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Offline hurworth

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Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 01 August 20 22:59 BST (UK) »
This thread is very timely as I've been following a coal miner John Currie and his wife Mary Watson.  They married in Dysart in 1786, had couple of children baptised there, then there's quite a gap until some children were baptised in Scoonie, Tranent, Kettle and the last at Cockpen in Midlothian in 1809.

I'm wondering whether it was usual for a coal miner to move around so much, and if not, why did this family move around?


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Re: Scottish Miners in Cornwall
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 02 August 20 01:28 BST (UK) »
Wherever their is coal (or better) there will always a miner wanting to move there.