New Databases at The Original Record

The following databases have been added at The Original Record this week:

1413-1414 – London Drapers
The accounts of the Worshipful Company of the Drapers of London for August 1413 to August 1414 include £13 10s for ‘les resseytez del Apprenticialtez’, being the fees for thirteen apprentices at 20s each, plus 10s of debt for a fee from a previous year. The surnames of the masters in question are given, some with christian name; the apprentices are not named.

1821 – Capetown Shipping: Captains
The Capetown register of ‘Arrivals and Departures of all Ships and Vessels, that have frequented the Parts of this Colony’ from 20 December 1820 to 20 December 1821 gives date of arrival; ship’s name; captain’s name; nationality; where from; whither bound; cargo; and the date of departure.

1826 – Teachers in county Longford Deserving of Encouragement
The Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor of Ireland awarded gratuities to ‘Teachers, appearing, from the Inspectors’ Reports of their Schools, to be deserving of encouragement’. 11 such teachers were identified in Longford in 1826, and these are listed in the society’s report for the following year, with their full name and the name of their school.

1853 – National Provincial Bank Shareholders
Copy of the return by the National Provincial Bank of England to the Inland Revenue listing the ‘persons of whom the Company or Partnership consists’, pursuant to 7 & 8 Vic. cap. 32: giving full name (surname first), residence and occupation.

1853-1854 – Ticket-of-Leave Men and Women
1205 convicts (1157 men, 48 women) were granted tickets-of-leave giving them conditional pardon from 10 October 1853 to 11 July 1854. This return gives full name, where and when convicted, offence, sentence in years, date of licence and annuity.

1861-1865 – Carpenters Excluded from the Union
Each annual report of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners included a list of excluded members, arranged by branch. The great majority of the exclusions were for non-payment of entrance money or arrears, but other reasons are cited from time to time – fraud; bringing the society into discredit; dishonesty; entering the society under false pretences; working contrary to the society’s interest; not being a competent workman. In most cases names are given in full. There are lists from Bath, Battersea, Bethnal Green, Beverley, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishop Auckland, Borough (Southwark), Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Burslem, Burton-upon-Trent, Bury, Camberwell, Camden Town, Cardiff, Chelsea, Chester, Congleton, Coventry, Crewe, Croydon, Darlington, Devonport, Doncaster, Droylsden, Drury Lane, Durham, Ealing, Edgeware Road, Exeter, Falmouth & Penryn, Gray’s Inn Road, Halifax, Hanley, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Hereford, Heywood, Huddersfield, Hull, Kentish New Town, Kidderminster, King’s Cross, Knutsford, Lambeth, Leeds, Leek, Liverpool, Longton, Lymm, Malvern, Manchester, Manchester Square, Middlesbrough, Middleton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newton Abbot, Norwich, Norwood, Notting Hill, Oldham, Oxford, Paddington, Penge, Penzance, Pimlico, Plymouth, Poplar, Portman Square, Radcliffe Bridge, Ramsbottom, Richmond, Rotherham, Rugby, Salford, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Scarborough, Sheffield, Shipley, South Kensington, Spitalfields, Stafford, Stepney, Stockton-on-Tees, Stonehouse, Sunderland, Surbiton, Torquay, Tottenham Court Road, Twickenham, Westminster, Whitby, Wimbledon, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Wood Green, Woolwich, Worcester, and York.

1914 – Naval Ratings Killed in 1914
The monthly lists of the nearly 4000 Royal Navy ratings killed from the start of the Great War through to the end of December 1914 are aranged alphabetically by surname and christian names, with rank, and official number. The lists include marines, reservists, and a few civilian canteen staff also killed in the conflict. Full names are given, except for a few cases where a middle name is represented only by an initial.

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