The strange case of Shadrach Eynon; or the cautionary tale of a Pembrokeshire Pewterer. Written by - Kathryn Wilson.
It is often thought our ancestors stayed in the same places for centuries and had the same occupations from one generation to another, but life in the past was not so settled. For sons and some daughters who had no hope of inheriting a family business, their future was uncertain. One way it could be secured was by sending them away to learn a trade or profession. Apprenticeships were a significant factor in social advancement and migration.