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Forum: Cordwainers, Shoemakers, Saddlers, etc.

Ancestors who worked with leather.

  1. Peter Candler, father and son, cordwainers

    The two Peters appear to have been cordwainers in Norwich in the 18th century. Does anyone have any information on them, please?

    Started by brican‎, 14-04-2017 6:15 AM
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  2. Shoemaker/Cordwainer North Yorkshire

    My Great Great Grandfather was named Batty, I think this is the correct spelling but it could be Battie He had a Daughter Isabella, who according to the Census was born in Hawes North Yorkshire. I have tried to trace him in the Census but have had no luck, his wife Margaret I can find and...

    Started by Neebits12‎, 15-01-2016 12:16 AM
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    12-10-2016, 7:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Cordwainers in Durham

    Hello, I am trying to locate my 3rd great Grandfather's parents. He was Henry Gibson born in Heightington, Durham in 1782 and was a shoemaker. I have been looking for seven years for his parents. I have such good records for Henry, but absolutely not sigh at all of his parents, so I thought...

    Started by Darklldo‎, 29-05-2014 12:20 AM
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  4. Cordwainer to breeches maker

    Were breeches made from leather in the 1700s? Do you think it is a logical move to go from being a cordwainer to a breeches maker? I believe my ancestor may have done this in the mid 1700s. Thanks Jen

    Started by Jenjen‎, 29-10-2013 12:35 PM
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  5. Cordwainer or Cordswainer in Kent

    I've seen it with the "S" in the middle and without...although more often without. Looking for record sources for professional organizations etc. 1800-1890 in Kent. Specifically anything around Maidstone. I wrote a blog post on my cordwainer ancestor in Wittersham, Kent which might be of...

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 08-10-2013 6:11 PM
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  6. cordwainers, shoemakers

    would anyone know if there was a GUILD for cordwainers/shoemakers etc ,where there would be a listing of the tradesmen? Especially in the 1700's? Seeing the trade unions were starting if would be a nice shortcut. Corinne

    Started by corinne1792‎, 03-07-2013 5:09 AM
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  7. A AUSTIN, Shoe Manufr 1899 (Northampton?)

    Filed with Alfred Samuel Abbott's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (for Abbott) from A AUSTIN, Boot Manufacturer of The Rock, Rushden RSO, dated August 1899. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y, ABB, page 1880 (repeated page 1881)

    Started by fullscott‎, 27-06-2013 10:01 PM
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  8. Question Shoe makers Chesham, Bucks

    I have traced my g.g.g-grandfather William Arnott to Chesham, Bucks. He was born in 1753 and married to Mary Humprey in 1788. Can anyone give any information on WHERE they married, please?

    Started by Fudgie‎, 20-04-2012 12:25 PM
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    19-06-2013, 9:43 PM Go to last post
  9. Norfolk to Brighton Move

    My 3xG Grandfather - William Henry Wymer (1837 to 1894) - was a Shoemaker/Cordwainer/Bootmaker in Costessey & Norwich, Norfolk before moving to Brighton, Sussex between the 1861 & 1871 censuses. What would prompt such a move? Were his skills required in Brighton? Thanks for any help. Cheers...

    Started by David Finnigan‎, 08-05-2013 5:29 AM
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    09-05-2013, 11:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Boot Clickers

    Does anybody know what a boot clicker was? My family tree is full of boot makers, boot finishers, boot manufacturers, boot sewing machine workers ... and boot clickers. It SEEMS to be the occupation of the youngsters just starting the trade, in the days after the transition from boot makers...

    Started by Jeremy Burrows‎, 01-04-2013 10:47 AM
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  11. Shoesmith

    Was wondering about this occupation, would this be more likely to be a shoemaker or maybe a blacksmith, tried google no luck-cheers Val

    Started by valg‎, 29-10-2009 2:02 AM
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  12. William Tuckwood 1780 Shoemaker-Notts.St Mary

    Hi everyone, I have searched as many records as been available to find William Tuckwood Shoemaker,but no luck.He was living in St Marys Nottingham.In 1814 he was living at Boot Lane,Shoemaker,1822 living at Cross St,Shoemaker.1825,living at Cross St,Shoemaker.1834 Shoemaker with Charles Tuckwood...

    Started by Maggie Mae‎, 18-10-2012 2:45 PM
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  13. Help please

    I have a marriage certificate for my 2nd great grandfather. He was a shoemaker, as were others associated with the family. His father's profession is recorded as what looks like Goal Moler. Is there any name/term in shoemaking that would be anything like this? Kind regards, Mike

    Started by drmike789‎, 27-04-2012 8:04 PM
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  14. MARTIN Master Cordwainer of Frome Somerset

    My great, great grandfather, James Charles MARTIN 1819-1889, was a master cordwainer of Frome, Somerset and recognised as such in the local Kelly's Directory. His younger brother, Charles Alfred 1824-1913, was a boot finisher on moving to London/Middlesex/Surrey.

    Started by Prussian‎, 26-04-2012 8:01 AM
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  15. Question Cordwainers Hall London

    Hi all wondering if anyone could help explaining this to me as I am little confussed!! My relation Thomas Athawes born abt. 1705 died 1764 was an attorney, but all of the documents I have found that relate to him say that he lived at Cordwainers Hall, London. I thought Cordwainers Hall was for...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 29-01-2012 3:51 PM
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  16. Moved: Hines in Suffolk

    Started by chesil‎, 05-10-2011 12:17 PM
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  17. William SERLE, Cordwainer

    Hello, I am looking for information on a William SERLE, unfortunately I dont have very much to go on. He had a son Alfred SERLE born c 1818 in Kinsand, Devon who married Eliza Paine daughter of John Paine (a Smith) in 1841 in Plymouth. The marriage certificate lists William's occupation as...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 08-07-2010 6:53 AM
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    14-03-2011, 1:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Cordwainers in Ireland?

    I am searching for MICHAEL COYNE of whom I have no other information other than what is written on his son's marriage certificate in 1865. The marriage certificate of his son WILLIAM COYNE, 10 February 1865 states that his fathers name was MICHAEL COYNE (deceased), Cordwainer. WILLIAM COYNE...

    Started by Free Spirit‎, 28-02-2011 12:58 PM
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  19. Leather Dresser

    Hi guys, Just out of interest, what did a leather dresser do as an occupation? Once of my ancestors had this on various certs. Thank you

    Started by bea10_20‎, 05-01-2011 10:46 PM
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  20. William ROBINSON, Cordwainer

    i am trying to find out any information on William Robinson who was a cordwainer by trade. He married Isabella HOWE at St. Peters church, Leeds in 1807 and they had a son Thomas who was baptised in Harogate in July 1808. Can anyone help. Isabella was originally from Great Ouseburn but i havent been...

    Started by Blues Mark‎, 12-05-2010 10:52 AM
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    13-05-2010, 1:51 AM Go to last post

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