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Offline Matt R

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Re: The Science Museum - Tell us about your working ancestors
« Reply #9 on: Friday 22 July 11 18:48 BST (UK) »
Hi all,

I can write up something about my ancetors. I have miners, railway platelayers, farmers, cabinet makers and even hawkers in my tree.

I'd be glad to contribute, both as an amateur family historian and as an aspiring writer!

Regards,

Matt :)
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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 23 July 11 04:23 BST (UK) »
Very interesting Stewart ...... is the background of our ancestors limited geographically?......... in other words if they originated in UK (as I assume that this is a requirement) would there be any interest in those who emigrated or were transported and carried on their trades in their new country?
Joe
Gill UK and Australia
Bell UK and Australia
Harding(e) Australia
Finch UK and Australia

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Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 23 July 11 09:25 BST (UK) »
I think this has great potential to assist in the revelations of what our Ancestors lives were like.
Clearly there are some outstanding issues raised by other chatters on here that will need to be cleared up.

I have just sent them an e mail together with some photos about my G Father c 1925, who was in the transport industry, it will be interesting to see if they can make any use of what may be sent to them?

NDFT
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Stratford - Gloucestershire,
Waters - Northamptonshire,
Moss - Oxfordshire,
Bint - Berkshire,
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Salmon - Warwickshire and Northamptonshire
Stranks - Northamptonshire,
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Re: The Science Museum - Tell us about your working ancestors
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 23 July 11 11:49 BST (UK) »
I'm glad that a few people have expressed an interest in this.  ;D

I'm racking my brains to try to think of how I can include my ancestors occupations, but am having problems gathering more than a skerrick about each of them.

Stewart, you might find this interesting:
http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/
(there are a few sites online with lists of old occupations  ;))

I'd like to know if there is a cut off date for initial submissions?


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« Reply #13 on: Saturday 23 July 11 15:36 BST (UK) »


  Hi ...

 Not sure if this would fit in....
 My 5x great grandfather was Samuel Liscoe b1759. He followed his fathers trade and became wharfinger of the Old Hays Wharf , later rebuilt after the fire of 1861...... today the  Hays Galleria occupies the site near Tower Bridge. Many shipments of goods passed through the wharf and during his time Old Bailey documents cover the cases of theft. He was also a member of the Society of Arts and they hold papers written by him offering the wharf for their use.
  So trade and transport at a time when the River Thames was at its busiest.
   Tazzie
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Green/Simpson/Underwood-Beds
Walker/Foulkes/Fookes/Fooks/Hedges/Lamborne-Bucks.
Stanton/Pattrick/Cooper/Fitzjohn/Holland/Spalding-London
 Rewallin/Underwood -Devon
 Casbolt-London/Cambridge
 Favell/Favel - Lincs-Beds

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Re: The Science Museum - Tell us about your working ancestors
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 11:56 BST (UK) »
Dear All

Thank you very much for your interest.  We will keep in touch.


Yours truly,
Therese Avedillo
Intern Public History
The Science Museum


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« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 12 January 22 00:42 GMT (UK) »
This sounds very interesting  :)  One of my London ancestors was a confectioner aged 30 on the 1901 census and in 1911 his occupation was given as 'Gum Pastille for Manuf. Chemist' when he was living in Islington.  He had something to do with 'Iron Jelloids' but I don't know whether he was on the production line or held a more important position.  Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

Heather

The 1921 census has revealed that he was a Foreman at Warrick Brothers at 6 Nile Road London, manufacturers of Iron Jelloids!  I found details of the company on the following link from The Science Museum Group 😁 https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/people/cp85966/warrick-brothers-limited

Fascinating to find this information 10 years later 😊
Heather
Rassell - South Hayling/Portsea/Chelsea,  Hellyer - Totnes/Islington,  Roots - Hackney,  Edden - St Pancras