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Offline Charles IX

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Colliery sinker
« on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Can someone tell me the meaning of this please? I just recived a marriage certificate and the grooms job is down as colliery sinker  ???

Thanks in advance
Charles
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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:36 GMT (UK) »
It means he was involved in the sinking of the shafts for coal mines.

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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:44 GMT (UK) »
Sorry can you simplify it a bit. Do you mean like he helped dig the shafts down deeper?

Charles
Charles, late1600> - LLanddeusant/Merthyr tydfil/Port Talbot
Brown 1836 - Cardiff
Campbell abt.1820 - Liverpool/Port Talbot
Davey 1716 - Devon/Neath
Morgan 1819 - Llangynwyd/Port Talbot
Pontin 1693 -  Wiltshire/Methyr Tydfil
Berridge 1723 - Northampton/Cardiff
Clement 1740 - Devon/south wales
Bishop 1819> - Shropshire/Cardiff
McNally/McNelly/McAnally/McNalley 1820> - Ireland/Cumberland/Brecon

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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:47 GMT (UK) »
See  http://www.rootschat.com/links/07g9/   which shows shaft sinkers about to go down the shaft.


Stan
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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:51 GMT (UK) »
Thats great thanks a lot.

Charles
Charles, late1600> - LLanddeusant/Merthyr tydfil/Port Talbot
Brown 1836 - Cardiff
Campbell abt.1820 - Liverpool/Port Talbot
Davey 1716 - Devon/Neath
Morgan 1819 - Llangynwyd/Port Talbot
Pontin 1693 -  Wiltshire/Methyr Tydfil
Berridge 1723 - Northampton/Cardiff
Clement 1740 - Devon/south wales
Bishop 1819> - Shropshire/Cardiff
McNally/McNelly/McAnally/McNalley 1820> - Ireland/Cumberland/Brecon

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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 November 09 14:52 GMT (UK) »
Sorry can you simplify it a bit. Do you mean like he helped dig the shafts down deeper?

Charles

Every new underground coal mine has to have shafts excavated down to the seams so they could extract the coal. The only exceptions were drift mines where a tunnel was driven into a hillside to get at the coal. Shaft Sinkers were a special breed who went from colliery to colliery to sink shafts.

Stan
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Re: Colliery sinker
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 11 February 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
My husband, son's and father-in-law are/were dyspraxic feeling at their best when shovelling or banging metal (gross shoulder movements) as well as miners the family has included grave diggers and steam train stokers.   My father in law was a boilermaker/ tinsmith, his father a miner and his a stoker (all Pontins).   My husband is an archaeologist - posh shovelling!