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Surname index to the Company of Watermen & Lightermen, London

Robert J. Cottrell

Surname index to the Company of Watermen & Lightermen, London

apprenticeship binding index in six volumes covering the years 1692-1884

by Robert J. Cottrell

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Published by R.J. Cottrell in Bexleyheath .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement[compiled] by Robert J. Cottrell. [Vol.7], 1884-1908.
ContributionsWorshipful Company of Watermen and Lightermen.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15353314M
ISBN 100951697463
OCLC/WorldCa63069977

Our site is dedicated to researching the history of Thames sailing barges and barge builders and the watermen and lightermen who worked on the wharves and docks along the river and travelled the Thames from Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Essex to London. Links can be found to other river sites. The Company was responsible throughout the 19th century for regulating watermen and lightermen and their fees, and for registering their boats. Later, the Thames Conservancy and the Port of London Authority took over most of these duties. However, the Company continued to be responsible for apprenticeships and the granting of Freedoms.

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, London, United Kingdom. likes. The Company of Watermen and Lightermen was established by Act of . Lightermen and Watermen. Many of the Goggin ancestors who lived in London were Watermen and Lightermen. This is a trade that was often passed down the generations because, to work on the river Thames, one had to be licensed which required a seven year apprenticeship under a master.

Watermen and Lightermen history Tracing your watermen and lightermen ancestors Bibliography Glossary Appendices: Masters of the company Doggett's coat and badge winners Plying places and wharves of the Thames Legon family tree Timeline of the Thames Lighterage companies Clerks of the companies Watermen in the navy c Watermen Archives at teh.   Thelma: Report: 1 Feb About the Thames watermen and lightermen records Here you can sea occupational records of Thames watermen and lightermen for the period This collection comprises the following records: The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames binding records – 82, records The Company of Watermen & Lightermen .


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Surname index to the Company of Watermen & Lightermen, London by Robert J. Cottrell Download PDF EPUB FB2

For research enquiries about your Watermen or Lightermen ancestors, please make your initial enquiry by email to [email protected] Watermen’s Hall does not have the facilities to accommodate individual research.

A small charge is made for our research service, currently £30 for a straightforward genealogy enquiry, one surname. This charge benefits the Company’s charities. Please supply. KENT surname Apprenticeship (Binding) Indexes for the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames by Robert ll.

Below this data you will find information regarding the Watermen and their bindings. Surname index to the company of watermen & lightermen - London: apprenticeship binding index in six volumes covering the years [] Statement of Responsibility: by Robert J.

Cottrell. SURNAME INDEX. TO THE COMPANY OF WATERMEN & LIGHTERMEN - LONDON. Date of Binding. First Name. The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames was founded inwhen the earliest Act of Parliament for regulating watermen, wherrymen and bargemen received Royal Assent from King Henry VIII.

Under a further Act of the Company introduced apprenticeships for those wishing to learn the skills of the Watermen. In the Lightermen (carriers of goods/cargo) joined.

Lightermen in the Port of London History. Lightermen were one of the most characteristic groups of workers in London's docks during the heyday of the Port of London, but their trade was eventually rendered largely obsolete by changes in shipping technology.

They were closely associated with the watermen, who carried passengers, and in joined the Company of Watermen to form the Company. (London, List of Free Watermen, List of 5, members of the Worshipful Company of Waterman and Lighterman who had completed their apprenticeship) (Thames Watermen & Lightermen Search thro occupational records of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen for the period Official blazon.

Arms: Argent, in base barry wavy of six azure and argent, a boat proper; on a chief azure two oars in saltire Or between two cushions argent fretted gules trimmed argent tasselled Or. Crest: On a wreath argent and gules, A dexter arm embowed vested argent, holding in the hand proper an oar erect Or.

Supporters: On either side a dolphin haurient argent, finned, eyed and tusked Or. The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames binding records ; 82, records of apprentice binding books, which include details of each apprentice's binding to his master.

The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames reassignments; Thames Watermen & Lightermen Category Education & work Subcategory Occupations First name(s) REUBEN Last name Pressman Birth year - Master's first name(s) Thomas Master's last name Argent Bound year Bound day 23 Bound month Jun Place - Date free 09 Aug Where from notes Poplar Source Binding Records Record set.

February Discounted Book of the Month - My Ancestors were Thames Watermen. Lori; ; 0 Comments; A family historian’s guide to ancestors who worked as Thames Watermen or Lightermen in the City of London, this book documents the life of those who toiled on the Thames with a thorough introductory history of the Company of Watermen and the so-called ‘Dock Age’, and.

The Library holds a number of published works on the company, a list of which can be consulted at L37 in the Printed Books Section's London subject catalogue.

Also of interest is Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, which includes 19th century interviews with watermen and lightermen. The London Waterman [ Roud ; Bodleian Roud ; Charles Dibdin () / trad.] A wherry is a light rowboat that is used for racing or for transporting goods and passengers in inland waters and harbours.

In an Act of Parliament set up the Company of Watermen and Lightermen to control the watermen on the River Thames who were. Index to the Wills of Lightermen in Berkshire, Essex, Kent, London, Middlesex and Surrey.

Bum Boat Book - Watermen and Lightermen company records – including names and addresses. Mercantile Navy List - Transcription of theand Editions. The Company's archives. The movement of goods and passengers along the River Thames has been central to the City of London's development.

This trade has largely been controlled, since the sixteenth century, by the members of the Watermen and Lightermen's Company. The Company's records reflect its rich and diverse history. The Company of Watermen and Lightermen (CWL) is a City Guild without Grant of Livery who historically licensed Thames Watermen (now licensed by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency).

Watermen are river workers who transfer passengers across and along city centre rivers and estuaries in Britain and its former colonies. Most notable are those on the River Thames and River Medway, but. By James Legon. A family historian’s guide to ancestors who worked as Thames Watermen or Lightermen in the City of London, this book documents the life of those who toiled on the Thames with a thorough introductory history of the Company of Watermen and the so-called ‘Dock Age’, and describes in detail the typical working life for those who worked the waves from the 16th century to the.

It became the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, a title it still holds. But what of the history of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen.

There has always been a need to convey passengers and carry goods across or up and down the Thames. Up until the mid-eighteenth century London had only one bridge and the roads of. Company of Watermen and Lightermen: | | ||| | Watermen's Hall (), by William Blackburn.

World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive collection ever assembled. Watermen Biographies Biographical notes of some 17th-century company rulers and other watermen.

(Appendix 3 of The Thames Watermen.) A Muster of the Watermen, An Admiralty muster or census made in February /9, listing the name, living or plying place, age and number of naval voyages (if any) of each waterman on the Thames.

Posts about Company of Watermen and Lightermen written by HTBS Hear The Boat Sing This website covers all aspects of the rich history of rowing, as a sport, culture phenomena, a life style, and a necessary element to keep your wit and stay sane.Lightermen owned and operated lighters, flat-bottomed barges which were used in 'lightening' or unloading ships that could not be unloaded at a wharf, and also used for transporting goods of any kind.

Almshouses at Penge in Kent were built in on land presented to the Watermen and Lightermen's Company by John Dudin Brown.OF THE COMPANY OF WATERMEN & LIGHTERMEN OF THE RIVER THAMES 1. First complete your personal details on pa ge 7. 2. Second, it is a requirement that you have obtained the Freedom of the City of London before you can become a Freeman of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen.

If you are already a Freeman of the City then delete as appropriate on.