Occupation?

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  1. MollyMay

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    This is from a baptism (Steven Edward Aldon) in 1827 - St Giles Norwich

    What is the occupation?
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  2. Bay Horse

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    Glassmaker?
     
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    Hmm.. that is what my first thought was, I was looking for it to be a
    (shoe) last maker.
     
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    I thought Glassmaker too.
     
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    AnnB Editor in Chief who is Hot off the Press!

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    And it’s Glassmaker from me too :)
     
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    this one does say Glassmaker , mind you could be a mistake in way pronounced Lastmaker!!
     
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    Maybe it was just misheard, as on all the censuses James is a last maker.

    But then, If his father is James Aldon who married Rebecca Grice in 1822 he had a few different jobs. On the baptism of their daughter Elizabeth Martha in 1822 he was a weaver. By 1824 he was a last maker.

    On James's will dated 22 January 1872 (died 18th December 1871) he is a clog maker. George Benjamin Alden, James's son is one of the executors.

    George Benjamin Alden was baptised on 21 Nov 1824 @ St John de Sepulchre, Norwich. James was then a last maker.

    In my humble opinion, I think Steven Edward is Edward born 1827 on the 1841 census.

    Thorn Lane, St Michael At Thorn, Norwich, Norfolk
    HO107, Piece 790, Book 3, Folio 46, Page 15
     
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    That was mine too, but that glassmaker entry made me doubt it.

    Thank you everyone.
     
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    I just think it was misheard, glass maker, last maker almost the same to me. But then these bloomin masks don't help when you need to read lips :D
     
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    Looks like Glafsmaker aka Glassmaker to me.
     
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    Given the other evidence, I'm inclined to agree. I did look to see if Norwich had a glassmaking history yesterday (I have a lot of glassmakers in my lot, but then they were from St. Helens :rolleyes:).

    Glass maker. Last master. Yes.
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    I think that Last Maker, albeit misheard, would be correct. The following website says:
    For more than 200 years Norwich has been a bastion of traditional shoemaking. Only three other places in the UK – London, Leicester and Northampton – produced more shoes.

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    https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/business/van-dal-factory-closure-norwich-shoe-manufacturing-history-1266110
     
  14. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Last maker. Clog maker. Same skill required.
     
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    The thought that last maker might have been mis-heard as glassmaker never entered my head:rolleyes:, but it makes absolute sense when someone points it out to you.
    That is what is good about this place, being able to get other's opinions and conclusions {-(^^)-}
    Thanks again.
     
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