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Hoop Maker
« on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:02 GMT (UK) »
I have a family of Hoop Makers in Faversham, Kent.
Assume they are making metal hoops to keep wooden barrels together.
The barrels were used in the local gunpowder and brewing industries.

Is this a correct assumption or are there other types of hoop makers?
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex/Gloucestershire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:10 GMT (UK) »
I suppose someone made the hoops for hooped skirts and ther are sure to be other types of hoop usage.
More research called for I'm afraid.
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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:20 GMT (UK) »
My first thought was corsets.
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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:22 GMT (UK) »
Looks like you are right. More research needed.
When I have seen film of Coopers, the wooden parts and iron hoops are made on the same site and then assembled into barrels.
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex/Gloucestershire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:31 GMT (UK) »
The Hoop Makers are on the 1851 & 1881 census.
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex/Gloucestershire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 09:50 GMT (UK) »
Looks like you are right. More research needed.
When I have seen film of Coopers, the wooden parts and iron hoops are made on the same site and then assembled into barrels.

According to this list they were called Hoopers or Hoop Shavers:

http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/h.html

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 10:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Treetotal

Looks like my original assumption could be right.
Huge numbers of barrels were needed for shipping gunpowder and importing the ingredients.
Aucock/Aukett~Kent/Sussex, Broadway~Oxfordshire, Danks~Warwickshire, Fenn~Kent/Norfolk, Goatham~Kent, Hunt~Kent, Parker~Middlesex/Gloucestershire, Sladden~Kent, Wright~Kent/Essex

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 13:48 GMT (UK) »
Hoop Maker, wood hoop maker, aka hoop shaver, splitter; splits saplings of hazel, chestnut, or ash, and makes them into wood hoops for coopers. "A Dictionary of Occupational Terms"

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Re: Hoop Maker
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 October 15 15:11 GMT (UK) »
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  WILSON;-Wiltshire.
 SOUL;-Gloucestershire.
 SANSUM;-Berkshire-Wiltshire
 BASSON-BASTON;- Berkshire,- Oxfordshire.
 BRIDGES;- Wiltshire.
 DOWDESWELL;-Wiltshire,Gloucestershire
 JORDAN;- Berkshire.
 COX;- Berkshire.
 GOUDY;- Suffolk.
 CHATFIELD;-Sussex-- London
 MORGAN;-Blaenavon-Abersychan
 FISHER;- Berkshire.
 BLOMFIELD-BLOOMFIELD-BLUMFIELD;-Suffolk.
DOVE. Essex-London
YOUNG-Berkshire
ARDEN.
PINEGAR-COLLIER-HUGHES-JEFFERIES-HUNT-MOSS-FRY