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Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« on: Thursday 15 February 07 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Hello All :)

Help please. I have a gt grandfather Richard Pugh 1853 - 1909 lived and died in Pontesbury. In 1881 he was a rock blaster, in 1891 a stone quarry manager & in 1901 a stone quarry proprietor.
My question is how do I find out what quarry he owned, where could I get copies of deeds or maps of the quarry. I think it would be on or near Pontesbury Hill, Nills maybe???
Unfortunately not still in the family mores the pity  :'(
Any information would be greatfully received.
Mike.

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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 February 07 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Did he leave a will ?

Otherwise a google search might yield clues which you could follow up in the County Archives ?
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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 February 07 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Newfy

Not sure if he left a will.
But will keep looking.

Mike.

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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 February 07 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike,

I was trying to track down my brothers house in Whixall and emailed/phoned the Shrewsbury Archives.

They were very helpful and got out a list of all the bits that might help - and when I went down to see them they had indeed got a map showing his actual cottage from over 200 years ago!

So I am sure if the can find a canal cottage they would be able to find a quarry!

Cheers

Keith

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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 February 07 18:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Keith :)
I will give them a try next time I'm in town.
Mike.

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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 February 17 16:06 GMT (UK) »
Did you ever find any more about your Grandfather? I have to write a few words on Nills Hill Quarry(ies) and would be very interest if you tracked him down to there.
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Re: Info on Richard Pugh Pontesbury Hill
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 23:27 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to say i did not get any further. If you do get any referance to him i would still be interested.
many thanks mike evans.