Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by MollyMay, May 3, 2021.
This is from a baptism (Steven Edward Aldon) in 1827 - St Giles Norwich
What is the occupation?
Hmm.. that is what my first thought was, I was looking for it to be a
(shoe) last maker.
I thought Glassmaker too.
And it’s Glassmaker from me too
this one does say Glassmaker , mind you could be a mistake in way pronounced Lastmaker!!
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
That was mine too, but that glassmaker entry made me doubt it.
Thank you everyone.
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
Looks like Glafsmaker aka Glassmaker to me.
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 ).
Glass maker. Last master. Yes.
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.
Last maker. Clog maker. Same skill required.
The thought that last maker might have been mis-heard as glassmaker never entered my head, 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
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