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09-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Am looking for any information on a Joseph Tilson (b1799) and his son Thomas (b1832) who were watermen/lightermen/bargemen in the Wapping area. Thomas was working the river from the 1851 census until the 1901.

Peter Goodey
09-12-2008, 10:37 AM
There is a section devoted to Watermen & Lightermen on the Dockland Ancestors website.

10-12-2008, 9:09 AM
I have seen this site and read about some of the lightermen who worked the river. I think I was hoping that someone else may have come across the family in their research. I think I now need to find their apprenticeship binding information. Thanks again.