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  1. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

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    I have an A - Z for old occupations if any one wants a look-up anytime :)
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Thank you :)
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    gillyflower Always caring about others

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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    @Dogsday

    Does your book have a Fellowship Porter, as an occupation?
     
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    Fellowship Porter, a member of a group of London porters, a guild of manual labourers who moved measurable goods such as coal or grain between warehouses and ships on the river Thames, or between warehouses and other premises.

    I believe they had their own association and wore a badge of office
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Thank you so much :)
     
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    welcome anytime :)
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    @MollyMay you might find this article of interest. There's quite a mention of Fellowship Ports.

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    http://zythophile.co.uk/2007/11/02/the-forgotten-story-of-londons-porters/
    Records of the Association of Fellowship Porters are held at LMA.

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    https://search.lma.gov.uk/scripts/mwimain.dll/144/LMA_OPAC/web_detail/REFD+CLC~2FL~2FFC?SESSIONSEARCH
    Sorry if I've gone off piste.
     
  11. burt

    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    Could you be so kind as to see what your book has for 'mantler'?
    The person so described in the burial affidavit died in 1683.
     
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    Mantle Cutter: a stone cutter who carved fireplace mantle pieces.

    Mantle Maker: a person who made mantles from cotton soaked in nitrates for gas lamps.

    Mantle Forewoman, highly skilled dressmaker, a person who made a type of cloak called a mantle, which was worn over your clothes.

    hope it my be one of those Burt.
     
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    burt Where there's a will there's a way!

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    Thanks, Dogsday. I would guess the third option is more likely.
    Many thanks!
     
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    Another one for you - does you list include a Tansman?

    I am trying to identify the occupation of a chap working in a sugar refinery in 1939 and I think it says Tansman
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    Allowing for the possibility of mistranscription, could it be Tank Man? There is such a thing in sugar refining, also known as a Liquor Man:
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    http://doot.spub.co.uk/code.php?value=448
     
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    There is nothing in my A-Z & the only thing I can come up with is panman or pansman or assistant pansman
     
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    Thank you @arthurk , an interesting list, several pertinent to the sugar industry.

    @Dogsday I think you might have it - I just couldn't make out that first letter and 'P' never crossed my mind. Pansman is in Arthur's list and could just be the answer.

    Thank you both:)
     
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    Ditto
     
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    There are lots of adverts in the papers which read along the lines of “Pansman wanted for sugar refinery” :)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    When magnified a 'p' is quite believable.
     
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