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anyone want to swap an ag lab?

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Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 12 Apr 2006 19:14

No, North Newington is not in Tai Wan!! and they called themselves cordwainers, but don't tell Jess, because she will be jealous..............(or something) Did you know Jess is emptying her chest freezer? Hope she didn't fall in? Merry


Heather Report 12 Apr 2006 19:16

Bloody fascinating lives we all lead, eh? I guess thats in preparation for the exodus?


Janet Report 12 Apr 2006 20:19

My cordwainers became shoemakers. One was a Cordwainer apprentice to a shoemaker in a village of about 200 people but eventually became a shoemaker living with his mother and having his own business in a market town close by. I found him leaving a will and all his wordly goods of £35 to the Workhouse Master of the local Workhouse. He never married, and died aged 40. Perhaps the dog poo put any potential brides off. His brother had more sense and became a policeman and escaped from Northamptonshire to Hertfordshire. Heather Momentarily forgot about Norwich!! Janet

Charlie chuckles

Charlie chuckles Report 12 Apr 2006 20:34

I've got a murderess--except she's not really mine-she's my uncle by marriages g gran! does that count? I've also got several hundred miners!!

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 12 Apr 2006 20:44

Oh dear, are you quite sure about the dog poo? My cordwainer made boots for the Gentry on the Isle of Man, cant imagine him messing about with dog poo. I have also just found a dish turner but want to hang on to him for a bit, till I find out what sort of dishes he was turning, and why, in 1714, in the middle of God's last acre. And, ahem, I was too modest to mention this before, but (preen, preen) I DO have four Baronets and a Knight Baronet, but am keeping them too, just wanted to wave them in your faces. Olde Crone


Trish Report 12 Apr 2006 20:45

lol you are a pair !! i will be showing off soon ol i have found artists with web sites and a boiler maker lol he should b strong


Trish Report 12 Apr 2006 20:47

where did my mesage go lol


Trish Report 12 Apr 2006 20:51

it ok i found it i just am a bit of a twitt on here what with all these buttons lol i get there in the end just ignore any waffle


Vicky Report 12 Apr 2006 20:56

ok then, if I'm allowed to include my gt grannie's step brother, he was a photographer (1891) & one of his daughters a painter of miniatures


Vicky Report 12 Apr 2006 20:59

just been telling OH about this thread - he said it sounds like a game of Happy families LOL I've got butchers & bakers, but no candlestick makers...


Heather Report 12 Apr 2006 21:11

Oh old Crone! I bet you end up related to Merry and Brenda. Meanwhile back down the docks ................. Actually, has ANYONE got a candlestick maker?

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 12 Apr 2006 21:11

Can any of you beat this? I've got: Tinker - Tailor - Soldier - Spy Remember that?! Merry

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 12 Apr 2006 21:13

............................and my 3xg-grandfather made soap and candles (and went bust doing it!!) Merry


Heather Report 12 Apr 2006 21:33

Now, why am I not surprised eh? Seeing as people have found this interesting, I shall try to bump up the amusing deaths thread for newbies. Does the rude names one still exist?

Glen In Tinsel Knickers

Glen In Tinsel Knickers Report 12 Apr 2006 22:33

Well as an ex shoe shifting truck driver,i can say Northampton is now populated by Italian made shoes,and the odd very small shoe company,all using Italian hides. As for my lot well how many ag labs for a sapper,and then a merchants clerk,Railway Station Master,Coldstream Guard and my final offering Farmer (250 acres of Norfolk) employing ten men and two boys plus 3 household servants. Oh forgot my Master Mariner,he must be worth a bit. Glen

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 12 Apr 2006 22:45

Oh, completely forgot my Incontinent Whore - anyone want her, complete with rubber sheet, presumably? Olde Crone

Jess Bow Bag

Jess Bow Bag Report 12 Apr 2006 22:49

Glen, the best larger in the world - probably , brewed in the UK by Northamptonians! ...and the small shoe companies are not odd! They are world famous!! And to all of you that doubt it, Northamptonshire IS the home of shoemaking! Great boot and shoe museum in the town centre, been there - its good. ...and what is the nickname of Northampton town Football club?? **anywhere having a pub called the St Crispin will probably have association with shoemaking too - he was the patron saint


Unknown Report 13 Apr 2006 00:19

I've found a few more of husband's London lot on the census today. As well as the paper stainers, he also has a paper marbler (ooh! eat your heart out, Laurence llewelyn-Bowen), many of the unmarried women are fancy box makers, and I've also found a PLAIN BOX MAKER! Don't know what they were putting in all these boxes, fancy or otherwise! nell

Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 13 Apr 2006 00:33

I've got one chap from Spain I don't fancy much. He was called Alfonzo Fernandez IX otherwise known as 'The Slobberer'. Despite being royal he doesn't sound very pleasant. Sue


Macbev Report 13 Apr 2006 03:16

Hi Heather, My s-i-l comes of a long line of hatters. The family founder rejoiced in the name of Thomas Grain Twight Bays. Lots of his descendants have exotic names too -is that a sign of madness? Some of them branched out -one was a traveller in paper and type,another was a china buyer after serving his time as an ironmonger's assistant, one daughter SAID she was a sailor's wife (but he never seemed to be home on census night) while her sister became a governess and their nephew,young Percy Leopold became a page boy Beverley