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17-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Did Bricklayer`s do an appenticeship in early 1800`s?
17-10-2008, 1:01 PM
Did Bricklayers do an apprenticeship in early 1800s?
Probably. Have a look at the 1881 census which is free and searchable on occupation. You'll find quite a few apprentice bricklayers. The apprenticeship might be a pretty informal arrangement though. If you're going to be looking for records you need to read this:
18-10-2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks Peter that has been very helpful.
23-10-2008, 10:06 AM
I think bricklaying was a skill that was passed from father to son. Just about every male child in my father's side of the family was a bricklayer from the 1800's onwards (the earliest records I have), but that tradition ended with my father, because he fell out with his father and ran away to sea.
23-10-2008, 5:55 PM
I think your right, as mine were all bricklayers from early 1800`s right up till 1900, but my grandad didn`t follow that trade.
23-10-2008, 6:49 PM
My husband's gggrandfather was a master mason ..... (very skilled bricklayer) I understand he apprenticed before coming to Canada in the 1820's.
23-10-2008, 8:19 PM
Bricklayers were apprenticed usually and it was 7/8 years though sometimes for the payment of a fee it was shortened. Bricklaying was a skilled trade. The use of quicklime made it dangerous. The Canadian apprenticeships followed the line of the British and were at least seven years.M
24-10-2008, 10:39 AM
It wasn't just the use of quicklime - most bricklayers made their own quicklime by heating local limestone and mixing it with water. It was quite a dangerous process. No "readymix" cement in those days.
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