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Offline Roger The Hat

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*Completed (very quickly!) Coal Weaver
« on: Friday 07 January 11 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I've had a look at an Old Occupations website, but I haven't been able to find a definition for the title "Coal Weaver".
(James Crashley, b.abt. 1844, Waddingham, Lincs.)

Any ideas?

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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Coal Hewer? or Cotton Weaver?

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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Are you talking about the James Crashley to be found in Kingston upon Hull in 1891? (source info is always useful  ;) )

I think the occupation is Coal Heaver. A line has been drawn through the lower case 'h' of heaver which makes it look like a 'w'.

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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:41 GMT (UK) »
could it be coal washer
Dring, Keightley, Lincs,  Davies, Stuckey, S Wales

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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:45 GMT (UK) »
It is definately "coal heaver" on 1891 census

coal heaver - man employed in carrying coal, and especially in putting it in, and discharging it from ships.

James in 1871 was a dockside labourer -so as a coal heaver would still be working at the docks (and not in a coal mine!)

the line which goes through "heaver" also goes through the same word a few lines down -so they both can be mistaken for "weaver"

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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:47 GMT (UK) »
Apologies: RG12 3922 94 Page 11

(Rarely use references, myself!)

It's definitely Coal something.    :-\

I just thought weaving coal would be a particularly tricky occupation - and very messy!


Thank you for the comments so far.   ;) :)


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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:49 GMT (UK) »
Apologies: RG12 3922 94 Page 11

(Rarely use references, myself!)

 :o  :o


I've no doubt the occupation is coal heaver. As suzard has said this would tie up with the earlier occupation of dockside labourer.
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Re: Coal Weaver
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I can now see where the errant pen stroke is turning the "h" into a "w".

Thank you all very much for helping me tidy up another loose end.


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Coal Heaver
« Reply #8 on: Friday 07 January 11 15:56 GMT (UK) »
A Coal Heaver, aka coal bagger, coal bag filler; fills coal from trucks or stacks into bags; weighs sack on weighing machine; assists coalman to carry sacks of coal from coal yard or weighing machine to coal cart.

FRom "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"
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