Fonds GB 0210 DTMNES - D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) Records,

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D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) Records,


  • 1544-[?1940] (predominantly 1775-1933) (accumulated 1775-[?1940]) / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.344 cubic metres (37 boxes, 48 volumes)

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Name of creator

Administrative history

D. T. M. Jones & Co. was a firm of solicitors based in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, established [c. 1775] by Edward Jones (?1750-?1820) of Llandeilo'r Fan, Brecknockshire. His son, Edward Jones, also worked for the firm, and in 1833 became Clerk of the Peace for the county of Carmarthenshire. Roger Jones of Talgarth, Brecknockshire, attorney, was related to Edward Jones; his brother was the Rev. John Jones. The company dealt with a wide range of estates and families in the counties of Brecknockshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire. John Jones of Glanhonddu took over the business during the first half of the nineteenth century, followed by Thomas Jones of Velindre, Brecknockshire [c. 1830]-[c. 1905], who became Clerk of the Peace for Brecknockshire in 1886. By the end of the nineteenth century, the firm included Douglas Thomas Maybery Jones of Llanfair Grange, Llandovery, who continued the practice until 1933, and it was active into the 1960s.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by D. T. M. Jones & Co., Llandovery, 1956-1962.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Records from the office of D. T. M Jones & Co., solicitors, 1775-[?1940], including office correspondence, 1775-1840, of Edward Jones senior, 1775-1820, Edward Jones junior, [c. 1790]-1840, Thomas Lewis, 1793-1800, John Jones, 1805-1852 (predominantly 1845-1848), Thomas Jones, 1860-1897, and D. T. M. Jones, 1898-1933; manuscript books, 1744-1925, including letter books, 1859-1917; depositions of witnesses, 1736-1768; deeds and records of lands in Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire and Radnorshire, [16th century]-1949, including the estates of Dinas, Brecknockshire, 1756-1949, the Gwynne family of Glanbran and Buckland, 1679-1882, Cynghordy, Carmarthenshire, 1843-1945, Abermarlais, Carmarthenshire, 1712-1923, the Lloyd family of Briwnant, Carmarthenshire, 1544-1927, Glansevin, Carmarthenshire, 1678-1914, the Herbert Lloyd estate, Carmarthen, 1805-1884, Jones Family of Ystrad estate, Carmarthen and district, 1776-1865, and Llandeilo and district, 1785-1882, Glanyrannell estate, Carmarthenshire, 1692-1919, and Honeyborough, Pembrokeshire, 1783-1923; accounts, 1782-[?1940]; manorial records, [c. 1830]-1887; papers of Roger Jones, attorney, 1565-1867, including correspondence, [c. 1750]-1772, deeds and documents relating to the practice and estate, 1565-1867, and correspondence of Rev. John Jones, 1738-1790.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records deposited at the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: correspondence, manuscript volumes, deeds and documents, papers relating to local government, business records and accounts, manorial records, and miscellaneous.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

English, early deeds in Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Hard copies of the catalogues are available at the National Library of Wales.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related papers are NLW: Glansevin Estate Records, Brunant Estate Records, Sir John Williams Deeds and Papers (for deeds relating to Ystrad estate); Carmarthenshire Archives Service: Glasbrook Collection (for Glansevin and Brunant estates), Cynghordy Muniments, Taliaris muniments (includes Cynghordy).

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Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds. Some of the records collected by D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) pre-date the firm's creation.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used for the preparation of the description: National Library of Wales, Catalogue of D. T. M. Jones collection; Richards, M., Welsh Administrative and Territorial Units (Cardiff, 1969).

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  • Text: D. T. M. Jones (Solicitors) Records.