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KeithG Report 9 Feb 2020 21:24

C1841 John Stacey, born 1791, Somerset, living in Yeovil: I can't decipher his occupation, can anyone help please?


KeithG Report 9 Feb 2020 21:58

Thank you Amokavid. Yes, he was a glove manufacturer, looking at the Yeovil 1841 census the place was crawling with them ;-)

Independent means looks right, it's funny how you can read into it what you're expecting to find!

I've also had problems finding a believable death record for him. According to the baptism record for two of his children he was a "late glover" in 1845.


ErikaH Report 9 Feb 2020 22:20

Yeovil Town fc are nicknamed the Glovers

Yeovil has a long history of glove making

I don’t expect ‘late’ meant deceased - more likely to mean ‘formerly’

Have you looked for him in censuses after 1841?


KeithG Report 9 Feb 2020 22:29

Thanks Erika, I had not thought about "late" like that. That makes it a lot easier to find possible records.


greyghost Report 9 Feb 2020 23:27

Name: Age at Death (in years):
GRO Reference: 1848 S Quarter in YEOVIL Volume 10 Page 335


alviegal Report 11 Feb 2020 19:43

June 11, at Beaminster, Dorset, Mr. John Stacey, glove manufacturer, Yeovil, Somerset, to Anne, fifth daughter of Mr. Hamilton, clothier of the former place.

18 June 1835 - Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Bath, Somerset, England

Possible before he became a glove manufacturer.

PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.— John Tompkins and John Stacey, of Yeovil, Somerset, tawers.

30 November 1829 - Sherborne Mercury - Sherborne, Dorset, England

taw 1 (tô)
tr.v. tawed, taw·ing, taws
To convert (an animal hide) into white leather by treating it with a mixture containing alum and salt.