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South Wales Mining Occupations

Postby Cachalot6972 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:54 am

I've come across this chap's occupation in the 1939 Register and the last word eludes me. Fmp has transcribed it as 'Shevences'. I've consulted Mr Google and tried all the usual suspects but no joy as yet.
I've sent a speculative email to the South Wales Miners Museum but given what's going on at the moment, whether I'll get a reply any time soon is in the lap of the gods.

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Re: South Wales Mining Occupations

Postby Templ4r » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:14 pm

Sheaveman?

Sheaves are pulleys. I wonder if he worked keeping the pulley and rope system working.
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Re: South Wales Mining Occupations

Postby MoVidger » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:20 pm

Unable to help with the word in question; however was your man originally from Wiltshire? If so there is this 1891 newspaper mention regarding embezzlement charges. He was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment with hard labour.

South Wales Daily News 19 November 1891
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Re: South Wales Mining Occupations

Postby Cachalot6972 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:10 pm

MoVidger: That certainly seems like the same bloke. If so, he was pretty busy in 1891: in the census he’s a ‘coalminer’, sometime during the year he went from miner to haulier, in Q3 he married Clara Melita Thomas and in November he got nicked for embezzlement!
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