Farmer John Stephens: Farm Workers

Sheep shearers
Sheep shearers at Rhydoldog Estate, Elan Valley
Radnorshire Museum

The workers John employed on the farm tended to come and go; some of the staff was casual to help with the harvest. Although the pocket book does not give details of the role each servant performed, John Williams was clearly a skilled worker of some sort, commanding a hefty £41 per annum in wages - rising to £41/10/- in 1902 before he was replaced by John Robinson.

Curiously, no mention is made of wages for Evangeline Jones, the housekeeper.

Labour, wages and salaries
'Labour, wages & salaries' pages from pocket book
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