Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, solicitors, of Fishguard Papers

Scope and Content

Papers from the offices of V. J. G. Johns and Son, 1758-[late 20th century], including deeds, draft and copy deeds and other documents relating to the properties of the Johns family and numerous clients in Ambleston, Amroth, Bridell, Castlebythe, Cilgerran, Dinas, Fishguard, Goodwick, Granston, Haverfordwest, Hayscastle, Henry's Moat, Jordanston, Lambston, Lampeter Velfrey, Letterston, Little Newcastle, Llandeloy, Llandysilio, Llanfair Nant-y-gof, Llanfyrnach, Llangolman, Llanhowel, Llanllawer, Llanreithan, Llanrhian, Llanstinan, Llanwnda, Llanycefn, Llanychaer, Llanychllwydog, Llys-y-frân, Loveston, Ludchurch, Maenclochog, Manorowen, Mathry, Milford Haven, Morvil, Narberth, Nevern, Newport, Newton, Pembroke, Prendergast, Puncheston, Roch, Rudbaxton, St David's, St Dogwells, St Edrens, St Florence, St Lawrence, St Nicholas, Spittal, Talbenny, Tenby and Whitchurch, Pembrokeshire, Caeo, Carmarthen St Peter, Cynwyl Gaeo, Llanelli, Llangain, Llangynin, Llangunnor, Llansawel, Llanwinio, Talyllychau (Talley) and St Clears, Carmarthenshire, Cardigan, Y Ferwig and Llandysiliogogo, Cardiganshire, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Llangyfelach, Pentyrch, Rhiwbina, St Andrew's Major, Swansea and Treorchy, Glamorgan, Tredegar and Trethomas, Monmouthshire, Glyntraian, Denbighshire, Chipping Sodbury and Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Barking and Regent's Park in London, Kingsbury in Middlesex, Portchester in Hampshire, Prestwich in Bury, and Tilbury, Essex, 1758, 1795-1958; wills, draft and copy wills, probate records and papers relating to personal estates, 1825-1946; particulars and conditions of sale relating to Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, 1851-1963; miscellaneous letters, 1857-1978; maps, tithe maps and plans, [c. 1838]-1905; receipts, 1888-1938; photocopies of papers (1859-1929) relating to the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Co., [late 20th century]; miscellaneous papers of V. J. G. Johns and family, 1890-1910; miscellaneous accounts, 1847-1937; papers relating to various legal cases, 1906-1933; insurance policies, 1889-1925; and personal papers of the Rev. Stephen Howells, 1893-1932.

Administrative / Biographical History

Vincent James Griffith Johns (b. 1872) was the eldest of the 14 children of the Rev. Thomas Johns (d. 1905) of Manorowen, Pembrokeshire, and his wife Mary Dorothy. In 1891, he was a solicitor's articled clerk in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. By 1901 he had established the firm of V. J. G. Johns in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. The firm accumualted papers relating to its clients interests in Pembrokeshire and elsewhere. Johns married Anna John of Mathry in 1904 and they had two children, Thomas Graham Vincent Johns (b. 1909) and Raymond Vincent Johns (b. 1911). The Rev. Stephen Howells (fl. 1893-1932) was vicar of Maenclochog, Pembrokeshire.


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Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr W. Fowler, Nanteos, Fishguard, Mr D. Bennett Howell, 24 Brodog Terrace, Fishguard, and Mr Ifor Phillips of V. J. G. Johns, Fishguard, 1988, 1991, 1996.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Pembrokeshire Record Office, Vincent James Griffith Johns and Son, solicitors, of Fishguard, catalogue.

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