John Jones, Drover Account Book

Scope and Content

Account book being a financial record of the journey of John Jones, drover, with his pigs, to the Midlands, 1804-1805. Includes names of customers, details of wages paid to his assistants and amounts paid at toll gates. Also contains details of products bought and sold at Abercain and surrounding area, 1821-1822.

Administrative / Biographical History

Little biographical information was available regarding John Jones, drover, of Abercain, Gwynedd. He was the father of a George Jones, who in turn was the father of William, a farmer, Robert, a banker in Pwllheli and John, a minister.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Access Information

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Donated by J. Howard Jones in 1932.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

An item level typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 917

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

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