Dear Roy and Gerry,
Here in Australia the wagons passed over a weighbridge and the check
weighman would record the total weight, and deduct the tare weight of the
wagon from the total weight to obtain the net weight of product.....e.g.
coal, grain or whatever .....usually before it went into the hold of a
ship...or wherever it was being sent or consumed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerry" <gerry(a)asterisk.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Dyfed] Re Thomas Griffiths
on 29/11/04 7:05 pm, Roy Davies at Roy.Davies(a)exeter.ac.uk wrote:
> Perhaps if it were possible to search census returns for
> occupations beginning with the stem "weigh*" I might be
> able to find him. However the censuses that are online on
> Ancestry don't seem to allow searches by occupation, as far
> as I can tell.
Just one entry out of 45,000 in my incomplete 1891 census database of
Pembrokeshire - "Check Weighman" living in Pill, Llangwm.
As his mother/aunt and grandfather were both working at a colliery, I
suspect the job had something to do with coal mining. If he wasn't living
a coal mining area, then I can only suggest it was some other
occupation/industry where the weight of the end product mattered -
shipping, grain, quarrying(?).
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