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Accounts of tax and other dues

The file comprises an assessment on the inhabitants of Lleweni for paying a fine on Lon Velen, [pre-1791], a small notebook containing notes of taxes paid, especially property tax, dividends and interest, 1798-1810, and certificates of allowance on property tax and poor rate, 1809-1812.

Letters to other members of the Griffith family

The series comprises letters to Jane Griffith (nee Wynne), 1789-1813, John Wynne Griffith the younger, 1804, Thomas Griffith, 1804-1815, George Griffith, 1813-1870, Frederick Griffith, 1824, William Henry Griffith, 1827-1828, 1835, Charlotte Maria Griffith, 1833-1836, William Douglas Wynne Griffith, 1861-1916, and John Douglas Wynne Griffith, 1942-1943. Recurrent subjects include the military career of Thomas Griffith and his death in India, condolences on the deaths of other family members, taxation, crown rents, public appointments and duties of individuals in addition to their regular careers.

Letters to Phoebe Lloyd,

Forty-three holograph letters from Eliza Griffith, Carreglwyd, etc., to Phoebe Lloyd at Soughton, at Hafodunos, etc., [17]82-1804 and undated (copious news of relatives and friends, accounts of visits to and from Carreglwyd, the vacant living of Aber, the loss of a vessel opposite Trevadog, the prevalence of ague in Anglesey, an accident to a mail coach on the bridge by Holyhead, the death of 'Shone Pedrog', Malltraeth enclosure (1788-1789), Mr. [Holland] Griffith's attendance at a Druid meeting, a riot at Beaumaris, parliamentary election (1796), a recent dreadful duelling in the writer's area, a reference to Barmouth as a fashionable bathing place (1796), a warrant issued against Sir John Bulkeley of Presaddved, a tax of 3/- in the £, Paul Panton's health and reported arrest for £7,000, the enrolment of the Anglesey militia, a shortage of water, comments on the Irish revolt (1798), the death of Mrs. [Mary] Griffith of Berw, the sad situation of the Fleet (1800), the draining of the mine, the prospect of a bad winter as the result of the farmers' refusal to sell their stock at home (1800), the removal of Mr. Sparrow from the Custom House at Beaumaris, current high prices, shocking perjury at the Anglesey Assizes, rumours of a French invasion, a visit to Puffing [sic] Island, a visit from the famous harper Will Edwards, a meeting at Berw about the embankment) (together with an addition by C[atharine] Lloyd).

Eliza Griffith.


The file comprises receipts, 1714-1876, 1906, including receipts for chief rent, 1714, valet's fee, 1760, duty paid on silver plate, 1761, land tax and poor rate, 1777-1779, highway tax, 1778, duty on malt, 1779, and legacies received by Robert Griffith, 1813-1814.