asaph, Robert Wynne of Cwm Mein, Robert Griffith and Frederick Griffith, both of Garn.

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The group comprises ecclesiastical papers, 1727, 1764, 1912, local government and political papers, [post-1719]-1926, militia papers, 1801-1813, 1871-1876 and papers concerning the Menai Bridge and Bangor to Holyhead road building scheme, 1820.

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Arranged into four groups: ecclesiastical papers, local government and political papers, militia papers and papers concerning the Menai Bridge and Bangor to Holyhead road building scheme.

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Further details of the Griffith family's public duties may be found in their letters, FPG, and their regular careers in FPR1/2.

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Preferred citation: P

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vtls004261956

GEAC system control number

(WlAbNL)0000261956

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