Aberffraw, Anglesey, Wales Genealogy

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ABERFFRAW (ABER-FRAW), a parish, and formerly a market-town, in the union of Anglesey, hundred of Malltraeth, county of Anglesey, North Wales, 9 miles (S. W.) from Llangevni. This place, which derives its name from its situation at the mouth of the small river Fraw, was distinguished at a very early period as the principal residence of the ancient princes of North Wales. The church, dedicated to St. Beuno, is an ancient structure, 20 yards in length and 12 in breadth, containing 800 sittings. In the tything of Tyndryval anciently stood a chapel designated Capel Mair, or "St. Mary's chapel." There are places of worship for Calvinistic and Wesleyan Methodists. A ruined chapel, called Eglwys y Beili, was rebuilt for a school, in 1729. [1]

  • Aberffraw (ocasionally spelled Aberffo; Abar Fraw; Aber-Fraw) is a parish and market town in Anglesey, Wales. ABERFFRAW, a parish in the hundred of Malltraeth, in the county of Anglesey, North Wales, 16 miles S.W. of Beaumaris. It is a station on the Holyhead railway. Bangor is the post town.To learn additional information about this parish go to Genuki.org.uk.


Years County
Type of Jurisdiction Name
Hundred Malltraeth
Church of England/ Church in Wales Diocese Bangor
Civil Registration District Anglesey

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Civil Registration

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Church records

Census records

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Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Archives Wales for more useful information.

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (1849), pp. 1-12. Adapted. Date accessed: 21 August 2014.