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Postby steveb » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 pm

Am i right in assuming that the son will follow the fathers footsteps into shoemaking as the daughter will follow to lacemaking/plaiting ?
I`m getting the right-ish dates so am pursuing the line on this assumption.

While i`m here is it normal to just get 2 names on the pallots marriage index with no mention of fathers ,mothers surname? steve)
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Re: Proffession/clues

Postby snoopysue » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:14 pm

Although it would have been common for a son to have the same proffession as his father, it's not a good idea to assume that's the case. In some areas half the town may have the same proffesion, including uncles and cousins etc.

It's okay to have an assumption, but don't take it as fact until you have corroborating evidence, so you're sure you're on the right track.

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Re: Proffession/clues

Postby MarkCDodd » Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:45 pm

Pallots marraige index is simply that, an index to the marriages that occured.

When you look up a G.R.O index such as FreeBMD you get a similar amount of information.

But you know you have to see the certificate to get more information.

Similarly with Pallots, you know where and when they married and you know you have to look at the parish register to get more information.
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Re: Proffession/clues

Postby Kleftiwallah » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:58 pm

1841 Census - Robert Oakes - Shoemaker, his 4 sons William (the elder), George, Henry and Francis? all shoemakers.
1851 Census - William Oakes - William (the elder) now a Master Bootmaker employing three men and a 1 boy.
1861 Census - William (the elder) - bootmaker (what happened to the master bit)? Plus 1 apprentice.
1871 Census - William (the younger) - bootmaker.
1881 Census - William (the elder) bootmaker and Harry - bootmaker.
1911 Census - Arthur Charles Oakes - hand sewn bootmaker

My Dad used to fix our shoes and I've made a pretty decent job of covering the seat of my 1926 Triumph model 'P'. 500cc sidevalve with a back brake of best Brazilian mahogany!

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Re: Proffession/clues

Postby Antie Em » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:48 pm

I once made the inner lining for our Classic Cortina1600E (sorry - bit off thread)
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