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  1. Shipwright or ships carpenter

    Could someone please tell me what the difference is between a shipwright and ships carpenter? My g.grandfather Andrew Higgie is listed as being a ships carpenter on his marriage certificate and on several of the birth certificates on some of his children in Australia, except for 2 where he states...

    Started by June Welsby‎, 28-12-2005 7:12 AM
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  2. William G Waite (Woolwich Dockyard)

    William G Waite was born in Hong Kong, China around 1851. He was the son of John and Sarah Waite who are married. John Waite Born: Bermondsey, London in 1813 Died: Woolwich, London in December 1898 Sarah Waite Born: Dublin, Ireland in 1827 Died: Woolwich, London in January 1910

    Started by Llamatic‎, 11-07-2016 11:13 AM
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  3. Question William (aka Edward) Dawson, Allestree, Derby

    |help| I am looking for info on William Dawson born abt 1809 in Allestree, Derby but in the 1851 census is listed as a wheelwright foreman in Birmingham married to Elizabeth Coxon who was also born in Allestree about 1820. By then they had 4 children. They married in Birmingham 1841. I assume...

    Started by mick lowry‎, 06-08-2009 6:40 PM
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  4. Mulavilly Parish Armagh marriages 1875

    4 of my great grandparents were married in 1875 in the Church of Ireland Mulavilly Parish in County Armagh. George Ryan married Agnes Clement and William David Reid married Mary Ann Heathwood. I have copies of the certificates so have all 4 of their father's first names. All living in Tamnavelton....

    Started by smpr‎, 21-05-2013 1:51 AM
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  5. William Bowkett or Bowcott, occupation cooper

    Are there any suggestions on finding more information about coopers? There was more than one person named William Bowkett in the early 19th century with a wife named Elizabeth. I am seeking information about my 4th great grandfather William Bowkett, who was listed as a cooper in the baptism of at...

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 05-12-2010 7:27 PM
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    19-03-2013, 1:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Hubert MARTIN Wood Carver

    My Hubert Charles MARTIN (1877-1952) born Frome Somerset was a wood carver per the 1901 Census. Hubert emigrated to Canada in 1907. Understood to have died 1952 in Saskatoon, Western Canada. Looking to find out more of this ancester.

    Started by Prussian‎, 01-05-2012 1:50 PM
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  7. Archibald & John Scott dodecagon carpenters

    Looking for information about John and Archibald Scott, carpenters in Boston, Massachusetts, who built a dodecagonal house in Boston in the 1870s, ran out of money, and disappeared. They were brothers and bachelors at the time, and unfortunately, did not live here during a census. We believe that...

    Started by BMcAleer‎, 18-01-2012 5:23 PM
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  8. Question Henry Gane Rogers 1847-1922 Radstock

    Ggf Henry Gane Rogers, coachbuilder,wagon repairer, blacksmith and undertaker lived and carried on his business at Clandown , Radstock near Bath until about 1902 when the business failed and his wife died. Rumour has it that when the Bailiffs were coming up the garden path Henry did a bunk out of...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 04-04-2011 8:24 PM
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    05-04-2011, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  9. Smile Bowl Turners - George Lailey

    As some of you know, I've recently started my family tree. I was so pleased to find a "well-known" artistic craftman that was in my family, albeit, pretty distant. George Lailey, who was my Great Great Great Grand-Father's Nephew (any ideas on what that makes him to me are welcome), was known...

    Started by holliegavin‎, 10-06-2010 12:11 PM
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  10. Question edward renals born c1759

    |help| I am looking for info on Edward Renals (Reynolds) born abt 1759 in Woodthorpe, near Loughborough, Leics. Only definate info i have is that in Military index vol1, LRFHS he is listed as carpenter, woodthorp, 26/3/1780 aged 19. Not sure what the military bit might signify. I think he may...

    Started by mick lowry‎, 06-08-2009 6:23 PM
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  11. Carpenters in the 18th century.

    Hello. Can any one help me please . my ancestor Robert Rand was a carpenter in Oxfordshire. he was born in 1710 and died in 1768. where would he have learned his trade. could his father have been a carpenter and he learned the from his father or could he have been apprenticed to some one . are...

    Started by susyswan‎, 13-08-2010 8:12 PM
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  12. Sandpaper

    I have this down in the marriage record of my Grandfather, does anyone know what a Sandpaperer is/was? I know its something to do with wood as all the family were involved with wood from the year "dot".

    Started by Lone Pine‎, 29-04-2010 2:28 PM
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  13. Ship Carpenter in Liverpool

    Hi. My Great Great Grandfather was a ship carpenter on my Great Grandmothers Marriage certificates in the 1880s. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point in my research. His name was Frederick Williams. His Daughter was Marion Wiliiams. All gets complicated around this time. Prob in the Liverpool...

    Started by colashbury‎, 20-03-2010 12:15 PM
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  14. Ship's carpenter in Bristol.

    Can anyone push me in the right direction for records or any info I can use to find out about my Grt. Grandfather Charles Simmonds,a ship's carpenter from Bristol, who was a crew member of a vessel lost at sea around 1901-1903.

    Started by mrmaricopa‎, 14-02-2010 8:14 PM
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  15. Carpenters in Ely

    Does anyone have advice on how to trace info. about carpenters who may have been involved in the restoration and redecoration of Ely cathedral in the 19th century?( around 1830s)

    Started by thesearcher‎, 06-02-2010 9:10 PM
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  16. Pattern Maker

    My GGG Grandfather was a pattern maker, in the early 1800s. The making of patterns, called patternmaking (sometimes styled pattern-making or pattern making), is a skilled trade that is related to the trades of tool and die making and moldmaking, but also often incorporates elements of fine...

    Started by cereco‎, 23-01-2010 1:58 PM
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  17. Tools

    I have just inherited some of my 4x great grandfathers tools. There is a little piece of metal that has his name on it. Can anyone tell me what it is called and how it is used? It looks like it might be a punch that you would hit with a mallet or hammer. Any thoughts appreciated. Thank you...

    Started by Lynda Marie‎, 19-01-2010 8:08 PM
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  18. Post Carpenter

    My great great grandfather, James (or William James) Hanvey was a carpenter journeyman in Stanwell Moor, Staines, Middlesex about 1868 until 1882. About 1885 he lived in Willesden and died there in 1892. Would there be a record I could access listing the carpenters in those towns in those years? ...

    Started by 2017‎, 14-01-2010 5:46 PM
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  19. JW Saxton, manufacturing joiner

    I'm led to believe that one of my ancestors, John William Saxton (aka Jack) had a successful business in Manchester manufacturing doors and windows just before WW1 (He was KIA in 1917). Does anyone have a trade directory of Manchester covering this period? If so would you be so kind as to have a...

    Started by billysax‎, 17-12-2009 9:55 PM
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  20. Question George Dixon - Master Joiner

    My great, great, great, great grandfather was born in Coniston, Lancashire, in 1778. At the time of his marriage to Margaretta Cowpland in 1802, it was recorded on his marriage record as being a Joiner. By the time of the 1851 Census he was recorded as being a Master Joiner. Can anyone tell me...

    Started by norfolk white‎, 30-07-2009 12:42 PM
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