List of Trades
Taken by Richard Griffith June 10th. 1794
"...A census of Caernarfon taken 10 June 1794. This is also something of a mystery, being a small leather-bound manuscript measuring about 8" x 6½" with a paper label on the front cover inscribed as follows: 'CENSUS OF CARNARVON, Taken in 1794, By, Richard Griffith, Presented by Owen Griffith Esq., Trefan'. The line 'Presented by Owen Griffith Esq.,' does not appear
on the first page, which is headed: 'Census of Caernarvon, taken by Richard Griffith, June 10th, 1794'.
"A Survey of Caernarvon, 1770 - 1840" by Kenrick Evans
We would hazard a guess from the above information that it was compiled for the Overseers of the Poor, perhaps as some sort of survey to estimate income and expenditure?
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