AngleseyEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

Wales Gotoarrow.png Counties of Wales Gotoarrow.png Anglesey

Historic Anglesey

WalesAngleseyTrad.png

Anglesey (Welsh: Sir Fôn or Môn) was one of the thirteen historic counties of Wales.

It is an island in the Irish Sea, separated from mainland Wales by the Menai Strait.

The county was created under the terms of the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 and consisted of the cantrefi (hundreds) of Aberffraw; Rhosyr and Cemais.

Motto: Môn Mam Cymru (English: Anglesey, Mother of Wales)

Chapman Code: AGY

1974-1996 Gwynedd

WalesGwynedd1974.png

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the county and administrative county of Anglesey were abolished, for both local government and ceremonial purposes, on April 1, 1974. Anglesey became part of the newly formed county of Gwynedd, which covered the whole of north-west Wales.

Modern Anglesey

WalesAnglesey.png

Following further local government reorganisation the county of Gwynedd was re-structured, and on April 1, 1996 the county status of Anglesey was restored.

The county was later renamed, the Isle of Anglesey.

Jurisdictions

  • Hamlet
  • Parish: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England/Church in Wales
  • Hundred: an administrative subdivision of a county, usually a group of two or more parishes
  • Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
  • Registration District
  • Poor Law Union
  • Archdeaconry
  • Diocese
  • County

Parishes

See a list of the parishes in Anglesey with links to their pages.

Topics

Useful websites

more Anglesey websites ...



 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 11 March 2014, at 13:20.
  • This page has been accessed 3,460 times.