Charles Herbert Stokes


1873–1875  owner Drisgol manganese mine, Ponterwyd [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 38]
1874–1879owner Royal Mines manganese mine, Ponterwyd [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 82]
1874–1879owner Tanyrallt lead and silver mine, Talybont [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 84]
1876–1877, 1879owner Nantclyn lead mine, Bow Street [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 70]
1877–1881owner Dolfawr lead mine, Aberystwyth [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 37]
1877–1878owner Dolwen East lead mine, Devil’s Bridge [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 38]
1877–1880owner Mynydd Nodol
1880owner(?) Moel, “8 miles from Machynlleth” [Hall 2008a]
1881owner Allt Goch lead mine, Talybont [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 3]
1881–1883owner Penrhyn Gerwen lead mine, Glandovery [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 75]
1881–1883owner Ynys lead mine, Taliesin [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 90]
1882–1884owner Camddwr Mawr lead mine, Ponterwyd [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 17]
1891–1894chief agent Welsh Broken Hill lead and silver mine [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 88]
1894owner Welsh Broken Hill lead and silver mine [Burt, Waite & Burnley 1986: 88]

According to Simon Hughes [2005] Stokes ran some 20 mining companies over a 20 year period. Hughes comments that his outgoings appear far greater than his returns and that he must have been a “man of some vigilance and substance”. Stokes was related to (he was possibly the older brother or a young uncle of) Arthur H. Stokes, Mines Inspector and historian of the Derbyshire lead mines.

Stokes is known to have lodged at the Aberhosan Post Office having become interested in this area through his work at Dylife. According to Hughes he died around 1888 – however this appears to conflict with the information cited by Burt, Waite & Burnley [1986: 86, 88] which suggests he was active until at least 1894.