Francis Jones Collection

Scope and Content

Pedigrees of Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire families compiled and copied mainly by Francis Jones, [19th century]-[1986]; plans and maps of Pembrey and Llanegwad parishes and of the Glaspant estate, Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, 1772-[1880]; and printed religious works, 1679-[1836].

Administrative / 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.


Arranged by date of deposit.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

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.


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).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected