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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 January 07 06:12 GMT (UK) »
I will post if I find anything particularly interesting.  I am sure there is quite a bit of info to be had on this subject.
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 January 07 06:37 GMT (UK) »
loo -

In agreement that there probably is quite a bit of info on tailors. Look forward to whatever info you may have or find.

yn9man
Scotland - Adam, Galt/Gault, Mellis, Jardine, Turnbull, Robertson, Auchincloss, Murray, Allison/Allason, Mitchell, Cross, Rae, Brown, McHutcheon, Montgomerie, McKenzie, Mackay, McPherson, McInish

England - Saunders/Sanders, Jory/Jorie/Jura, McKey, Williams/ Wyllams,  Lance, Ellis, Trounson, Dingle, Charlton, Hambridge, Sweetman/Sweatman, Ricks/Rix/Reeks, Cole, Shearwood/Sherwood, Toy, Brooks, Moore, Donn, Nicolas, Habberfield,

Denmark - Alling/Aalling, Lastein, Lund, Rasmussen

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 12 January 07 23:51 GMT (UK) »
Been googling !!!!

This link http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/archive/00000662/01/Vaughan_2002.pdf is a paper on Jewish immigrant work patterns in Manchester in the 19th Century.
I've only had a quick look but if you search for 'tailor' there are a few interesting snippets/stats around the extent of tailoring as an occupation amongst Jewish immigrants. It does seem to support the view that tailoring was a very common occupation for Jewish immigrants whilst a much lower proportion of non-Jews were tailors. There is also some analysis of household sharing.

It seems that Leeds was another area where tailoring was common. This link (http://www.saperia.com/Pages/history.htm#leeds) has within it a link to a 'Report to the Board of Trade on the Sweating system in Leeds' from 1888.
Again - search for 'tailor' and then scroll down to the next section. I've not read this yet but looks like it might be interesting.

I also found an abstract for a conference session http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/chconf2004.html#fr and search for tailor.
I have emailed the author to request a copy of the report.

I'll keep looking
Bev
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 13 January 07 10:32 GMT (UK) »
I am interested in Jewish migration, but I don't really have much in the way of tailors in my lot, and the only one I have is not, to my knowledge, Jewish (William Henry CANDY, b.Middlesex about 1770.  I  know nothing about his tailoring life, or for how long he did it.  At some unknown time between 1809 and 1841, he moved from Deptford to Reading, and seems to have become a postman there in his 70s!
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 13 January 07 12:18 GMT (UK) »
And here is another one who has found this thread interesting...
I have a Welsh Grandfather who was a tailor.
I have often wondered why he made the trip from Pembroke Dock to Reading in Berkshire. It seems a long way to go in the 1880s.
Bartlett/Henley on Thames
Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 14 January 07 07:12 GMT (UK) »
Been googling !!!!

I also found an abstract for a conference session http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/chconf2004.html#fr and search for tailor.
I have emailed the author to request a copy of the report.

I'll keep looking
Bev


Thanks for all your effort. Look forward to the report ... if you receive.

yn9man
Scotland - Adam, Galt/Gault, Mellis, Jardine, Turnbull, Robertson, Auchincloss, Murray, Allison/Allason, Mitchell, Cross, Rae, Brown, McHutcheon, Montgomerie, McKenzie, Mackay, McPherson, McInish

England - Saunders/Sanders, Jory/Jorie/Jura, McKey, Williams/ Wyllams,  Lance, Ellis, Trounson, Dingle, Charlton, Hambridge, Sweetman/Sweatman, Ricks/Rix/Reeks, Cole, Shearwood/Sherwood, Toy, Brooks, Moore, Donn, Nicolas, Habberfield,

Denmark - Alling/Aalling, Lastein, Lund, Rasmussen

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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 14 January 07 09:51 GMT (UK) »


I also found an abstract for a conference session http://home.wlv.ac.uk/~in6086/chconf2004.html#fr and search for tailor.
I have emailed the author to request a copy of the report.


I got "this page cannot be displayed".  Was this temporary, or did other people get through?
ARMSTRONG - Castleton Scot; NB; Westminstr Twp
BARFIELD - Nailsea
BRAKE - Nailsea
BURIATTE
CANDY - M'sex, Deptford
CLIFFORD - Maidstone
DURE(E) - France, Devon, Canada
HALLS - Chigwell
KREIN, Peter/Adam - Germany
LEOPOLD - Hanover, London
LATTIMER, MAXWELL - Ldn lightermen
MEYER - Lauenstein
MURRAY - Scot borders
STEWART - Chelsea; Reach
SWANICK - Mayo & Roscommon; Ontario
WEST - Rochester & Maidstone
WILLIS - Wilts, Berks, Hants, London
WOODHOUSE - Bristol tobacconist, London
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 14 January 07 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Morning, i'd be really interested in Tailors life and work. Have many in family in Oxford. Town and gown stuff. I can't pick up link at the moment because i'm doing this thru my mobile phone but will look tomorrow.
DJ
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Re: Tailors - How did they live and work?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 14 January 07 10:57 GMT (UK) »
I don't know anything about the lives and working ways of tailors, except that my mother told me at the beginning of the 1900s, her father, a journeyman tailor, used to sit cross legged on the table to do his sewing. Also she used to boast that he never developed a tailors stoop (I saw a lot of round shoulders when I worked in  the trade) but kept a straight back to the day he died.
I always had, 'Put your shoulders back, you'll never be like your Grandfather!' thrown at me when I was at home. ::)
Bartlett/Henley on Thames
Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks