Document ReferenceFr 59-60
TitleCash books of Henry Daws of Nottinghamshire (distiller, maltster or brewer), 1786-1816
Extent2 volumes
AbstractThese two cash books contain details of Henry Daws' expenditure as well as memoranda recording what he did on particular days. Little is known about Daws but his expenses and memoranda show that he was involved in social welfare provision.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryNothing is known of Henry Daws whose name appears on the inside cover of the account books in this collection. The first cash book is dominated by payments for barley and malt and it seems likely therefore that Daws was a distiller, maltster or brewer. From the second cash book (FR 60), it can be assumed that he was financially independent, perhaps wealthy and that he was mobile, making regular journeys to Mansfield, Bulwell, Nottingham and Arnold, all in Nottinghamshire, as well as a journey to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire. He visited Newark (presumably Newark-Upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire) to be 'sworn in', probably as a Justice of the Peace or a Poor Law Commissioner. Many of the payments recorded in the second cash book were made to assist the poor, those summonsed to court or fatherless children.
Custodial HistoryThe cash books were acquired by The University of Nottingham's Library in 1951.
DescriptionThe detail provided in these two cash books is sufficient to provide an insight into the business career of Henry Daws and his professional occupation. More information about his identity, station and civic role would add significance to the evidence. FR 60 in particular is interesting from the point of view of social welfare provision in the late 18th and early 19th century.
MgtGroupBusiness records
Personal papers
Private papers
ArrangementThe cash books have been arranged chronologically.
TermBrewers - England - Nottinghamshire
Distillers - England - Nottinghamshire
Distilling - England - Nottinghamshire
Brewing - England - Nottinghamshire
Great Britain - Rural conditions - 19th century
Great Britain - Rural conditions - 18th century
Public welfare - England
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the cash books and copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialRecords of licensed malt manufacture in Nottinghamshire, 1810-1814 (MS 119)
Related RecordMS119

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA282Daws; Henry (fl 1786-1816); distiller maltster or brewerfl 1786-1816
NA282Daws; Henry (fl 1786-1816); distiller maltster or brewerfl 1786-1816
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