Guthrie Jones & Jones, Corwen, Solicitor's Records

Scope and Content

Records of Guthrie Jones & Jones, Solicitors, Corwen, 1729-1967, consisting of solicitor's records, 1886-1967, including ledgers, 1896-1946; letter books, 1897-1933; insurance papers, 1865-1936; accounts and financial papers, 1891-1967; practice papers, 1899-1945; miscellaneous business papers, 1886-1946; local government records, 1777-1954, including Corwen Union, 1891-1934; Edeirnion Highways Board, 1777-1954; Edeirnion Rural District Council, 1899-1945; county councils, 1890-1919; parish councils, 1895-1931; education records, 1859-1963, including Corwen School Board records, 1878-1963; Llandrillo School Board records, 1872-1903; Glyndyfrdwy British School, 1859-1903; Bala County School, 1893-1928; Llangollen School Board, 1892-1900; miscellaneous education records, 1888-1928; court records, 1883-1965, including Merioneth County Court records, 1892-1965; Denbigh County Court records, 1890-1942; High Court records, 1893-1946; records of other county courts, 1892-1929; case papers, 1883-1961; records relating to public undertakings, including Corwen Water Company, 1893-1908; Corwen Gas Company, 1873-1923; miscellaneous records relating to public undertakings, 1861-1928; records relating to religious bodies, 1868-1933; business records, 1852-1939, mostly of the Corwen Slate Company, 1890-1936; family papers of Dr Horatio Walker, 1864-1932; wills and probate papers, 1799-1943; records of land transactions, 1729-1954; tenancy agreements, 1856-1953; maps and plans, 1861-1912; and miscellaneous papers, 1859-1967.

Administrative / Biographical History

Guthrie Jones & Jones, Solicitors, were based in Corwen, Merionethshire, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The firm dealt with cases in Corwen, and handled land transactions, mainly in Merionethshire and Denbighshire. Guthrie Jones & Jones collected records of a number of local government bodies in Merionethshire, including Corwen Poor Law Union, Edeirnion Highways Board and Edeirnion Rural District Council, as well as records of education and public undertakings. The firm had a separate office in Bala, Merionethshire.


Arranged into the following: Solicitor's records; Local government records; Education records; Court records; Public undertakings; Religious bodies; Business records; Family records; Wills and probate papers; Land transactions; Tenancy agreements; Maps and plans; and Miscellaneous papers.

Access Information

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Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Cofnodion Cyfreithiwr Guthrie Jones & Jones, Corwen, Solicitor's Records, catalogue.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Meirionnydd Archives, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.


Accruals are possible

Related Material

Further material is Archifdy Meirionnydd Archives, Z/DP. Further material relating to Edeirnion Rural District Council is Denbighshire Record Office, Edeyrnion Rural District Council Records, RDD/L; further material relating to Denbigh County Court is Denbighshire Record Office, County Court Records, CCD; CCD/D.