Discussion in 'Other Occupations & Trades' started by Dogsday, Mar 6, 2019.
I have an A - Z for old occupations if any one wants a look-up anytime
Does your book have a Fellowship Porter, as an occupation?
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
Thank you so much
@MollyMay you might find this article of interest. There's quite a mention of Fellowship Ports.
Records of the Association of Fellowship Porters are held at LMA.
Sorry if I've gone off piste.
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.
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.
Thanks, Dogsday. I would guess the third option is more likely.
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
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:
There is nothing in my A-Z & the only thing I can come up with is panman or pansman or assistant pansman
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
There are lots of adverts in the papers which read along the lines of “Pansman wanted for sugar refinery”
When magnified a 'p' is quite believable.
Separate names with a comma.