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Guthrie Jones & Jones, (Corwen office), solicitor's records

Reference code(s): GB 0220 Z/DBV

Held at: Gwynedd Archives: Meirionnydd Record Office

Title: Guthrie Jones & Jones, Corwen, Solicitor's Records

Short Title: Guthrie Jones & Jones, (Corwen office), solicitor's records

Creation date(s): 1729-1967

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: Information to be supplied

Name of creator(s): Guthrie Jones & Jones, Solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history: Guthrie Jones & Jones, Solicitors, were based in Corwen, Merionethshire, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The firm dealt with cases in Corwen, and handled land transactions, mainly in Merionethshire and Denbighshire. Guthrie Jones & Jones collected records of a number of local government bodies in Merionethshire, including Corwen Poor Law Union, Edeirnion Highways Board and Edeirnion Rural District Council, as well as records of education and public undertakings. The firm had a separate office in Bala, Merionethshire.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of Guthrie Jones & Jones, Solicitors, Corwen, 1729-1967, consisting of solicitor's records, 1886-1967, including ledgers, 1896-1946; letter books, 1897-1933; insurance papers, 1865-1936; accounts and financial papers, 1891-1967; practice papers, 1899-1945; miscellaneous business papers, 1886-1946; local government records, 1777-1954, including Corwen Union, 1891-1934; Edeirnion Highways Board, 1777-1954; Edeirnion Rural District Council, 1899-1945; county councils, 1890-1919; parish councils, 1895-1931; education records, 1859-1963, including Corwen School Board records, 1878-1963; Llandrillo School Board records, 1872-1903; Glyndyfrdwy British School, 1859-1903; Bala County School, 1893-1928; Llangollen School Board, 1892-1900; miscellaneous education records, 1888-1928; court records, 1883-1965, including Merioneth County Court records, 1892-1965; Denbigh County Court records, 1890-1942; High Court records, 1893-1946; records of other county courts, 1892-1929; case papers, 1883-1961; records relating to public undertakings, including Corwen Water Company, 1893-1908; Corwen Gas Company, 1873-1923; miscellaneous records relating to public undertakings, 1861-1928; records relating to religious bodies, 1868-1933; business records, 1852-1939, mostly of the Corwen Slate Company, 1890-1936; family papers of Dr Horatio Walker, 1864-1932; wills and probate papers, 1799-1943; records of land transactions, 1729-1954; tenancy agreements, 1856-1953; maps and plans, 1861-1912; and miscellaneous papers, 1859-1967.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Solicitor's records; Local government records; Education records; Court records; Public undertakings; Religious bodies; Business records; Family records; Wills and probate papers; Land transactions; Tenancy agreements; Maps and plans; and Miscellaneous papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further material is Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Z/DP. Further material relating to Edeirnion Rural District Council is Denbighshire Record Office, Edeyrnion Rural District Council Records, RDD/L; further material relating to Denbigh County Court is Denbighshire Record Office, County Court Records, CCD; CCD/D.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Cyfreithiwr Guthrie Jones & Jones, Corwen, Solicitor's Records, catalogue.

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

Date(s) of descriptions: October 2004

Corwen Union | Archives
Court records | Wales | Denbighshire
Court records | Wales | Merioneth
Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire
Deeds | Wales | Gwynedd
Edeyrnion (Wales). | Rural District Council | Archives
Education | Wales | Denbighshire | Records and correspondence
Education | Wales | Gwynedd | Records and correspondence
Guthrie Jones & Jones | Records and correspondence
Local government | Wales | Denbighshire
Local government | Wales | Gwynedd
Solicitors | Wales | Corwen

Personal names

Corporate names
Corwen School Board
Corwen Union
Edeirnion Highways Board
Edeyrnion (Wales) | Rural District Council
Great Britain | County Court (Denbighshire)
Great Britain | County Court (Merioneth)
Guthrie Jones & Jones

Corwen (Wales)
Denbighshire (Wales)
Edeyrnion (Wales)
Merioneth (Wales)

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