Denbighshire Record Office

William and John Jones MSS

Reference code(s): GB 0209 DD/DM/777

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Title: William and John Jones MSS

Short title: Jones, William, and Jones, John, papers

Dates of creation: 1817-1972

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: 0.646 cubic metres (295 items)

Name of creator(s): William Jones (1819-1904); John Jones (1825-1913); William and John Jones Trust


Administrative and biographical history: William Jones (1819-1904) and John Jones (1825-1913) were the children of William and Maria Jones, of Caia farm, Wrexham, Denbighshire. William was articled to Edwin Wyatt, solicitor, and became an auditor to the gas and water companies, savings bank and Poor Law Union in Wrexham, and clerk to the Maelor justices and tax commissioners at Overton, Flintshire. John was apprenticed as a chemist, but with his brother established the Island Green Brewery, Wrexham, in about 1857. He lived at Grove Lodge, Wrexham. John was liberal in his gifts to the Church and hospitals in Wrexham and to the parishioners of Wrexham and Rhosddu. His charitable bequests funded among other things the convalescent homes in Rhyl (1913-[1970]) and Minera (1913-1951) for the benefit of people from Wrexham and Rhosddu. These were administered by the William and John Jones Charity, which is still active, now a Trust.


Scope and content: Papers relating to William and John Jones and their business and charitable interests, 1817-1972, including deeds and other papers, 1817-1912, relating to properties in Wrexham, Minera and elsewhere in Denbighshire, and Overton, Flintshire; accounts, 1869-1916; rent books and accounts, 1902-1912; legal papers, including correspondence, 1889-1916; papers relating to the estate of William Jones, 1904-1908; papers relating to John Jones' property mainly in Denbighshire, 1895-1914; papers relating to charities, 1904-1914; newspaper cuttings and ephemera, [?1883]-1907; correspondence, 1912-1930, accounts, 1874-1963, and deeds and related papers, 1913-1921, relating to the executors of John Jones' estate; minutes, 1913-1972, accounts, 1913-1969, legal papers, 1913-1972, photographs, [1950s], and other papers of the trustees of John Jones' will; accounts, registers, inventories, staff records and other records relating to the Rhyl and Minera convalescent homes, 1912-1971.


Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: personal papers; executors of John Jones' estate; trustees of John Jones' will; convalescent homes; and miscellaneous.

Conditions governing access: Access to some documents within this collection may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation. Please contact Denbighshire Record Office for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Denbighshire Record Office.
Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by C. Davies, Secretary to the Trustees, The William and John Jones Trust, 44-46 Bridge Street, Wrexham, 1988.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds. The Trust papers postdate the deaths of William and John Jones.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Denbighshire Record Office, William and John Jones MSS, catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: May 2004



Charities | Wales | Denbighshire

Deeds | Wales | Denbighshire

Deeds | Wales | Overton (Wrexham)

Hospitals, Convalescent | Wales | Denbighshire

Jones, John, | 1825-1913 | Archives

Jones, John, | 1825-1913 | Estate

Personal names

Jones, John, 1825-1913

Jones, William, 1819-1904, of Overton

Corporate names

Island Green Brewery (Wrexham, Wales)

William and John Jones Charity