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Forum: Cordwainers, Shoemakers, Saddlers, etc.

Ancestors who worked with leather.

  1. Trade directory for shoe repair shops?

    I know this is a bit of a long shot but I am looking for a directory of shoe repair shops in the London and Sussex areas from around the war time to the 1970's. I have just received a fantastic photo of my Uncle's shop in Sydenham and would love to find out more. My Dad and another Uncle also...

    Started by Penelopepitstop‎, 25-11-2009 9:25 AM
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  2. Smile Cordwainers

    This might be a dumb question to ask, however I need clarification. Did Cordwainers in general have a social standing in the 1800s. I have an ancestor who was a cordwainer and, given my limited knowledge on the subject (I hadn't even heard of the name before until I came across this...

    Started by vetsy‎, 22-10-2006 10:02 PM
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  3. Post Cordwainers in darlington

    I have past direct relatives 1770 to 1840s who were cordwainers or shoemakes and I wondered if there were any lists of info, like the yorkshire threads. Their surnames were Gregory and Wallace Brian

    Started by brimarge‎, 06-12-2009 5:06 PM
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  4. Payne Family Bootmakers

    Hello I am trying to find any reference to an Edwin Payne (Edwyn Payne) Bootmaker from Islington London. He was born in 1838/9 in Brighton - He married Amelia Summers who died in childbirth in 1865 - their daughter being named after her mother. Edwyn then married Mary Ann Ester Green in...

    Started by macca234‎, 23-08-2009 10:10 PM
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  5. Shoemaker/cordwainer

    My gg grandfather John Hedley (1796-1840) of Snitter, Northumberland is recorded as a shoemaker on his death certificate and also on the marriage certificate of one of his sons. However on the marriage certificate of his eldest son his occupation is given as 'hainer' which may mean that he was a...

    Started by bob.hedley‎, 14-08-2009 3:56 PM
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  6. Great grandfather (shoemaker) no trace of him

    My great grandfather is a mystery I cannot find any birth, death or census records on him. All I have is a marriage certificate to my great grand mother in 1886 his occupation is shoemaker (living in Oldham). My grandmother's birth in 1887 occupation boot and shoemaker. In 1890 my grand mothers...

    Started by Nina54‎, 18-06-2009 7:07 PM
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  7. Leather processing query

    Several of my ancestors were involved in the leather glove production business. Does anyone know of any description available for the full Victorian process of leather production through to "glove grade"? I should also love to know the difference between a "leather grounder" and a "leather...

    Started by dannywh‎, 19-06-2009 10:04 PM
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  8. Red face Handley cordwainers of Bristol

    My ancestors Thomas b 1759, John b 1784, John b 1808, John H b 1837 all of Bristol, is there anyone out there with details of other cordwainer Handleys in the area? Happy hunting. Neil

    Started by H4NFH‎, 13-06-2009 10:34 PM
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  9. Question Daniel O'Connor-bootmaker to the 89th Regiment

    In 1851 Would this chap and family have lived in the barracks or in Devonport itself? I don't have an address for that census, so it got me wondering!

    Started by scousecan‎, 28-05-2009 2:35 AM
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  10. Vamp Beader

    Hi everyone, Hoping someone could help here as a google search has found spectacularly nothing, except a couple of other people on the 1901 census working as the same... I recently accessed the 1911 census and found my great grandmother living with her married brother and family, single and...

    Started by LittleMissP‎, 28-12-2008 2:13 AM
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  11. Thomas Orrell Shoemaker

    I have marriage cert of my gr grand father John Orrell 1848-1883 married to Betty Cowell 1855-1903. On the cert John's father being THOMAS ORRELL occupation SHOEMAKER. Problem is that I cannot find a b.m.d. for Thomas being my gr.gr.grandfather. I understand birth circa 1808 ? Would like to find...

    Started by jake01‎, 24-11-2008 11:54 AM
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  12. Saddlers 1750s

    I am wondering if anyone has had the chance to research records of saddlers in London in the 1860. George Talbot was a saddler living in London in the 1760s. He died at the age of 33 in 1768. All I know is that he lived or worked in Bloomsbury. Prior to moving to London he lived in Eyam. Any...

    Started by Jenjen‎, 12-10-2008 8:25 PM
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  13. Cordwainer, Lee Kent 1817, Originally from Essex.

    Hi My great, great, great grandmother was Louisa Britton who married Frederick Stokes in Witham, Essex in 1839. Louisa was born in 1817 in Lee, Lewisham in Kent. She was baptised there in 1817 at St Margaret daughter of John and Sarah Britton. Her father John was a cordwainer according to her...

    Started by benny1982‎, 30-08-2008 11:02 AM
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  14. Cordwainer

    I hope this is not a daft question but my Great Great Grandfather was a Cordwainer and lived in Sedgley in the middle of the 1800s is there anyway you can find out who he worked for they always seem to find out on WDYTYA on the telly Sue

    Started by Tabby‎, 15-08-2008 5:33 PM
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  15. Leather workers.

    I have a number of shoe makers in the family one in perticular being a master shoemaker. Thomas Charles of Birdport,Worcestershire. His wife & children were cordwainers,boot closers and all sorts. The other leather worker was an Edwin Blaney he was a Brown Saddler in Warwickshire,not sure what a...

    Started by Robert Charles‎, 31-07-2008 5:18 PM
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  16. Shoemaker in Wales

    Hi Everyone My gg grandfather David Rees, was listed as a retired shoemaker in the 1901 Wales census, in Cilfynydd, he lived with his wife and his daughter, son in law (David Phillips) and family. In the 1891 census he is listed as a boot and shoe maker, although the name is spelt as Rhys,...

    Started by zane‎, 13-07-2008 2:23 AM
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  17. Smile Harris surname

    My great-great grandfather Isaac Harris was a bootmaker in London in 1849. His wife was Rebecca Jacobs. They lived on Warwick CT. Does anyone have any info on this family?

    Started by nikkastar‎, 16-06-2008 5:35 AM
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  18. Clamps Bag and Trunk manufacturers.

    The Clamp family were bag and trunk manufacturers in Liverpool from 1894 until 1908 when i think the business was sold to Edward Ellwood i would be interested if anyone has information on Ferrin Clamp. Thanks Keith.

    Started by keithchambers25‎, 03-06-2008 9:59 PM
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  19. Clog Making

    One of my "Greats" was a clog-maker in Hastings, Sussex. In wanting to find out a bit about the trade, I discovered the following and thought it might be of interest to any others out there with clog-making in their families: A craft closely related to that of bootmaking is that of...

    Started by Jan1954‎, 29-03-2008 12:43 AM
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  20. Boot closer

    Can anyone tell me what a boot closer did? I assume it involved finshing off the boot but is there a more precise definition?

    Started by Patrisia‎, 06-11-2005 11:29 PM
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    07-03-2008, 6:23 PM Go to last post

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