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Offline mrst

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Hatters, Furriers
« on: Thursday 31 May 07 16:49 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know what this job would have entailed in 1901?

Was it a well paid job?

My Great grandfather is living in a 4 room home in 1901 with this as his occupation.

On the same street are Dressmaker , building contracter , cabinet maker , coachman , drapier , teacher.

I am wondering if he was quite well off ?

Any help greatly appriciated
Cheers!
Mrst

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Re: HATTERS FURRIER
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 31 May 07 17:05 BST (UK) »
A furrier selected furs and cut and matched them for fur garment makers, in this case apparently, for a fur hat maker, or for fur trimmings on hats. If he was a wholesaler or retailer, then he could have been more prosperous than a worker.

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Re: Hatters, Furriers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 31 May 07 19:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks  for that :)


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Re: Hatters, Furriers
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 June 07 18:35 BST (UK) »
If you go to the Tameside Local History Library http://www.tameside.gov.uk/localstudies they have a lot of information on hatting.
Heap - Holmfirth WRY
Rhodes-Flockton WRY & NE Cheshire
Ridgway- NE Cheshire & Lancahire
Roebuck - Upperthong WRY
Wild - NECheshire
Riley - NE Cheshire & Derbyshire
Greaves - NE Cheshire & Lancashire

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Re: Hatters, Furriers
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 June 07 01:21 BST (UK) »
The occupation, apparently was not without its dangers
The saying as 'mad as a hatter' derives from mercury used to stiffen top hats - sending the hatters quite mad !
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/mad-as-a-hatter.html
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General Information relating to villages of JACKSDALE, PYE HILL & WESTWOOD Notts
Cheshire - TAYLOR, HEAPY, KNOWLES, HAMPSON, CLAYTON, STONIER, PRITCHARD, NADIN, GALLIMORE
Staffs - HEAPY
Devon - CLIFT, VITTERY, TRIST, MOLLOY, COBLEY, LEAR, GUILFOYLE, BICKFORD, EPPS, BEAZLEY, DARKE, LANG, QUANT, BLANKENSHIP
Devon & Cornwall - CLIFT, LARK
Somerset -Frome -HEAPY
Derbys/Notts- COCKAYNE, PHEASEY, KNOWLES

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Re: Hatters, Furriers
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 June 07 08:16 BST (UK) »
very interesting...that would explain alot about my family ;D

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Re: Hatters, Furriers
« Reply #6 on: Monday 25 June 07 13:41 BST (UK) »
There's a hat museum in stockport....


http://www.hatworks.org.uk/


I've got hatters on two sides of my family.....   :o
McBride (Monaghan, Manchester), Derbyshire (Bollington,Cheshire), Knight (Newcastle,Staffs), Smith (Chorley, Lancs & Ireland), Tipladay (Manchester & Yorkshire) ,Steadman (Madeley,Shropshire), Steele (Manchester,Glasgow), Parkinson (Wigan, Lancashire), Lovatt, Cornes & Turner (Staffs) Stott (Oldham, Lancs). All ended up Ardwick, Manchester
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