Wheeler Edwin 1868/1869 (Inquests)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Monday, November 14, 2016, 20:23 (1126 days ago) @ ChrisW

Hi Phil and Chris,
as stated the population became much more mobile after the "railway fever" of the C19th added to the changes already brought about by the Industrial Revolution and increase in associated jobs which were better paying than the traditional ones on the land. Long distance travel was easily available and affordable.
I guess William moved either for work, or perhaps to stay with friends/relatives, maybe studying his and his neighbours' Census records etc might give clues. Was Emma Rolfe originally from the Basford area, when/how did they meet ? Was he a miner ?, this forum often sees miners moving to and from the Forest to all parts of the UK and world in search of work, including to the important Notts coalfield. Bullwell district has a long history of coal mining, also sandstone quarrying, both also worked in the Forest so seems likely to be a link ?.

Much more info abt Bullwell industry may be readily found such as these links;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulwell
http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/monographs/bulwell1946/bullwell7.htm

This prior forum post includes an example of Foresters who moved to Bullwell, Notts.
https://forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?mode=thread&id=24843

Hope this helps, J


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