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What was a Boal Maker
« on: Monday 14 January 19 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Ancestors in West Bromwich pudlers moulders etc but one is a boal maker, is this boat maker misspelt or an actual profession associated with iron works have googled result was a waist of time.
Thanks in advance.

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What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Ancestors in West Bromwich pudlers moulders etc but one is a boal maker, is this boat maker misspelt or an actual profession associated with iron works have googled result was a waist of time.
Thanks in advance.

as a newby to this site I accidentally posted same request in the Beginners advice

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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Would you point  us to ( the name of) the person and where you found the referenceto "boal" ?

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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:32 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I can't help you but our local town is a port & has a Boal Quay, my OH (local born & bred) has no idea what the word means so I'll be watching this thread with interest. I always assumed it was a strange local dialect word but maybe not.
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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:38 GMT (UK) »

I would say that it is Boat Maker. A further clue would be if he lived near a Canal or River.

   One of my Ancestors was a Boat Maker on the Canal.

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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:43 GMT (UK) »



 .. .. .. and, poss mis-transcription of boiler(-maker)
 .. .. .. and, as already mentioned,  " Boal Quay ", as in Kings Lynn Norfolk
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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #6 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:50 GMT (UK) »
There are a couple (or more) Manders families from the Black Country area - they may or not be connected.   Some were boatmen others were  involved in construction of boats and related matters - so I am thinking that your 'boal' should have read 'boat'
Midlands - Bradshaw ,Harrison, Hollis, Wood, Mander
South Yorkshire - Biggins, Rusling,Greaves 
London/Islington - Marsh, Keeley, West, Asbury Sweeting, Allensby, Gillman
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Somerset/Wiltshire - Marsh, Ryall, Trollop
Cambridge, Ely and area - Allensby, Sulman, Muncey

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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #7 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:53 GMT (UK) »


Which is why I asked for details of the source . . . . .
" Boal Quay " (to me) s/be "Boat" if only because the word Quay was used.
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Re: What was a Boal Maker
« Reply #8 on: Monday 14 January 19 21:54 GMT (UK) »
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