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licensed stage porter

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CupCakes Report 13 Aug 2013 12:59

Not sure about licensing but Doc staging is an old fashioned term for the doc hands who lead the boats/ships in and tie them up. The hands throw them the ropes so they didn't hit the keys - quays.

Edited: used to work for a company off loading goods in West Africa. Those ropes were huge and very heavy - wasn't unknown for somebody to be wacked and seriously injured as they landed. Off from the main quay each tie-up had it's own landing stage


SuffolkVera Report 13 Aug 2013 11:23

Are you sure that it says "licensed stage porter"? I think the second word might be "day" - it looks like a crossed t in the word because of the mark across Dock above it.

The docks certainly used day labourers and porters though I'm not sure about the licensed bit. While looking for Daniel I came across an Owen McCormick aged 58, born in Ireland and living in Birkenhead, so possibly related to Daniel and he was a dock labourer.


GlitterBaby Report 12 Aug 2013 23:21

1891 think the family are shown as CORMACK


GlitterBaby Report 12 Aug 2013 23:09

Did the son marry in 1906

Marriages Jun 1906 (>99%)

Aspinall Ada Jane Wirral 8a 901
McCormack John Thomas Wirral 8a 901

What was the occupation of Daniel on that cert if correct


Reggie Report 12 Aug 2013 23:07

looks as though there's a notation about Dock L............


MaureeninNY Report 12 Aug 2013 22:52

PM from Rob saying it's this person in Birkenhead:
Household Members:
Name Age
Daniel McCormick 56
Margaret McCormick 49
John McCormick 18
Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 3392; Folio: 71; Page: 35

I haven't a clue.


Reggie Report 12 Aug 2013 22:31

Cab drivers have to be licensed


Reggie Report 12 Aug 2013 22:21

What was his occupation in other censuses?


jax Report 12 Aug 2013 22:19

The only licensed trade I can think of is Licensed victualler....but would not have thought it would be mistranscribed as that


MaureeninNY Report 12 Aug 2013 22:15

Hi Rob,

Can you point him out on the 1901 for us please?



robert Report 12 Aug 2013 21:58

can anybody advise great granddad in 1901 aged 56 was a licensed stage porter..i cannot find out what type of job this was....

thanks Rob