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  1. Eli Wright 1847 - 1886 Stonemason

    I am trying to find out more about the life of Eli Wright and specifically where and when he was married. Eli was born in 1847 in Northampton, and baptised on 21 November 1847 Floore Northampton. His parents were William and Recekah Wright. 1861 census he is a 13 year old ag. lab. living with...

    Started by Diamond‎, 03-03-2018 10:29 AM
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  2. East Budleigh Mason

    My ancestor Calmady Pike was working as a mason until his death in 1820. He lived in the East Budleigh area, very probably at Salterton. He was later variously described as Mason, Builder, and perhaps more pretentiously as architect, so I think he would have been working on buildings, rather than...

    Started by HeatherConnie‎, 18-01-2018 11:05 PM
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    |help| My husband's gg grandfather Thomas Poole, born 1806 in Gloustershire was a master mason upon his arrival in Canada. I am wondering where he would have learned his trade and if I can find records of this. Thanks Sue

    Started by susan-y‎, 04-04-2008 12:11 AM
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  4. Robert Stevenson, mason in Stewarton

    Still looking to find out about my 3rd great-grandfather Robert Stevenson. Here is what I know. He married Ann Jamieson on 26 Aug. 1808 Scotland. Rev. William Hamilton of Kilmarnock presided. Both bride and groom were of Stewarton. It appears that all of Robert and Ann's children were born in...

    Started by sleuthjan‎, 07-04-2015 3:19 AM
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  5. Lime Shimmer or Skimmer?

    Could someone please check the occupation of Samuel HARDING in 1841 census HO107 Piece 347 bk 16 folio 10 pg 15 last entry on page. It lookes like Lime Skimmer to me, and was wondering if this was anything related to plastering? I couldn't see this occupation online, but know that lime is often...

    Started by Wilkes_ml‎, 21-03-2015 2:12 PM
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  6. marble cutter

    I have someone who was a marble cutter. Would this be someone who cut slabs, e.g. for gravestones in a mason's workshop? Or actually worked at a quarry cutting stone? I'd be grateful for any information, thanks.

    Started by JanGlaschu‎, 19-09-2009 6:45 PM
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    07-01-2015, 8:21 PM Go to last post
  7. Henry Evans c.1778 Manchester (Mason)

    I am trying to locate where Henry lived & worked during his life. Henry may have married twice but I know there was a marriage 2.1.1812 Cirencester to Mary Anne Atkins At the moment I have a son Edward 1806-1841 from a possible marriage in Manchester I think he may have married 1st a widow...

    Started by bettyespana‎, 04-03-2014 1:22 PM
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  8. Moved: Papermaker at Helpston

    Started by DeeGemini2011‎, 29-01-2014 9:43 PM
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  9. Question Is it possible to find stone mason guilds?

    I have an ancestor that was born in Scotland in 1839, (moved to the United States in the 1860s), who was a stone mason and a builder. I was wondering if anyone has attempted to find find an ancestor's stone mason guild with any success? I may be wrong about all of this, but it seems like a guild...

    Started by VMACAULAY‎, 13-01-2012 10:26 PM
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  10. Alexander Pirnie - Snr & Jnr

    3 generations of Pirnie men were master masons. All named Alexander. Lived in Dundee, Edinburgh and latterly Hawick, Scotland between 1770 and 1871. Alexander Pirnie, Born 1824, d. 1879 was my gg grandfather. Family legend has him working on the Wallace Monument at Stirling, he also was...

    Started by Sheel‎, 04-01-2012 11:36 AM
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  11. Doncaster Sand House A Victorian Marvel

    Can any one provide any info on Doncaster Sand house and tunnels it was constructed from mid 1850s until second world war excavted around a massive block of sand stone and then rooms and tunnels were excavated William Senior born 1802 he bought Balby Lane Close in 1832 in 1857 the land was...

    Started by coppercombi‎, 18-07-2011 11:48 AM
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  12. Stone Masons of Co. DUBLIN IE.

    Grandfather was a Stonecutter then Stonemason of MILVERTON QUARRY SKERRIES C. Dublin, later a Mason of repute in the area who died sadly working in GALWAY. He apparently instigated/founded the SKERRIES Branch of the 'FORESTERS' in 1909 three years before demise, now defunct in the Region, so I'm...

    Started by wozcav‎, 06-07-2011 2:22 PM
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  13. Question Wylie Brothers Ltd South Shields

    Looking through a box of bits and pieces a while ago I came across a business card of my late father in law Arnold Smith, showing him as Managing Director of Wylie Brothers Ltd Slate Merchants of South Shields, probably in the mid 1930s. A quick look through local directories indicated that this...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 04-06-2011 11:36 AM
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  14. Talking found a stonemason ancestor

    i have just found that I have a stonemason ancestor, are there any books/websites/information on the subject? this ancestor was a stonemason about 1851-1861. thanks crh

    Started by celestine53‎, 20-11-2010 6:08 PM
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  15. Records kept by Stone Masons

    I have been researching my family history for some years now and it is only recently I wondered if stone masons who carved the inscription on a headstone kept records of their work. If an inscription has weathered and was not noted elsewhere it is possible a record may exist in the records of the...

    Started by phuntly‎, 12-09-2010 7:17 AM
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  16. Updating headstones?

    How is this done - espicially with graves where more than one person is buried in the same plot? Does the stonemason come round and merrily chip away or is the headstone taken to wherever they go, updated then returned to the original spot at a later date?

    Started by British Viking‎, 20-07-2010 9:52 PM
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  17. Builder in Middlesex

    I've managed to trace my family to the late 1700's where this particular branch had William Till (17??-18??) who was definitely a labourer in 1819, by 1846 he had become a shopkeeper. His son, William Till (1819-18??), was a beerseller, then by 1846 he was a capenter, in 1881 census his occupation...

    Started by Joe Walsh‎, 27-05-2010 11:20 AM
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  18. Cappers Master Marblemasons -Cheltenham

    My GG Grandfather William Capper born Cheltenham was a Master Marble Mason and I believe that that his father was too. He went to Birmingham in 1891, but I do not where he would have worked. It is very hard to find out information about this profession in the 1800's. His two sons did not carry on...

    Started by gingerninja‎, 17-01-2010 12:13 PM
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    26-05-2010, 3:25 AM Go to last post
  19. James Stewart (1785-1850) Lochee Quarrymaster

    A stone wall rather than a brick wall, this. I'm trying to confirm first wife, parents and birthplace for my ggg grandfather, the above James Stewart. He was not at home for the 1841 census, but an 1837 directory lists him as a quarry owner at Lochee, nr Dundee. I'm also interested in tracking...

    Started by TomSwailes‎, 07-04-2010 8:21 PM
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  20. Stonemason title - what is the difference?

    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 Dave

    Started by dreward‎, 22-12-2009 2:37 PM
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