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Posted: 06/02/2012 11:10:34
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Hi,

Does anyone know who were the mine agents from 1855 to 1860...?

Many Thanks

Sue :-)
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Posted: 06/02/2012 13:54:18
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Hi Sue
The mine was being run by a cost book company Lisburne Mines formed by John Taylor and Sons from 1834 to 1878.
John Taylor junior replaced Matthew Francis as manager in 1842
Its all in the late David Bicks book published as Northern Mine Research Society British Mining no 30.

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Posted: 06/02/2012 16:05:20
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Ah Thank you,

The person i am looking for (Thomas Pascoe) must have been at another local mine to Frongoch - i know he was lodging at Llanidloes in 1851.

He was a mine agent for the mine he was at from 1855-1857/8, before he moved to Llanfyrmach mine as agent in 1859 to 1860.

Any help anyone has, would be gratefully received...

Sue :-)
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Posted: 07/02/2012 09:31:20
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Seem to remember there might be something about the agents in the Snailbeach engineers notebook at Shropshire Record Office. This includes diagrams of machinery at (I think) Lisburne Mines & I think listed the agents. It was over 30 years ago when I looked at this so my memory may not necessarily be spot on. IP: 46.60.252.66
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Posted: 07/02/2012 20:25:36
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"Does anyone know who were the mine agents from 1855 to 1860...?"

Hunt's Mineral Statistics began listing mine agents from the late 1850s. Somewhere on Aditnow is a thread that provides links to free access all editions 1854-1881 on Google Books. This source should give you the information you are seeking for the latter part of the period 1855-1860.

Reports on the mine in the Mining Journal may have been in the name of the mine agent. However, finding an accessible run of MJ and finding the time to trawl through thousands of paghes of small print might be a challenge!
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Posted: 07/02/2012 21:04:13
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Graigfawr wrote:

"Does anyone know who were the mine agents from 1855 to 1860...?"

Hunt's Mineral Statistics began listing mine agents from the late 1850s. Somewhere on Aditnow is a thread that provides links to free access all editions 1854-1881 on Google Books. This source should give you the information you are seeking for the latter part of the period 1855-1860.

Reports on the mine in the Mining Journal may have been in the name of the mine agent. However, finding an accessible run of MJ and finding the time to trawl through thousands of paghes of small print might be a challenge!


Robert, mineral stats were my first port of call.

Before David Bick died he gave me all of his stuff on Lisburn Mines. As a point of interest, this includes one of Moessinet's original copper plate written notebooks, 1865. Simon H has confirmed authenticity.
From where David Bick got this God only knows.

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Posted: 07/02/2012 22:04:31
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Sorry Roy, I'd assummed that you'd relied on David's Frongoch monograph:

royfellows wrote:

Its all in the late David Bicks book published as Northern Mine Research Society British Mining no 30.


I should have guessed that you'd have also checked the Min Stats!
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