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Railway agents and canvassers

Railway agents undertook work on behalf of the railway companies, for instance in arranging transport of goods and materials by railway or delivery of parcels.

Samuel Rayson was a railway agent:


1891 Census
7 Bowen Terrace, Brecon
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
Samuel Rayson Head M 45 Railway Agent Leicestershire, Hinkley English
Rebeckah Rayson Wife M 58   Breconshire Builth English
Grace E Rayson Dau S 20 At home Derbyshire English

James Morgan acted as an agent and canvasser. Canvassers were employed to act as salesmen for the railway companies, offering and explaining the facilities available to companies and trying to secure their custom.

1891 Census
10 Wheat Street, Brecon
Name Position in
household
Marital
status
Age Occupation Place of Birth English/Welsh
speaker
James Morgan Head M 37 Railway Canvasser
and Agent
Breconshire Devynock Both
Sarah A Morgan Wife M 36   Breconshire Brecon English
Claude H Morgan Son S 10 Scholar Breconshire Brecon English

Railway Jobs in Brecon

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