Fonds GB 0210 JOHINS - John Jenkins Collection of Neath and Cilybebyll Deeds,

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John Jenkins Collection of Neath and Cilybebyll Deeds,


  • 1546-1933 / (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

0.09 cubic metres (7 boxes, 1 envelope, 3 rolls, 1 volume)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

John Jenkins (d.1953) was born in Resolven, and lived in Neath, both in Glamorgan. He was a mineral surveyor and estate agent, as well as an antiquarian. He was particularly interested in the manors of Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll, Glamorgan, and in the family of Herbert.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Mrs A. J. Jenkins, in 1955.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers collected by John Jenkins, mainly records of the manors of Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll, Glamorgan, 1632-1831; and deeds relating to Glamorgan and Brecknockshire, 1546-1933.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: manuscripts (relating to the history and literature of the Neath area); records of the manors of Neath Ultra and Cilybebyll; deeds; and printed books.

Conditions of access and use area

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

Welsh, English, Latin.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Further material relating to these estates is in NLW, Cilybebyll, and NLW, Map Collections.

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title supplied from contents of fonds. The deeds pre-date the life of the collector, John Jenkins.

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Description identifier

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


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

February 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Schedule of John Jenkins Collection of Neath and Cilybebyll Deeds

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