Gwynedd Archives: Caernarfon Record Office
Caernarfonshire Shipping Registers
Reference code(s): GB 0219 X/SR
Title: Caernarfonshire Shipping Registers
Short title: Caernarfonshire, shipping registers
Dates of creation: 1786-1918; 1960
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: (26 items)
Name of creator(s): Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Port of Beaumaris; Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Port of Caernarfon; Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Port of Pwllheli
Administrative and biographical history: Beaumaris, Anglesey, was the principal port of North Wales until the Port of Caernarfon was established. Pwllheli was a sub-port of Beaumaris between 1840 and 1844 and a sub-port of Caernarfon after 1844. The ports were responsible to the Crown for the registration of shipping and the collection of duties on imports; their shipping registers record details of vessels including the owner, the master, changes of owner, and the eventual fate of the vessel.
Scope and content: Caernarfonshire shipping registers, 1786-1918, relating to Port of Beaumaris, 1786-1901; Port of Caernarfon, 1840-1918; Port of Pwllheli, 1840-1851; and list of ship registers, 1960.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Port of Beaumaris; Port of Caernarfon; Port of Pwllheli; and miscellaneous.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Caernarfon Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Caernarfon Record Office have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Related units of description: Further material relating to Port of Beaumaris is Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Beaumaris, Anglesey) Records, WDB; the Public Record Office, BT 107-111, 162-163, 340 and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Details of ship tolls and deeds are Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Port of Beamaris Customs and Excise Records.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Caernarfon Record Office, Shipping Registers, catalogue; Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Records of the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen (Anglesey), catalogue; Gwynedd Maritime Database, (http://freespace.virgin.net/r.cadwalader/maritime/maritime.htm#top), viewed 28 September 2004.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2004