Occupations of Residents of Oddfellows Street, Ystradgynlais
Oddfellows Street is part of the 'Island' on which Ystradgynlais is centred and runs from the canal to the river. Parallel to Pelican Street, in 1891 it contained 2 schools.
Many of the people who lived there in 1891 were not employed or did not give their occupation to the enumerator. However, most of those working were employed in coal mining.
An interesting point regarding the 1891 census is that the enumerator often wrote down details in Welsh - in fact many of the local residents spoke only Welsh. However, at some point the census was changed so that Welsh entries were crossed out and English words substituted.
You can find out more about this area of Ystradgynlais on the Powys Digital History Project.
|Oddfellows Street, Ystradgynlais|
|John Thomas||29||Coal miner||Joan Thomas||?||Domestic servant|
|Margaret Evans||68||Laundress||William Jones||78||Saddler|
|Howell Powell||21||Coal miner||William Jones||57||Saddler|
|William Jones||22||Carpenter||Sarah Nicholas||56||Domestic servant|
|William Hughes||33||Packer||John Rees||60||Coal miner|
|Mary Jones||23||Duster in Iron works||John Jenkins||60||General labourer|
|Phillip Hopton||24||Mason||Titus Jenkins||31||Coal miner|
|James Jones||19||Coal miner||Thomas Davies||42||Coal miner|
|William Samuel||55||Roadman||David Davies||16||Coal miner|
|John Thomas||35||General labourer||Rees Williams||79||Retired shoemaker|
|John Bevan||46|| Timekeeper and weigher
in ironworks (?)
|John Morgan||60||Coal miner|
|Lewis Jones||45||Blacksmith||John Jones||31||Checkweigher|
|Thomas Jones||19||Coal miner||David Morgan||25||Coal miner|
|John Walter Jones||19||Blacksmith's striker||Thomas Morris||40||Coal miner|
|Maurice Cox||29||General labourer||Thomas John Morris||16||Haulier|
|William Cole||28||General labourer|