William Jones's Plas Dinas Account Book

Scope and Content

The account book of a William Jones being a record of the activities at Plas Dinas, near Llanwnda, Gwynedd, such as buying cheese and butter, what was sowed in the Spring of 1709. Also, references to local workers and family friends.

The document is a reflection of the agricultural and social state of the area in the early 18th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Plas Dinas is located near Llanwnda, Gwynedd. It probably became the home of Captain Thomas Bulkeley through his marriage to Jane, widow of Thomas Williams of Plas Dinas.

Today, Plas Dinas is a Hotel and is licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies.


Incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University of Wales Bangor by Carneddog.


Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, June 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference number : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 870

Conditions Governing Use

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

Custodial History

Carneddog mentions in a letter dated 1932 that the book was found by a stone mason in a hole in the wall of Plas Pant Afon in Llanrug, Gwynedd, the former home of Rev. P. Bayley Williams.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor are the Carneddog Manuscripts and the Diary of Peter Bayley Williams. Collection level descriptions are available on the Archives Hub

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