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Apprenticeship records for Ship Carpenters at Glasgow, Scotland in first half of 19th Century?

A ship's carpenter was responsible for building the hull of the ship, the masts, etc. Any type of carpenter (joiner) would be eligible for membership in a guild (of joiners), but would not be ...
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What did a Scientific/Philosophical Instrument Maker do and what other sources might be worth looking at?

The basic principle in studying family history is always to start what you know and work outwards from there in small increments. If you have a street address from the 1881 Census, or at least a ...
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What did a Scientific/Philosophical Instrument Maker do and what other sources might be worth looking at?

Firstly, Phthisis was the old name of tuberculosis, so your suggestion on that is correct. In the 1800s, what we now always call science was more commonly known as natural philosophy. So a ...
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Where was Matthew Nettell, of Illogan, Cornwall, for the 1861 Census?

@JanMurphy has provided some useful suggestions for trying to locate Matthew in this census. However, the unfortunate truth is that the 1861 census has been well-indexed on many sites now, so the ...
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Is there list of apprenticeship types for FindMyPast record set called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808?

General information about apprenticeships can be found on the National Archives website: Looking for records of an apprentice or master. This index on FindMyPast was derived from the Stamp Duty ...
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Is there list of apprenticeship types for FindMyPast record set called Britain, Country Apprentices 1710-1808?

The Statute of Apprentices of 1563 made it illegal for anyone to enter specified trades without having served an apprenticeship. I use the word "specified" here, as one of the reasons for the eventual ...
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Finding apprenticeship record for Blacksmith born 1846 at Illogan, Cornwall, England?

By the nineteenth century, formal apprenticeship was becoming much less common. Compulsory apprenticeship ended in 1844. The 'apprenticeship path' for Matthew Nettell was therefore likely an informal ...
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Apprenticeship records for Ship Carpenters at Glasgow, Scotland in first half of 19th Century?

I can only suggest that you try the possibly lengthy process of looking in the catalogues of the National Records of Scotland (former National Archives of Scotland) and any local archives for Glasgow. ...
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Where was Matthew Nettell, of Illogan, Cornwall, for the 1861 Census?

Strategy 1: Use maps and gazetteers to help identify nearby places to Illogan, and look for blacksmiths in those places to find who might be a master to an apprentice. Nearby places tools can be ...
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Sources of cabinet-making apprentices in Ireland around 1815-1830?

I think I may have lucked out on this search. I found this book: Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to ... A quick look in the appendix shows an alphabetical ...
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Sources of guild records of cabinet-makers in Scotland around 1815-1830?

The Three United Trades of Dundee is the website for the relevant guild in Dundee. The Wrights was apparently the one to cover joiners - other places may divide the trades differently, and the Wrights ...
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Records of joiners in Glasgow and Edinburgh

'Well in Scotland as with England, and the rest of the UK. A person would require to be a Freeman, as the eldest son of a Freeman or else to have become a Freeman, by Marriage to the Eldest daughter ...
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