Powys County Archives Office
Papers of Messrs Gilbert Davies and Roberts, solicitors, Welshpool
Reference code(s): GB 0223 M/D/GLD
Title: Papers of Messrs Gilbert Davies and Roberts, solicitors, Welshpool
Short title: Howell, Jones and Yearsley, solicitors, Welshpool, papers
Dates of creation: 1845-1938
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 0.26 cubic metres (13 boxes)
Name of creator(s): Howell, Jones and Howell, solicitors; Howell, Jones and Yearsley, solicitors
Administrative and biographical history: Howell, Jones and Howell, later Howell, Jones and Yearsley, was a firm of solicitors based in Welshpool, Montgomeryshire. The firm was established by Abraham Howell (1810-1893), of Llanbrynmair. He became a solicitor in 1840 and joined the firm of Jones and Parry, dissolved in 1848. Howell subsequently established his own practice with his brother-in-law, Edward Jones (1830-1900), and W. Pryce Yearsley (died 1871). Later partners in the firm were C. Pryce Yearsley (fl. 1898-1907) and Howell's sons, William Mark Howell and Charles Edward Howell (1846-1906). Abraham was County Treasurer, JP and Mayor of Welshpool four times. Edward Jones served as town clerk for Welshpool and clerk of the Urban Sanitary Authority from 1866, while Charles Edward Howell was Mayor of Welshpool in 1894.
Scope and content: Papers relating to the solicitors' firm of Howell, Jones and Howell, later Howell, Jones and Yearsley, -1938, comprising administrative and personal records of the solicitors, 1857-1907, including accounts and other records of Edward Jones, 1867-1895, personal, legal and financial papers of Abraham and C. E. Howell, 1861-1907, and letter books of C. Pryce Yearsley, 1898-1907; legal papers, tenancy agreements, schedules of deeds and other documents relating mainly to the Pughe and Jones families of Llanfyllin, 1853-1938; and miscellaneous papers relating to clients of the firm, -1921.
ACCESS AND USE
System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: administrative and personal records of solicitors in the firm; clients of the practice; Pughe & Jones, Llanfyllin: miscellaneous papers; 1987 deposit.
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Powys County Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Archival history: Diaries of John Davies Corrie of Diserth, 1837-1858 (M/D/GLD/2), have been returned to the depositor.
Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited by Mr Green of Messrs Gilbert Davies and Roberts, solicitors, [n. d.]; deposited, 1987.
Note: Title supplied from name of depositor
Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Powys County Archives Service, Papers and records deposited by Mr Green of Messrs, Gilbert Davies and Roberts, solicitors, Welshpool, catalogue.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: February 2005