Forest miners going to Wigan (Parish Records)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 00:15 (2374 days ago) @ Megan

Hi Megan,
by careful word-searching of this forum we can find several cases of miners moving from the FoD to Wigan, or vice-versa, to find work. I don't know whether this was due to word-of mouth, or perhaps encouraged by newspaper articles or adverts placed by collieries needing workers. Here are links to some of these prior threads, hopefully they will interest you. The first is for a William PEART who was born in Wigan but by 1911 was a settled familyman in Yorkley.

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