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Letters of Griffith Jones, Llanddowror

A manuscript, now in two volumes, containing transcripts of letters, 1732-1738, from the Rev. Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, to Madam Bridget Bevan (cf. NLW MS 6137D), followed by a copy of one letter, 24 September 1734, from (Sir) John Phillips, London to Mr [Griffith] Jones. A note at the beginning subscribed 'Tho. Charles' [i.e. the Rev. Thomas Charles of Bala] reads 'The Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones Rector of Llandowror, Caermarthenshire, to Mrs Beavan of Laugharne. - They were copied faithfully from a Mss Book in Mrs Beavan's keeping, in which she caused all the letters to be transcribed, & were presented to me by the Rev. Mr Evans, curate of the aforesaid parish of Llandowror.' [i.e. the Rev. Thomas Evans (d. 1807)]. This manuscript contains one or two notes, dates, etc., in the autograph of the Thomas Evans, e.g. ff. 47 verso-53, 161 (pencil numbering) (cf. NLW MS 6137D, p. 363). It has been freely marked in pencil, probably by the Rev. Edward Morgan, Syston, editor of Letters of the Rev. Griffith Jones ... to Mrs Bevan (London, 1832). The exact relationship between the two transcripts in the National Library of Wales and a third formerly in the Carmarthen Museum and now in the Carmarthenshire County Record Office, Carmarthen, has yet to be established.

Jones, Griffith, 1683-1761

Letters, &c.

  • NLW MS 1089B
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  • 18 cent. - 19 cent.

Letters and papers, including a petition, circa 1722, from Sir John Philipps suggesting the preferment of Owen Philipps to the rectory of Walwins Castle, Pembrokeshire, a petition, 1745, signed by Sir John Philipps, Thomas Carew, Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, and George Heathcote, to the members of the House of Commons, requesting their attendance at the House on January 16, 1746, and a Return of the number of Men that can be contained, in the Different Towns in the Counties of Carnarvon, Anglesea, Montgomery, Merioneth and Denbigh under the superintendance of Major Genl. Fisher on an emergency. Wrexham June 2nd 1805.

Philipps, John, Sir, 1666?-1737