Reference code(s): GB 0211 D/FJ
Title: Francis Jones Collection
Short title: Jones, Francis, collection
Dates of creation: 1679- (accumulated -)
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 53 items
Name of creator(s): Major Francis Jones (1908-1994)
Administrative and biographical history: Major Francis Jones (1908-1994), genealogist, historian and archivist, was born in Trefin, Pembrokeshire. He worked as an archivist in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the College of Arms; he was County Archivist of Carmarthenshire, 1958-1974, and had a distinguished military career during the Second World War. In 1963, he was made Welsh Herald of Arms Extraordinary. He also held several other posts including that of President of the Cambrian Archaeological Society, and was awarded an honorary MA by the University of Wales. He wrote numerous books and articles on military history and Welsh history and genealogy, including Historic Carmarthenshire Homes and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1997). He married Ethel Charles in c. 1931 and they had four children. He died in 1994.
Scope and content: Pedigrees of Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire families compiled and copied mainly by Francis Jones, [19th century]-; plans and maps of Pembrey and Llanegwad parishes and of the Glaspant estate, Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, 1772-; and printed religious works, 1679-.
System of arrangement: Arranged by date of deposit.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Francis Jones, Carmarthen, 1985, by Francis Jones per H. W. T. Ll. Howell, Capel Iwan, 1986, and by C. S. Briggs, Aberystwyth, 1994.
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Francis Jones Collection; Jones, Francis, Historic Houses of Pembrokeshire and their Families (Newport, Pembrokeshire, 1996).
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: September 2003