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Friendly Society of Operative Stonemasons

Discussion in 'Builders & Stone Masons' started by Huncamunca, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Huncamunca

    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    The Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick holds records of the Friendly Society of Operative Stonemasons of England, Ireland and Wales and its successors. See here for details:

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    warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/explorefurther/subject_guides/family_history/stone/

    Deaths of Society members, and their wives and (from 1862) their children, were announced in 'fortnightly returns' 1834-1910. There is an online index to these death announcements.

    One example of a fortnightly return is shown in full. See second page for format of the death announcements . . . but other parts look interesting too.
     
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    Eve Well-Known Member

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    Handy tou know Huncamunca. But wouldn't you just know it - the only stonemasons I have had to research are in Scotland !
     
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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    This is great Huncamunca,

    I have found the names of John Stone and Richard Stone of Portland (there are a huge number of Stones on Portland:p, mostly quarrymen as is appropriate) in the obituary index; a x great aunt married a Portland Stone :D (this could get very silly)

    Also I have a (distantish) connection to the Haysom family of Swanage who quarried Purbeck marble, a few Haysoms turn up in Manchester and London, not sure if they are mine ...

    I may have to set some time aside one day to look through this more carefully
     
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    Huncamunca The Knowledgeable One

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    Were their children chips off the old block? :rolleyes:
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    It gives a whole new meaning to building a family tree - and everything you find could be said to be set in stone......

    Ann
    Sorry, but you did say this could get very silly.......:D)
     
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