Lord Glantawe Records

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Lord Glantawe's estate and adminstration of that estate. The records include: Copy correspondence concerning legal proceedings to restrain steam locomotives on Mumbles Road 1879; correspondence and papers relating to the estate of Jenkin Jenkins 1883; correspondence and papers relating to the Spanish Corporation of London 1891-1893; Swansea Chemical Company share certificates of Sarah Jenkins and Margaret D. Thomas with related papers 1891-1893; statement of proposed scheme by Rosser Rosser for a floating dock in Swansea 1894; copy house-insurance policies on the Grange, Mumbles and Bath Villa, Morriston 1896; papers relating to the liquidation of Messrs. E. Morewood and Co. of Cwmbwrla Works 1898; agreement by Francis Treharne Thomas to indemnify Sir John Jones Jenkins against a liability to purchase shares in the Cwnfelin Steel and Tin plate Company with related papers 1900; insurance policy and papers relating to E.R. Daniell; particulars of sale of property in Morriston 1903; miscellaneous share certificates and papers 1882-1903; law bills concerning the Mumbles Railway etc 1893-1907; insurance policy and papers relating to E. Watkins; report and executors accounts of the administration of Lord Glantawe's estate 1912-1920; bank-book: Mrs Daniell and Mrs Cooper Smith 1918-1921; correspondence concerning the Glantawe estate administration 1920-1926; papers regarding Tirdonkin Colliery 1906-1921; law bills concerning Lord Glantawe's estate 1918-1922; correspondence regarding the purchase of securities 1921-1922; dividend warrants 1931; executors' cash-books 1915-1923; correspondence concerning executors receipts 1920-1923; executors' invoices and accounts 1915-1925; executors' ledgers 1915-1929; H.C.M. Daniell's private accounts 1925-1927; correspondence concerning insurance claims over motor accident 1926-1927; correspondence concerning injured gardener 1927; papers regarding luggage of J.D. Jenkins shipped to Montreal 1939; letter concerning the widening of West Cross Lane 1939; bank book of Mrs Daniell 1938-1943; account book regarding the R.A.F. billeting at the grange 1942; Glantawe estate rental 1899-1943; correspondence between Lady Bledsloe and E. Watkins 1943-1944.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Jones Jenkins was born in 1835. He was manager at Hallam's Upper Forest Works in 1858 and in 1859 formed the Beaufort Tinplate Company. He was active in local politics and was Mayor of Swansea on three occasions as well as being MP for Carmarthen. He was made Lord Glantawe in 1904 and raised to the peerage in 1906. Lord Glantawe was active in the promotion and business of the Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea which opened in 1882 and the Swansea and Mumbles Railway.

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