John Jones Tŷmawr family notes, [early 18th century]; funeral books, 1894-1932; account books, 1894-1926; Festiniog Benefit Society rules, 1898; Management Fund receipts and payment books, 1900-1938; sickness books, 1900-1927; investment books, 1917-1957; funeral fund, 1923-1950; account books of the patients treasury, 1925-1955; general ledger, 1934-1954; and minute books, 1936-1956.
Festiniog Benefit Society Records
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 220 Z/M/764
- Dates of Creation[18th century]-1957
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Welsh
- Physical DescriptionNot provided
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Benefit societies or friendly societies were formed for mutual insurance, among tradesmen and in labour unions, to provide for relief during sickness, old age, and burial expenses. Festiniog Benefit Society, Ffestiniog, Merionethshire, was active from 1898.
Arranged into the following: John Jones Tŷmawr family; funeral books; account books; Festiniog Benefit Society rules; Management Fund receipts and payment books; sickness books; investment books; funeral fund; account books of the patients treasury; general ledger; and minute books.
Conditions Governing Access
Compiled by Seri Crawley for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Meirionnydd Archives, Miscellaneous Collection (Dolgellau), Festiniog Benefit Society records and correspondence
Other Finding Aids
Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Meirionnydd Archives, the National Register of Archives and the National Library of Wales. The catalogue is available online.
Conditions Governing Use
Usual copyright laws apply.
All records deposited at Meirionnydd Archives have been retained.
The papers came into the possession of Cledwyn Williams, Esq., Ffestiniog, together with papers relating to John Jones Tŷmawr.
Accruals are not expected.