Low Moor Company::
 
 

These records come from an item at the Bradford office of the West Yorkshire Archives, ref LMI/19 and described as the "Forge Wage Book". It covers the period April 1916 to September 1917 and gives a snap shot of the men employed there, the sections of the forge they worked in and the wages they were paid.

Each page covers a 13 week period as follows

A - w/e April 1st to June 24th 1916

B - w/e June 31st to August 1916

C - w/e September to December 1916

D - w/e January to March 1917

E - w/e April to June 1917

F - w/e June to September 1917

 

The first column is headed with a section of the forge and underneath is a list of names. Then follows thirteen sets of columns headed "Turns" "Price" and "£-s-d ". We presume that "Turns" refers to the number of hours worked, "Price" the amount paid per hour and "£-s-d" the pounds shillings and pence total. We have only transcribed the first column of names and the sections they worked in. Sometimes only an initial is given and at others times the full first name. He have not made any presumptions and list the names as given.

 

Sections of the forge and abbreviations used

 

A - Ball Furnace

B - Coal Wheelers

C - Crank Forge

D - Crank Forge Blast Furnace

E - Crank Forge Hammer

F - Guide Mill

G - Iron Wheelers & Pullers

H - Large Bar Mill,

I - Middle Forge Ball Furnace,

J - Middle Forge Blast Furnace

K - Middle Forge Hammer,

L - New Cogging Mill,

M - No 5 Blast Furnace

N - No 5 Furnace

O - No 5 Hammer

P - No 7 Blast Furnace,

Q - Pig Weighers

R - Refined Iron Breaker

S - Refined Iron Weigher

T - Refinery

U - Refinery Weigher

V - Shearers

W - Small Bar Mill

X - Tilt Hammer

Y - Top Hammer

Z - Top Hammer Blast Furnace

& - No 7 Hammer

 

Name Surname A B C D E F
Hbt ACKROYD     F/L T/Y T T
J E AINSWORTH B B B B B B
Joseph AMOS B B B B B B
Chas ARCHER J J J J I/D J
T ARNOLD   H O/Y/H O/Y O/Y O/Y
Bar ASHFORD D          
L ASHINGTON F F F F F F
Ed BAILEY K K K K K K
W BARRACLOUGH K/C/P C C K/C/D C K/C
Wm BARRACLOUGH D C C & I/D/& D
L BARRACLOUGH Z/C/P/J P P P D/Z/&/M M/Z/P
Sydney BARRACLOUGH       P &  
J T BARTLE J J J J J J
W BARTLE K   C D    
Jas BARTLE J J J/C J/D I/D K/J
J W BARTLE         Y/H R/P/H
Horace BARTLE & C/&/J C D    
Walter BARTLE C/& & & D/& & &
W BARTLE P/Y   C      
H BARTLE   F        
B BARTLE V V V V V  
L BARTLE V V V V V V
Jos BASTOW C J/C C/L D D P
Joseph E BASTOW     H P/H/L H D/P/H/W
Geo BEAUGHEN V V V V V V
Hy BEAUGHEN V V V V V V
Alf BECKWITH       B    
Willie BELL O/Y/X K/C/O/Y/H O/Y O/Y O/Y O/Y/V
Tom BELL N/L L F/L N/A M/Z M/Z
Jas BENN K K K K K K/E
Willie BENN D/P/Z P P P P P
Jonas BENN H/W/L H/W H/W/L H/W/L H/W H/W
Hy BEST &       Q/K/&/E K/E
Sqr BEST H/W/L H/W/L H/W H/L/W H/W/CM H/W/CM
Jos BEST     L L CM CM
John T BEVERLEY H/W H/W H/W H/W/L H/W H/D/W
T W BIRCH H          
A BIRKBY H/L H/L H H/F M/Z/H/F/CM O/Y/H/F
Allen BIRKBY W     V V V
Philip BOOTH O/Y K/J/O/&/Y        
Jon BOOTH C C        
Walter BOOTH     C/Y K/C    
J BOOTH J/O/N/P/Y/Z/L O/&/Y        
Fd BOWER S S S S S R
Abm BOWER L H        
Edgar BOWMAN H H H H/L   W
E BOWMAN H/W H J H/W H/W H/W
Tom BOYES F F F F F F
Sam BRIGGS   C/P        
Barra BRITTAIN H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W
J W BROADWITH C/O/& K/C/& C C/&/H C/& C/&/K
Walter BROOK 5 H H &     &
Frank BROOK   & &      
Geo BROOK N/Z N/Z N/Z N/A    
Jonas BROOK V V V V V V
Jas BROWN C C C D/P D/& J/D
W BROWN   &     &  
Sam BROWN       V    
Frank BUCKLEY P/Z P P P P P
J W BURRON N/P/Z N/P/Z        
A CHANDLER         H  
Geo CHAPMAN J J J J J J/M
Alb CHAPMAN J J J J J J
J W CHAPMAN K/C/& & & & K/&/E &
Joseph CHAPMAN C C C D D D
Sam CHAPMAN D/P/Z P P P P P
Fd CLOUGH V V V V V V
D COCKROFT         G G
Nm COLBERT G G G G G G
Stephen COLLINS G G G G G G
John CORNWALL   T        
J CORNWELL   J T/J/C/P T/P F  
John CORNWELL H/W H/W H/W H/W/P P/H/W H/W
J I COWARD S S S S S R
John CRABTREE D     A    
Fred CRABTREE   C C/H P D/P/V P/W
F CRABTREE     J/H/F L   &
Geo CRABTREE           D
Harold CRAVEN J/C/P P P P    
John DALBY T T T T T T
Edgar DALBY J J J J I J
Herbert DAVIDSON           P/H/W
L ELLIOTT       H K P
C ELLIS T          
J W EMMETT T T T T T T
C EMMETT T T T T T T
Tom EMMETT C/& K/&/C & C/& & &
John EMMETT H H/L H H/L H/CM H
Fd EMMETT H/W H/W H/W H/L H W
F EMMETT H   H H/W H/W H
J EMMETT W/L W/L H/W   W W
Cyril EUSTACE K/C/& K/& & & & &/C
Wilksn FERDINAND J J J J J J
A GARSIDE K/C/&/Y K/C/& Y Y/C    
Frank GARSIDE D C/H P/H D    
F GARSIDE W F J/C/H/W/F      
John GILL J J J J I/D J
H GOODALL       V V  
John GREAVES V V V      
Wm GREENOUGH K/C K/C K K/C K/C K/C
Jas GREENOUGH J/D C C D D D
W GREENOUGH & C/& C/& & &  
Ward GREENOUGH         & &
John HALEY J/C/D/O/P/Y C/O/P/Y/Z/W C/P/Y/Z/L D    
J HALEY J/Z Z/H/W   P    
A HALEY H/L H/L H/L H/L H/W/CM H/CM/W
Dl HALL O/Y/Z O/Y O/Y O/Y O/Y O/Y/&
Willie HANSON C C C D D D
G W HANSON H/L H/L H H/L H/CM CM/H
T G HANSON     H H    
John HARKER K/C/O/Y K/C/& C E/&    
Geo HARLOW P          
F HARRISON           H
J HENDERSON         Q/H Q
Allan HILL         T T
J W HILL K/C/O K/C C E E E
R HINCHCLIFFE N/Z/H/L H H/W H/W H/W H/W
Racey HINCHCLIFFE W W W      
Walter HIRST K K/C K/C K K K/E
Ernest HIRST       C/E K/C C/&
E HIRST       K/& &  
Geo HIRST       H I/D/&/P/H D/P
John HODGSON V V V V V V
Squire HOLDEN         V  
C HOYLE           M/Z
R HOYLE V V V V V V
Edwin HUSTLER K K/O/Y K/O/Y K K K
S ILLINGWORTH L L        
Hy INGHAM K/C C C E E E/D
Walter JAGGER G G G G G G
Hry JEFFEREYS K/& &/F &/7FB/F & C/& C
J W JOHNSON J/C/P J/P/H J/C/P J/D/P J/D J/D/P
Joe JONES   C     P H
Henry JONES K/C/&/Y K/& & & K/O/Y/& &/C
A JOWETT           D
Varley JOWETT D/N/Z N/Z N/Z N/A M/Z M/Z
Herbert KELLETT J/P/Z P P P/H M/P  
John E KELLETT J/D/P/Z C C D/P D/P D
John KELLETT F F F F F F
Chris LAW O/Y          
Fred LAYCOCK       V D/V/P/G V
G N LEE H H H      
Jos LEE G G G G G  
Hbt LIGHTOWLER K K K K K K
W LIGHTOWLER K/C/&/X & K/& & C/& &
Jessy LIGHTOWLER Z/P/J P P P   P
R LIGHTOWLER   L Z A Z/CM M/Z
W H LISTER       K K K
V MALLINSON           F
J MARSDEN         &  
Tom MELLOR     F      
M MERCER       T T T
Isaac MERRIN T T T T T T
J W MILLER         D P
G MILNES L          
L MITCHELL V V V V V V
W MURPHY           M/H
F NETTLETON   H        
Albert NORTH         V  
W NORTH         & P
Ic ORMONDROYD H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W
H PETTY     J/C/P/H P    
Jas PLATTS P P P P & P
Joseph POLLARD H/W/L H/W/L H/W/L H/W/L H/W H/W
Nathan PRATT C C C D D D
Anthony PRATT H/W H/W H/L/SBN H/W H/W H/W
Alb RANKIN K K/& K/&      
Irvine REID C C C E E E
Hbt REID D C/P C/P D D D
Ernest REID H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W K/E/H/W/D/&
Abt RHODES H/W/L H/W H H H H
Frank RHODES H H/W H/W H/W/L H/W/CM H/CM
F RHODES P/H/W/L H/W/L H      
Joshua RHODES H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W
W RHODES     B N    
Geo RHODES F F F F F F
Walter ROWLEY V V V V V V
L SCHOFIELD     C/P P/L    
Levi SCHOFIELD       V    
Joseph SEED C/O/Y & & & & &
F SHANNON           F
W SHARP K/Y   K C C K
Walter SHARP C/& K/C/& & & & &
Sam SHAW         H H
Wm SHAW N/Y/O/Z N/Y/O/Z N/Z N/A M/Z M/Z
Geo SIMPSON   K/C C/J      
J W SINGLETON K/F C/F F F P/F F
Hy SLATER     K K K K
Ernest SLATER J J J J J J
H STEAD C C C      
Holden STEAD K/&/P K/C/& K/& K/E/& K/E &/E
A STEAD H/W H/W H/W/L H H H
Arthur STEAD P/& W   H/W H/W/B H/W
Jas STEPHENSON P/& P P P   P
Joseph STOBART K/&/Y C/& & & & &
John STOCKS K/C/D/& C C D D D
Wm STOREY K/C/&          
Geo STRINGER       P/H P/CM P/H
Amos SUGDEN       T T T
Walter SUGDEN   H        
J W SUGDEN     L H/L H H
Hy SUGDEN         T/B T
F SUGDEN           H
A SUTCLIFFE   L     Z Z/F
Harry SYKES K K K K    
E SYKES K/C/&/Y & & & & &
Jos TAYLOR H/L H/L H/L L    
Joseph TAYLOR H/W H H H H H
W TEAGLE   H/W/L H/L W W/CM  
Walter TEAGLE W W W H/L H H
S TEMPEST   O/Y/H O/Y/B O/Y O/&/Y O/&/Y
Joseph TERRY K K/C K K/E K K/&
Horace TERRY F F F F F F
Thos THORNTON C C C D/P D D
Arthur THOROGOOD       H/W H/W H
J THOROGOOD G G G G G G
Fred TOMMIS           D/H
Ic TOMMIS C C C K/E E E/&
Willie TOMMIS       V B/V  
Hanson TORDOFF T T T T T T
Ernest TORDOFF   C C      
E TORDOFF     O/Y/F F    
Sam TORDOFF F F F F F F
E VANCE   F        
G E WAINWRIGHT J/P/Z P P P &  
G WAINWRIGHT H H/W H/W H/W W W
Geo WAINWRIGHT J/C/W W   H/L &/H P/H
Lewis WALKER     & & K/& K/&
E WHITE U Q Q Q Q Q
Fd WIDDOP 5 H/&/Y O/&/Y O/&/Y O/&/Y O/Y O/&/Y
Joseph WIDDOP H H H H H/CM H/CM
Joshua WIDDOP H H/L H H/L H/CM H/CM
Jos WIDDOP W/L L W/L L    
J WIDDOP L L W/L      
Hy WILES P P P P P P
H WILKINSON   K/O/P/Y O/&/P/Y/Z C/O/A/Y O/Y/Z O/&/Z
S WILKINSON H/W     N/H/A D/H H/W
J WILKINSON L L F     F
Jack WILKINSON           D
R WILKINSON         V V
Arthur WILLIAMS       K/C C/& C
Jonas WILSON K K K K K& K
Chas WILSON K K/C/& K/C/& K/& K K
Thos WILSON K/C C C C C  
A WILSON N/H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W
W WILSON   H        
Hy WILSON F GW F F F F
J WILSON   GW        
Walter WILSON G G G G G G
Sargt WOOD J J J J I J
A WOOD J/D J J J/P I/D J
J WOOD   H        
Geo WOOD   H/W H L H  
Henry WOODHED         D/P  
J H WOODHEAD T T T T T T
J WOODHEAD       D D D
W H WOODHEAD J/D/P/H/W P/W/H P/H/L P/L/H H/W/CM/P H/D/P
W WOODHEAD Z          
C WOODHEAD H/W H/W H/W H/W H/W H
J WOOLER N/Z N/Z N/Z N/A M/Z M/Z
Alb WORSNOP K/C K/C/& C C/& C/& C

 

 

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