Author Topic: Michael Ryan, c 1850, Coppersmith, Greenock Old West  (Read 424 times)

Offline kathy-9

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Michael Ryan, c 1850, Coppersmith, Greenock Old West
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 15:01 BST (UK) »
I am researching Michael Ryan whose occupation was a Coppersmith in Greenock, Old West. I believe Michael came from Clare, Ireland.
Anyone got any information on Michael?
And please, what would a coppersmith have made? I cant get anywhere on the internet apart from finding one company, William Hume, who employed Coppersmiths, but no further information on what this company made.
Also, was this a common occupation? Thx for help. Kathy. Any photo gratefully received too!

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Re: Michael Ryan, c 1850, Coppersmith, Greenock Old West
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 April 18 15:04 BST (UK) »
Wikipedia :

Coppersmith Trade
Most coppersmiths can create, from a pattern, copper wares from a sheet of tin. They can also repair, clean and re-tin copper cookware interiors. Some coppersmiths will specialize in specific forms or items, such as a particular type of biscuit oven or mug or kettle. In the 1700 and 1800's, coppersmiths typically had a few apprentices in various stages of learning the trade working together.
Apprentices would start learning the trade usually around 8 or 9 years old. Typical duties of a youth in the copper shop would include tasks such as breaking coke or sal ammoniac blocks, scouring copper pieces to prepare them for tinning, and polishing hammers and tools


Just generally any work or end product from Copper :)
Loughglinn Ireland : Duffy (Paternal Line)
London: Baylis(s), Maynard, Dutton, Smith, Ward, Garner, Down
Brighton: Galliers, Hilton
Devon (Moretonhampstead): Dingle, Smale
Essex (North): Garrad, Hull, Bishop, Partridge, Pepper
Manchester: Duffy, Hawthorn(e), Holyoak(e)
Shropshire Wellington: Vaughan, Foreman
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Re: Michael Ryan, c 1850, Coppersmith, Greenock Old West
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 04 April 18 21:39 BST (UK) »
Online Index of the Greenock Telegraph might help.

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Re: Michael Ryan, c 1850, Coppersmith, Greenock Old West
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 April 18 17:47 BST (UK) »
Was Michael Ryan married to Mary Cunnan ?

There's a Michael Ryan age 20 coopersmith b. Co. Clare , living Greenock Renfrewshire on the 1861 Census(FreeCEN).


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