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Pembrokeshire Record Office
V. J. G. Johns and Son, solicitors, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0213 D/VJ

Held at: Pembrokeshire Record Office

Title: Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, solicitors, of Fishguard Papers

Short Title: V. J. G. Johns and Son, solicitors, papers

Creation date(s): 1758-1978 (mainly 1795-1978)

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history: Vincent James Griffith Johns (b. 1872) was the eldest of the 14 children of the Rev. Thomas Johns (d. 1905) of Manorowen, Pembrokeshire, and his wife Mary Dorothy. In 1891, he was a solicitor's articled clerk in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. By 1901 he had established the firm of V. J. G. Johns in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. The firm accumualted papers relating to its clients interests in Pembrokeshire and elsewhere. Johns married Anna John of Mathry in 1904 and they had two children, Thomas Graham Vincent Johns (b. 1909) and Raymond Vincent Johns (b. 1911). The Rev. Stephen Howells (fl. 1893-1932) was vicar of Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers from the offices of V. J. G. Johns and Son, 1758-[late 20th century], including deeds, draft and copy deeds and other documents relating to the properties of the Johns family and numerous clients in Ambleston, Amroth, Bridell, Castlebythe, Cilgerran, Dinas, Fishguard, Goodwick, Granston, Haverfordwest, Hayscastle, Henry's Moat, Jordanston, Lambston, Lampeter Velfrey, Letterston, Little Newcastle, Llandeloy, Llandysilio, Llanfair Nant-y-gof, Llanfyrnach, Llangolman, Llanhowel, Llanllawer, Llanreithan, Llanrhian, Llanstinan, Llanwnda, Llanycefn, Llanychaer, Llanychllwydog, Llys-y-frân, Loveston, Ludchurch, Maenclochog, Manorowen, Mathry, Milford Haven, Morvil, Narberth, Nevern, Newport, Newton, Pembroke, Prendergast, Puncheston, Roch, Rudbaxton, St David's, St Dogwells, St Edrens, St Florence, St Lawrence, St Nicholas, Spittal, Talbenny, Tenby and Whitchurch, Pembrokeshire, Caeo, Carmarthen St Peter, Cynwyl Gaeo, Llanelli, Llangain, Llangynin, Llangunnor, Llansawel, Llanwinio, Talyllychau (Talley) and St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Cardigan, Y Ferwig and Llandysiliogogo, Cardiganshire, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Llangyfelach, Pentyrch, Rhiwbina, St Andrew's Major, Swansea and Treorchy, Glamorgan, Tredegar and Trethomas, Monmouthshire, Glyntraian, Denbighshire, Chipping Sodbury and Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Barking and Regent's Park in London, Kingsbury in Middlesex, Portchester in Hampshire, Prestwich in Bury, and Tilbury, Essex, 1758, 1795-1958; wills, draft and copy wills, probate records and papers relating to personal estates, 1825-1946; particulars and conditions of sale relating to Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, 1851-1963; miscellaneous letters, 1857-1978; maps, tithe maps and plans, [c. 1838]-1905; receipts, 1888-1938; photocopies of papers (1859-1929) relating to the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Co., [late 20th century]; miscellaneous papers of V. J. G. Johns and family, 1890-1910; miscellaneous accounts, 1847-1937; papers relating to various legal cases, 1906-1933; insurance policies, 1889-1925; and personal papers of the Rev. Stephen Howells, 1893-1932.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: [?Original order maintained]

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Pembrokeshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr W. Fowler, Nanteos, Fishguard, Mr D. Bennett Howell, 24 Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, and Mr Ifor Phillips of V. J. G. Johns, Fishguard, 1988, 1991, 1996.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, solicitors, of Fishguard, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: July 2005

Deeds | England
Deeds | Wales
Deeds | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Personal archives | Wales | Pembrokeshire
Solicitors | Wales | Fishguard | Archives
Wills | Wales | Pembrokeshire

Personal names
Howells , Stephen
Johns , V. J. G. (Vincent James Griffith) , b. 1872

Corporate names
Fishguard Harbour Improvement Company
Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, | solicitors

Carmarthenshire (Wales)
Fishguard (Wales)
Goodwick (Wales)
Llanwnda (Pembrokeshire, Wales)
Manorowen (Wales)
Pembrokeshire (Wales)

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