Manuscript volume entitled 'Laborers Book', containing accounts of the wages paid to agricultural and building workers on an unidentified estate (possibly in Wales or on the Welsh border) between December 1766 and December 1770. The account states the days worked by each man and his total weekly wage, and the amount paid each week to the bailiff or similar official in settlement of wages. Between December 1766 and September 1767, the men are divided into 'Laborers in Husbandry' and 'Laborers in Building'. After this date, the lists are combined, and a footnote is added each week giving the cost of husbandry, medicines and repairs.
Account book, farm labourers
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 250
- Dates of Creation1766-1770
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume containing 89 leaves
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Manuscript quarto. Bound in vellum, with 'Laborers Book' lettered on the front cover.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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