I have a Thomas Selway in the 1861 CENSUS. His profession is noted as Stone Masons Master
Is this the same as Master Stone Mason?
Thanks for any help
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22-12-2009, 2:37 PM #1drewardGuest
Stonemason title - what is the difference?
23-12-2009, 10:47 AM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2008
Master stone mason
Perhaps the term 'master' may indicate an ability to be able to work on particular stone, and produce specific work (eg. statues, buildings construction); after completing training with a Master stone mason.
There's a web site which gives a full description of all the unusual proffesions, mentioned on the census's, sorry I dont have the address
Sorry I can't be much helpful with your enquiry,
23-12-2009, 12:29 PM #3
I stand to be corrected, but I think it goes as follows:
1 Apprentice - trainee
2 Journeyman - trained
3 Master - completed both of the above, and now an employer.Michael
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23-12-2009, 4:09 PM #4
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
So yes, it is the same as Master Stone Mason. Master implies that he was either an employer (although the 'employee' might be an apprentice) or working on his own account.
TNA reference RG 9/1378 f 92 p2
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