what did a 'Carman' do?

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what did a 'Carman' do?

Postby Guinney1971 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:09 pm

hi all, hope you can help.

Have got the marriage cert for my gt gt g/father, William Allen who was married in 1887, aged 26.

It states that both him, (and his father) had the occupation of 'Carman' - what was a Carman?

Also, his father in law was a Coal Porter - what was one of those?

cheers,

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Re: what did a 'Carman' do?

Postby Jimmy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Carman/Charman/Carrier/Carter/Cartman,

Driver of (horse-drawn) vehicles for transporting goods. Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Modern day van driver. A Carter typically drove a light two wheeled carriage. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a Carman.

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Re: what did a 'Carman' do?

Postby Guinney1971 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:02 am

brill thanks Jimmy!! much appreciated :grin:
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