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Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office
Edward Jones & Son, solicitors' records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DU

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Edward Jones & Son, Solicitors' Records

Short Title: Edward Jones & Son, solicitors' records

Creation date(s): 1801-1973

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 4425 items

Name of creator(s): Edward Jones & Son, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history: Edward Jones & Son is a firm of solicitors in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire. The firm appears to have been a successor to R. O. Jones & Davies, Solicitors, headed by Robert Owen Jones (fl. 1882-1912). That partnership was dissolved in 1911. The firms' client base was mainly in Blaenau Ffestiniog and surrounding areas. Edward Jones (fl. 1911-1950) and Henry Evans Jones (fl. [1933]-1976) acted as Clerks to Ffestiniog Urban District Council, Ffestiniog School Board and the Governors of Ffestiniog County School. Edward Jones was Steward of the Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, Blaenau Ffestiniog. H. Evans Jones was the Liberal candidate for Merionethshire in the 1955 General Election, and was County Commissioner of the St John Ambulance Brigade, Merionethshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Edward Jones & Son, 1801-1973, comprising solicitors' records, 1837-1971, including general correspondence, 1881-1965, letter books, 1909-1971, accounts, 1890-1966, insurance papers, 1894-1961, and practice papers, 1880-1967; court cases and related papers, 1883-1973; papers relating to business and industry, 1899-1965, including various quarries, 1899-1964, and Festiniog Carpets Ltd, 1946-1956; wills relating mainly to the Blaenau Ffestiniog area, 1857-1968; tenancy records, 1836-1960, including leases and tenancy agreements relating mainly to properties in Ffestiniog, 1836-1960, and letters, 1894-1955; deeds and documents relating to properties in Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd and elsewhere in Merionethshire, and in Caernarfonshire and Montgomeryshire, 1801-1966; papers of H. Evans Jones relating to the Liberal Party and the 1955 General Election, 1897-1899, 1951-1959; records of Ffestiniog Urban District Council, 1899-1969, and Merioneth County Council, 1922-1963; papers relating to education, 1889-1968, including Ffestiniog County School, 1895-1968, and Ffestiniog School Board, 1889-1960; records relating to charities including the St John Ambulance, 1915-1961, various societies, 1896-1962, Wesleyan Methodist Circuits, 1860, 1898-1957, and other religious bodies, 1888-1958; maps and plans relating to Merionethshire, 1900-1961; and papers relating to public undertakings, 1906-1964.


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: solicitors' records; court cases and related papers; business and industrial papers; wills; tenancy; land and property; Liberal Party candidacy; Ffestiniog UDC; local government records; Coroner's records; charities; societies; religious bodies; maps and plans; and public undertakings.

Conditions governing access: Coroner's reports (Z/DU/10) are closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives. The Coroner's reports (Z/DU/10) are uncatalogued.


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

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



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: Meirionnydd Archives, Edward Jones & Son, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Solicitor's Records, catalogue (5 volumes).

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Deeds | Wales
Deeds | Wales | Ffestiniog
Education | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence
Jones, H. Evans | (Henry Evans), | solicitor | Archives
Solicitors | Wales | Blaenau Ffestiniog | Archives
Wesleyan Methodist Church | North Wales
Wills | Wales | Gwynedd

Personal names
Jones , Edward , solicitor
Jones , H. Evans (Henry Evans) , solicitor
Jones , R. O. (Robert Owen) , solicitor

Corporate names
Edward Jones and Sons
Ffestiniog (Wales) | Urban District Council
Ffestiniog County School (Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales)
R. O. Jones & Davies, solicitors
St John Cymru Wales

Blaenau Ffestiniog (Wales)
Caernarvonshire (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)
Montgomeryshire (Wales)

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