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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Merchant Taylors' Company

    I have found the websites of the Merchant Taylors' Company of London and also found information on the Merchant Taylors' of York. Can anyone advise me whether there was a Merchant Taylors' Company of Manchester. It would seem strange if there wasn't at least a chapter of this guild in...

    Started by LynneOz‎, 20-08-2013 4:20 AM
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  10. Drapers

    looking for information on Edward Hodges listed as draper in 1869 on sons baptismal records. in the 1871 census was then listed as traveller.

    Started by DoreenH‎, 04-08-2013 9:16 AM
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