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  1. Dress mantlemaker

    Can anyone tell me what this occupation is and what it involved? I have tried to google it but had no success. Is there a good website that gives descriptions of various occupations? TIA Suzanne

    Started by Melberry‎, 28-07-2008 11:10 AM
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  2. Provincial doll makers, 19th century

    I have inherited two Victorian dolls. Having examined them carefully, and tried to research them, I am wondering whether head/shoulder units and ready-made lower limbs could be bought by a local seamstress, who would have used them to make up dolls to sell locally. Has anyone come across any...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 13-11-2016 5:49 PM
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  3. McMullen Tailors & Haberdashers

    My great-grandfather John Edward McMullen was a tailor on Conran Street, Manchester and in Manchester city centre, late 1800s to 1940s. His wife Jemima was a furrier and they lived in Back Irk Street. In later years the shops were taken over by his sons. I am looking for any information on his...

    Started by daisynook‎, 29-03-2015 1:23 PM
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  4. Jewish Tailor of military uniforms

    I am looking for information about my great-grandfather Solomon Chapman. There is a family story that he made uniforms for the British military in the late 1800'2.

    Started by jsligi‎, 05-12-2014 1:23 AM
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  5. London tailors: Wm. McAuliffe & John Cleary

    I recently found a marriage certificate of my wife's ancestor Patrick Cleary who married Margaret McAuliffe in London 25 Dec 1852. The certificate shows that Patrick was a tailor, as was his father, John, and Margaret's father William McAuliffe. Since Patrick was born in Ireland, John also likely...

    Started by barryxe‎, 11-02-2014 9:29 PM
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  6. W WEBBER, Tailor, London, 1904

    Filed with Frederick George Abercrombie's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (Q & A type) from W WEBBER, Tailor, of Woodstock Street, Oxford Street, dated February 1904. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y, ABE, page 1187

    Started by fullscott‎, 11-12-2013 11:12 AM
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  7. R HOSKINS, Cutter GAUNT & SON Peterboro' 1913

    Filed with Richard Cope's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten letter on headed notepaper (W GAUNT & SON, Bridge Street, Peterborough) from R HOSKINS, Cutter. Dated August 1913. May be of use as a handwriting/signature sample. Anc****y, COP, page 5027

    Started by fullscott‎, 08-09-2013 12:28 PM
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  8. Training/Apprenticeships

    Can I check with someone that anyone wanting to become a tailor in the early 1800s would need to undergo an apprenticeship and that the parents/guardian would have to pay for the training unless the child was in the care of the parish?

    Started by ashbee‎, 29-10-2009 9:55 PM
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  9. Dynan/Dinan...Irish Tailors in Lancashire.

    Hi, I'm new to this site and I'd love some help with my ancestors who were from somewhere in Ireland originally but lived in the Manchester area by around 1827 , then Rochdale in 1835 and then the Liverpool area from around 1838. There are two or three generations who all appear to be 'Tailors'...

    Started by Hounddog‎, 12-10-2013 3:53 PM
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  10. Dressmakers and Seamstresses

    A couple of times recently I've come across the suggestion that a woman described in a census as a dressmaker or seamstress might have been using this as a euphemism, since she was involved in something much less wholesome. Is there any evidence to support this idea, please? Arthur

    Started by arthurk‎, 03-06-2006 9:18 PM
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