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26-05-2008, 5:44 PM
One of my rellies was a tailor in Cheshire and on the census he often had young lads living at his home or their on the day as apprentices.
Does anyone know if there would be records on him as he trained other people?
26-05-2008, 5:50 PM
Apprenticeships were just private arrangements at that time. Your best chance of finding anything would be if the local Guardians had arranged for a pauper youth to be apprenticed to him.
Depending on his age you might find a record of you ancestor's apprenticeship.
26-05-2008, 5:57 PM
Ill look into that
26-05-2008, 8:17 PM
It depends on whenyour chap was a master tailer. If in the 18th century, you may find reference to him in the Board of Stamps Apprenticeship Records. A facsimile copy of the original books is available for the earlier records, from the Parish Chest (http://www.parishchest.com/shop/index.php?cmd=viewproduct&cat=&id=P15478&pageOffset=0)
26-05-2008, 8:18 PM
I should have added that you stand a chance of finding an apprenticeship from 1710 up to 1811. See -
26-05-2008, 10:22 PM
In my family tree i have a master tailor journeyman, so excuse the ignorance but what is the difference? :confused:
27-05-2008, 7:56 AM
master tailor journeyman
He could have been a 'journeyman' or a 'master' but not both at the same time. I'd recheck the source, if I were you :D :D :D
27-05-2008, 8:16 AM
My apologies. It's my dysl.....dark glasses!
27-05-2008, 5:30 PM
Looked at my certs againand found that on his marriage cert he was a journeyman tailor and on his wife's death he was a master tailor.
does this seem correct? i've done a search on journeyman and found the definition. were they a journeyman and after enough experience become a master?
14-12-2008, 3:37 PM
A journeyman had served an apprenticeship or training and when he was more experienced and working for himself he became a master tailor or whatever.
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