Minera

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   from the WREXHAM DIRECTORY 1859

  • Coedpoeth Ironstone CompanyMr Jones, manager.
  • Minera Lime Works.  Mr John Niven, manager.
  • Minera Metallurgical Company.  Mr George Darlington, manager.
  • Minera Mining Company (Lead).  Mr George Darlington, manager.
  • Minera Union Mining Company.  Mr Verran, manager.
  • North Minera Lead Mining Co.  Mr Thomas P. Thomas, secretary.
  • Park Mine.  Mr E. Williams. manager.
  • Pool Park Mine.  Mr J. Burton. proprietor.
  • South Minera Mine.  Mr Edward Williams, manager.
  • South Pool Park Mine Mr Edward Williams, manager.
  • 'Steddfod Lime Works.  Mr J. Burton, proprietor.
  • Talwrn Colliery.  Mr J. Burton, proprietor.


   from the  SLATER's COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY  1868

  • Gentry and Clergy
  • Burton  Rev. Robert Owen, Minera Hall.
  • Jones  Rev. Thomas Jeffrey, Vicarage, Minera.
  • Schools
  • Minera National School,  Thomas Davies, master;  Louisa Harvey, mistress. 
  • Blacksmiths
  • Owen  Thomas, blacksmith, Minera.
  • Boot and Shoe Makers
  • Edwards  Joseph, boot and shoe maker, Minera.
  • Wynne  John, boot and shoe maker, Minera.
  • Lead Mining Companies
  • CENTRAL MINERA LEAD MINING Co. Limited.  Thomas Hughes, secretary.
  • EAST WESTMINSTER LEAD MINING Co. Limited.  Isaac Coke, secretary.
  • LOWERPARK MINING Co. Limited.  Thomas Hughes, secretary.
  • MINERA MINING Co. Limited John Frazer, secretary;  John Darlington, manager.
  • MINERA RAGMAN MINING Co. Limited.  Thomas Hughes, secretary.
  • MINERA UNION MINING Co. Limited.  Thomas Hughes, secretary.
  • Lime Burners
  • Lester  William, Minera.
  • MINERA LIME Co. Limited.  Charles Shepherd, manager; Office at 33 Egerton St' Chester. 
  • Millers
  • Powell  Richard, Minera Mill.
  • Shopkeepers and Dealers in Groceries and Sundries
  • Andrew  John, Minera.
  • Evans  Edward, Minera.
  • Francis  Ann, Minera.
  • Jones  John, Wern, Minera.
  • Price  John,  Minera.
  • Taverns and Public Houses
  • Miners Arms,  W.Williams, Minera.
  • Victoria,  Hugh Roberts, Minera.
  • Retailers of Beer
  • Davies  John, Minera.
  • Edwards  Ed, New Brighton, Minera.
  • Hoosen  Joseph, Minera.
  • Jones  Edwd, New Brighton, Minera.
  • Owen  Thomas, Minera.
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP And Their Ministers
  • MINERA CHURCH  Rev.Thomas J. Jones, vicar.
  • INDEPENDENT CHAPEL  Minera.
  • METHODIST WESLEYAN CHAPEL  Minera.


   from the  WORRALL'S  DIRECTORY   1874

MINERA  - POST OFFICE.  John Francis, postmaster.   Letters from all parts arrive (from Wrexham) at 7-15 morning, and are despatched thereto at 6-15 evening.   Coedpoeth is the nearest Money Order Office.


   from the  CASEY'S WREXHAM DIRECTORY   1876

  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Burton   Rev.Robert Owen, Minera Hall.
  • Fraser   John, Esq., Plas Gwyn, Minera.
  • Darlington   John, Tymwyn, Minera.
  • Mitchell   Sampson, Plas Dinas, Minera.
  • Radford   William J., Vron Heulog, Minera.
  • Thomas   Rev.John, Wern Villa, Minera.
  • Williams   Rev. John, the Parsonage, Minera.
  • Woodford   George W., Talwyn Lodge, Minera.
  • BEER RETAILERS
  • Edwards   Elias, Bwlchgwyn, Minera.
  • Edwards   John, New Brighton, Minera.
  • BLACKSMITHS
  • Jones   John, Frondeg Smithy, Minera.
  • Owen   Thomas, Minera.
  • BOOT & SHOEMAKER
  • Edwards   Joseph, Minera.
  • CIVIL ENGINEERS
  • Kirk   Minera.
  • HOTELS INNS & TAVERNS
  • Williams   M., Miners Arms, Minera.
  • LEAD MINING COMPANIES
  • Minera Mining Company   John Darlington , manager:  John Fraser, secretary.
  • Nant Minera Mining Co., Ltd   Evan Williams, chairman;  Frederick Owen, secretary.
  • Park Lead Mining Co., Minera   Edward Williams, manager.
  • Pool Park Mining Co., Minera   Harvey Kirk, manager.
  • LIME BURNERS & C.
  • Harrison   John, Minera.
  • Lester   William, Lime and Fluxing-stone Works, Minera.
  • Minera Lime Co., Ltd.   Minera
  • SHOPKEEPERS
  • Francis   Ann, Post Office, Minera.
  • Hughes   Ellen, Minera.
  • Jones   Ann, Wern, Minera.
  • Price   John, Minera.
  • STONE MERCHANTS & QUARRY OWNERS
  • Rylands   Richard A., Berwig, Minera.
  • TAILORS & DRAPERS
  • Evans   Edward, Minera.
  • WHEELWRIGHTS
  • Roberts   Edward, Minera.


   from the CROCKER'S WREXHAM DIRECTORY 1881/2

MINERA is a Township four miles from Wrexham. Population 1,490.

  • Post Office.- Jno Francis, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from all parts at 7-30am and despatched at 6-15pm. Money Order and Savings Bank Office.
  • National School.- Geo Edwd Smith, master ; Miss Louisa Harvey, mistress (girls) ; Miss Smith (infants).
  • Church.- Rev Jno Williams.
  • Chapels.- Independent, Wern Chapel.    Wesleyan Methodist.
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  • Burton  Rev R Owen, Minera Hall
  • Harrison  Mrs Jane
  • Roberts  Rev Robt (Independent) Wern Villa.
  • Williams  Rev Jno, Minera Vicarage.
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  • Andrew  Thos, mine agent, New Brighton.
  • Ball  Josiah, manager of Minera Lead Mining Co., Ltd, Minera House.
  • Berwig Freestone Quarry,  R A Rylands - proprietor, Hafod las.
  • Borlase  Jno.Sibley, manager of the Halvans Dressing Co.
  • Broadbent  Jas Alfd, manager of Minera Lime Co., Ltd.
  • Carrington  Mrs Maria, farmer, Ty Brith.
  • Cefn-Y-Gist Mining Co.,  S Michell junr, manager.
  • Consolidated Lead Mining Co.,  Jno C Morcom, manager.
  • Daniels  Edwd, farmer, overseer and collector, Wern Farm.
  • Edwards  Mrs Ann, farmer, Cae Madog.
  • Edwards  Jane, farmer, Birch Tree Farm.
  • Evans  Jno, farmer, Hafod Wen.
  • Francis  Jno, grocer and sub-postmaster.
  • Halvans Dressing Co., J Sibley, Borlase, manager.
  • Hughes  Mrs Ellen, grocer, Victoria Terrace.
  • Hughes  Rd, farmer, Tyn-Yr-Ynn.
  • Jones  Edwd, beer retailer.
  • Jones  Geo., farmer, Cae Adda.
  • Jones  Ishmael, farmer, Ty Hir.
  • Jones  P, joiner and builder, Wern.
  • Jones  Robt, farmer, Pen-Y-Bont.
  • Jones  Robt, Miners Arms.
  • Jones  T, beer retailer, Tyn-Y-Capel.
  • Jones  Thos, beer retailer, Wern.
  • LESTERS LIME WORKS.  Wm Lester - proprietor, Chas Jas Gibbons, manager.
  • Michell  Sampson, mining engineer, Plas Dinas.
  • Michell  Sampson junr, mine agt, Pentre Cottage.
  • Michell  Thos Hy, estate agent, Minera Cottage.
  • Minera Lead Mining Co Limited.  Josiah Ball, manager.
  • Minera Mountain Mining Co Ltd.  S Michell, manager.
  • Mitchell  Robt, City Arms.
  • Oldfield  Robt, mine agt, Pentre.
  • Owens  Owen, beer retailer.
  • Park Lead Mining Co Limited.  S Michell, manager.
  • Price  Jno, provision dealer.
  • Richards  J, farmer, Gegin-ddw.
  • Roberts  Edwd, wheelwright.
  • Roberts  Hugh, Victoria Inn.
  • Roberts  J, farmer, Tyr-r-Celyn.
  • Rogers  Wm, farmer, Rhos-diar.
  • Rylands  R Alex, quarry owner, Berwig Freestone Quarry. residence - Hafodlas.
  • Salisbury  Elizth, beer retailer.
  • Thomas  Robt, beer retailer, Upper Minera.
  • Wrench  R, farmer, Pen-y-Palmant.
  • Wynne  Geo Fredk, Secretary to the Minera Mining Co Lmtd, Plas Gwyn.


   From  VILLAGES AND PARISHES IN THE COUNTY OF DENBIGHSHIRE  1886

MINERA   Minera is a populous lead mining Parish, four and a half miles from Wrexham, on the borders of Denbighshire and Flintshire, situated in the former county, Poor Law Union, County Court and postal address of Wrexham, having a population in 1881 of 1,490, area 1,393 acres, with a rateable value of £5,921. Postal address, "near Wrexham."

  • PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • Church of England  -Rev. John Williams, vicar.
  • Wesleyan Chapels (Pen-y-bryn and Gwynfryn)  -Rev. W. Davies, minister.
  • SCHOOLS
  • National  -Boys', Girls', and Infants', managed by the School Attendance Committee.
  • POST OFFICE, MONEY ORDER OFFICE
  • Price  John, postmaster. Letters are received here from all parts, and are despatched daily (except Sunday).
  • MISCELLANEOUS
  • Ball  Josiah Richards, mine agent, Minera House.
  • Davies  Wm, beer retailer, White Lion, New Brighton.
  • Edwards  Isaac, beer retailer, White Horse, New Brighton.
  • Evans  Mark, farmer, Ty Brith.
  • Foulkes  John, beer retailer, Rock Tavern.
  • Goff  James, farmer, Pen-y-palmant.
  • Hughes  Richard, farmer, Tyn yr un.
  • Jones  Edward, grocer &c, Shop newydd, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Jones  George, farmer, Cae Adar.
  • Jones  Ann, farmer, Cae Hofa.
  • Jones  Robert, farmer, Pen-y-bont.
  • Jones  Thomas, licenced victular, and farmer, Tyn-y-capel.
  • Michell  Sampson, mining agent, Plas Dinas.
  • Minera Lead Mining Co. Ltd.  George F. Wynne, secretary;  Josiah Richard Ball, local manager.
  • Minera Mountain Lead Mining Co. Ltd.  Sampson Michell, manager.
  • Moreton  Richard, farmer, Cae glas.
  • Price  Hugh, beer retailer, New Brighton Tavern.
  • Price  John, grocer and postmaster, Cae Mynydd house.
  • Richards  John, farmer, Old Gegin.
  • Roberts  Hugh, licenced victular, Victoria Vaults.
  • Roberts  John, grocer &c, nr. Plas gwyn.
  • Roberts  Roberts John, farmer, Tir-y-celin.
  • Roberts  Lewis, farmer, Ystryd.
  • Roberts  Michael, grocer &c, Plas gwyn Mountain.
  • Roberts  Simon, licenced victular, and farmer, City Arms.
  • Salisbury  Elizabeth, beer retailer, Gladstone Arms, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Tansley  Henry, beer retailer, Cross Foxes, New Brighton.
  • Thomas  Robert, beer retailer, Melbourne Arms, Bwlchgwyn.
  • Williams  Richard, licenced victular, Miners' Arms.
  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Burton  John Robert, Minera Hall.
  • Williams  Rev. John, Minera Vicarage.
  • Wynne  George F., accountant, Plas gwyn.


   From  SUTTON'S DENBIGHSHIRE DIRECTORY  1889

MINERA is a township in Wrexham parish, about 5 miles therefrom, situate on the river Alyn and Offa's Dyke.   Lead mining and lime burning are carried on most extensive here.   Population in 1881, 1,490.

  • Post Office,  John Price, postmaster. Letters arrive from all parts at 7-30am, and are despatched thereto at 6pm.
  • Parish Church,  Rev. John Williams, vicar;  Rev. G.O. Browne, curate.
  • Calvanistic Methodist Chapel
  • Independent Chapel
  • Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
  • National School,  W.J.Owen, master.
  • Railway station
  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Browne  Rev. G.O.
  • Burton  J.R.Esq., Minera Hall
  • Gibbons  Mr C.J., Plas Maelor.
  • Harrison   Mrs.
  • Lewis  Mr J.
  • Mitchell  Mr Sampson.
  • Mitchell  Mr T.H., Ivy Cottage.
  • Oldfield  Mrs.
  • Turner  James Esq., Hafodwyn.
  • Williams  Rev. John, Vicarage.
  • Wynn  Mr G.F., Plasgwyn.
  • FARMERS
  • Burton  Rev. R.O., Burton Hall.
  • Edwards  Ann, Cae-fadog.
  • Gough  J., Penypalmant.
  • Hughes  Richard, Tir-y-celyn.
  • Jones  George, Cae-adr.
  • Jones  Ishmael, Ty-hir.
  • Jones  Robert, Penybont.
  • Lester  William, Eisteddfod.
  • Morton  Richard, Caeglas.
  • Oldfield  George, Cae-haidd.
  • Richards  John, Geginddw.
  • Roberts  Simon, Ddoldeg.
  • Roberts  Thomas, Ty Brith.
  • Rogers  William, Rhosdir.
  • Williams  Robert, by Miners' Arms.
  • TRADERS & OTHERS
  • Abraham  R., lead smelting works, New Brighton.
  • Carrington  Francis, Tyn-y-capel Inn.
  • Foulkes  George, beer seller.
  • Harvey  Miss, School.
  • Lester's Lime and Stone Co. Ltd.  C.J. Gibbons.
  • Minera Lime Co. Ltd.  J.Lewis.
  • Minera Mining Co.  J.R. Ball, manager;  G.F. Wynn, secretary.
  • Minera Mountain Mining Co.  Sampson Mitchell.
  • Mitchell  T.H., land agent, Ivy Cottage.
  • New Minera Mining Co.  W.D. Simmons.
  • Price  John, shopkeeper.
  • Roberts  Michael, Bwlchgwyn Inn.
  • Roberts  Robert, beer retailer.
  • Rylands  R., quarry owner, Hafodlas.
  • Simmons  W.D., manager.


 

   From  WREXHAM DISTRICT DIRECTORY  1892

  • PRIVATE RESIDENTS
  • Ball  Josiah Richards, Esq., Minera House, Minera.
  • Burton  J.R., Esq., J.P., Minera Hall, Minera.
  • Evans  Rev. Thomas Henry, Minera Vicarage, Minera.
  • Jones  Capt. George, Minera.
  • Lewis  John, Esq., Wern Villa, Minera.
  • Mitchell  T.H., Esq., estate agent, Minera.
  • Mitchell  Sampson, mining agent, Minera.
  • Rylands  Richard Alex, Esq., Hafodlas, Minera.
  • Simmons  David Donald, Esq., Tydden Squire, Wern, Minera.
  • Wynne  G.F., Esq., Plasgwyn, Minera.
  • FARMERS
  • Abraham  Ellis, Frondeg, Minera.
  • Boughey  William, Tyddyn Dedwydd, Minera.
  • Edwards  Thomas, Plasyn Fron, Minera.
  • Edwards  Jas., Gwern-y-Gaseg, Minera.
  • Daniel  Edward, assistant overseer, Wern farm, Minera.
  • Griffiths  Mrs, Tyn-y-Pistyll, Minera.
  • Jones  John, Cae Adar, Minera.
  • Machin  James, Caeglas, Minera.
  • Moreton  Richard, Caeglas, Minera.
  • GROCERS And PROVISION DEALERS
  • Jones  Philip, grocer and joiner, Wern.
  • Michael  John, Plasgwyn mountain, Minera.
  • Roberts  Michael, Plasgwyn mountain, Minera.
  • INNKEEPERS
  • Davies  John, New Brighton Tavern, Minera.
  • Foulkes  John, White Horse, New Brighton, Minera.
  • Jones  Mrs, Crown Inn, Wern.
  • Jones  Mrs, City Arms, Minera.
  • Jones  Edward, Rock Tavern, Minera.
  • Owens  Owen, Five Crosses, Minera.
  • Salisbury  Mrs Elizabeth, Gladstone Arms, Minera.
  • Thomas  Robert, Melbourne Arms, Minera.
  • Williams  Wm., Cross Foxes, New Brighton, Minera.
  • JOINERS
  • Jones  Philip, Wern, Minera.
  • SUNDRIES
  • Price  Samuel, painter and decorator, Pentre, Minera.
  • Lester's Minera Lime Works Co.  W.J.Hughes, Manager.
  • Minera Lime Works Co. Ltd.  J.W. Dean, Manager;  John Lewis, Secretary.
  • Berwig Quarries.  R.A. Rylands,Esq., Proprietor.
  • Minera Mining Co. Ltd.  Josiah Richards Ball,Esq., Manager;  G.F. Wynne,Esq., Secretary.
  • New Minera Mine Co.  David Donald Simmons,Esq., Manager;  H.E. Taylor,Esq., Chester, Managing Director.


   From   SLATER'S DIRECTORY  1895.

MINERA, a parish in the hundred of Bromfield, county of Denbigh, union, county-court district, rural deanary and archdeaconry of Wrexham, diocese of St.Asaph, is 5 miles west-north-west from Wrexham and 2 west from Plas Power railway station.   Lead mining and lime burning are carried out extensively.   The church of St.Mary is a cruciform structure, and provides sittings for 385 persons; the cast window is filled with stained glass and is a memorial to John Burton of Minera Hall; the north transept contains a memorial window to Alexander Reid of Llantysilio.   The living is a vicarage, yearly income £297, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Wrexham, and held since 1890 by the Rev. Thomas Henry Williams of St.Bees.   There are chapels for Calvinistic and Wesleyan methodists.

The area comprises 1,393 acres, of which 6 are water; the population in 1891 was 1,566.

  • POST, MONEY ORDER OFFICE & SAVINGS BANK   - John Roberts, postmaster. Letters arrive (from Wrexham) at 7.0am & despatched at 6.25pm. Telegraph office is at Coed-Poeth, 1 mile distant.
  • PLACES OF WORSHIP
  • St. Mary's Church   Rev. Thomas Henry Evans, vicar;  Rev. John Bowen & Rev. Owen G. Pritchard, curates.
  • CHAPELS
  • Calvanistic Methodist  Bwlchgwyn.
  • Wesleyan Methodist  New Brighton & Pentre Bais.
  • SCHOOL
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL  (Average attendance, boys 70, girls 72, infants 41); John William Owen, master;  Harriet E. Thompson, mistress;  Cissie Evans, infants' mistress.