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Lighterman Apprentices
« on: Wednesday 10 June 20 22:26 BST (UK) »
My Great Grandfather William James Randall born in 1842 in marylebone London, was a Lighterman on the Thames, he did take an apprenticeship, and wondered if anyone could find any information as to when and what age etc, and any documentation. Thank you

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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 June 20 22:41 BST (UK) »
Welcome,
See if your local library has access to Findmypast or takeout a trial

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/thames-watermen-and-lightermen-1688-2010

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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 June 20 08:05 BST (UK) »
Thank you Pauline for your help. I wish Iíd realised, Iíve just finished a subscription on Find My Past, and my Library is closed, now I have the information of where to look, Iíll have to look later thank you.

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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 June 20 09:54 BST (UK) »
William James Randall, bound 10 Feb 1859 to George Doo of Lambeth, freed 12 Jun 1866.

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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 June 20 17:11 BST (UK) »
  :)Hi Jo thatís very kind of you, thank you. Iím surprised it was for such a short time as I suppose the word ďFreedĒ means he moved on to something else. Thank you 😃

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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 June 20 17:25 BST (UK) »
The Lighterman Apprenticeship lasted seven years in his time (1859 to 1866). During the apprenticeship he would be bound to a certain Master (e.g. of a sailing barge) and then freed after completing the apprenticeship and become a Journeyman Freeman of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. The Master was often an older relative.

https://watermenscompany.com/the-company/history/


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Re: Lighterman Apprentices
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 June 20 19:04 BST (UK) »
 :) Tony thank you. I understand now. Iím pleased as well that it was his sole occupation.
Thank you your time and for messaging me itís so interesting.
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