Fonds GB 0210 FELLJO - Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones Papers

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Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones Papers


  • [c.1850]-1980 (accumulated 1888-1980) (Creation)

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0.228 cubic metres (10 boxes)

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Biographical history

The Rev. Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones was a typical clergyman of his day, who combined his pastoral duties with a keen interest in genealogy, philology and antiquarianism, pursuits which he was able to enjoy in his retirement. He was born on 12 August 1883 at Tal-y-bont, Breconshire, to the Rev. John Harris Jones, curate of Llanfeugan, in the same county, and Hannah, his wife (née Francis). On his father's death, the family moved to live at Blackmoore farm, Abbey Dore, near Hereford, the home of Francis's maternal grandparents, Mary and Thomas Francis. Francis was to follow in his father's footsteps, becoming a deacon in 1910, and serving as curate at Pont-y-pridd, Glamorgan, from 1910-1911. He was at Llowes, Radnorshire, from 1911-1914, receiving a licence to officiate in the Diocese of Worcester, 1916-1919, and for the Diocese of Hereford, 1919-20. From 1921-1925 he was given permission to officiate at Penydarren, Glamorgan. He served at St Mary's Cardiff, from 1925-1926, as vicar of Kenderchurch, Herefordshire, 1937-1942, and rector of Ballingham with Bolstone, from 1942 to his retirement from the ministry in 1960. On his retirement, he moved from Ballingham Rectory to live at 25 Grandstand Road, Hereford, a home he shared with his housekeeper and companion, Mrs Catherine Whitney. He died in 1982.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the Rev. Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones, 25 Grandstand Road, Hereford, 1960, 1966 and 1970 followed by a bequest in May 1981 per Dr M. I. Williams.

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Scope and content

The fonds contains papers relating to his career in the church, 1909-1960, and personal papers, including papers relating to various members of his family and papers reflecting his antiquarian interests, [c.1850]-1980.

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Accruals are not expected

System of arrangement

Arranged into two groups according to provenance at NLW: personal papers and professional papers.

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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.

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Usual copyright laws apply

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  • English

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Finding aids

A hard copy is available in NLW and in the Powys County Archives Office.

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Seven photographs, five reproductions, a framed watercolour, 'Sunset at Llangollen' by A. B. Donaldson, and three rolled wall maps are NLW, Department of Pictures and Maps, PE447-PE451.

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Previously called Rev. F. E. Llewellyn Jones (Notebooks) & Rev. F. E. Llewellyn Jones(Papers and Correspondence).

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This description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) Second Edition; AACR2 and LCSH.


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2000


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Merfyn Wyn Tomos.

Archivist's note

Compiled from information gleaned from the papers of Francis Ernest Llewellyn Jones.

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