Author Topic: Engraver or Stationer London 1827-1837  (Read 148 times)

Offline Morris2013

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 64
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Engraver or Stationer London 1827-1837
« on: Tuesday 15 January 19 11:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am researching a William Fry (1813-1870) who was born in Bath, but who moved to London in about 1827 to serve an apprenticeship initially as a copper engraver with a publishing house of one George Shade Jnr of Saint Anne's Westminster. The information that he was indentured is from family papers in the National Library.

Later in life,  about 1837 he moved to Sheffield where he lived until his death and was initially described as a copper engraver and subsequently as a silver engraver.

George Shade, to whom he was apprenticed, amongst other things, published sheet music

From what I can tell there was no Guild of Engravers in London.  It may be that his apprenticeship may be recorded as part of the Guild of Stationers, but I am not sure where to access records despite searching on line.

Any help or advice you may offer would be welcome

Kind Regards

Morris
Hampshire UK

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline sugarbakers

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,072
    • View Profile
Re: Engraver or Stationer London 1827-1837
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Take a look at ROLLCO - Records of London's Livery Companies Online.

https://www.londonroll.org/home

There are records for the Stationers' Guild (with Fry and Fryer entries), but check all others as it seems they could possibly be members of another guild.
Almeroth, Germany (probably Hessen).

Sugar Refiners & Sugarbakers ... www.mawer.clara.net ...
44,000+ database entries, 260+ fatalities, 210+ fires, history, maps, directory, sales, blog, book, 300+ wills, etc.

WDYTYA magazine July 2017

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline Morris2013

  • RootsChat Extra
  • **
  • Posts: 64
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: Engraver or Stationer London 1827-1837
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 15 January 19 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the suggestion

I had searched there, but also returned after you suggested it. The only people whom it found had the letters 'fry' as part of their christian name and not Fry as a surname.

Regards

Morris