Two of my direct ancestors were Ship Carpenters:
- my 4th great grandfather Hugh Sillars was first noted as such in the 1841 Scotland Census: Hugh Sillars 37 Agnes Sillars 30 Robert Sillars 9 Agnes Sillars 8 Hugh Sillars 6 Birth year: abt 1804 Gender: Male Where born: Scotland Civil Parish: Barony County: Lanarkshire Address: Slip Dock Occupation: S Carp J Parish Number: 622; and his son
- my 3rd great grandfather Robert Sellars was first noted as such in the 1855 New York State Census: Name: Robert Sellers Birth Year: abt 1831 Age: 24 Gender: Male Relation to Head: Head Of Household (Head) Residence: Albany City, Ward 6, Albany, New York, USA Household number: 2 Line Number: 36 Sheet Number: 11 Household Members: Robert Sellers 24 Margaret Clacker 25 Hugh Sellers 5 Robert John Stephen Sellers 1
When he married Margaret Clacher on 1 Feb 1850 at Glasgow, Robert's occupation was given as Carpenter.
Was there an established apprenticeship path for Ship Carpenters in/near Glasgow that these two would have followed? If so, what records are likely to have survived?
Some earlier questions about these two men, which may provide additional context, are:
- Finding evidence for divorce of Hugh Sillars and Agnes Macculloch in mid-19th Century Scotland?
- Finding Naturalization Record for Hugh Sellars from Scotland who lived in Albany (New York State) 1855-1872?
- Finding New York City/State records relating to Sellars family (British subjects) births/deaths mid 19th century?
- Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census?