coal carrier

1) Someone who carried coals, presumably to customers.

When Thomas Drake of Shelf died in 1601 he was described as cole carrier and since there were coal-pits in the township he seems likely to have earned his living by carrying coals to customers, probably on the back of a pony. It was more usual then for the customer to collect his coal at the pit.

places Shelf
dates 1601

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