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NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 27 Jan 2007 9:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Can anyone tell me at what age they would have started the trade and how old when they finished
Also dose anyone do lookups for FREEMANS ADMISSIONS I am looking for JOHN BENNELL b. abt 1771 Colchester also son JOHN BENNELL b.1800 London both builders or brickmakers
Thanks Karen

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 12 Mar 2007 10:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennell
I am not an expert in these things but my wifes family have been Freeburgesses (Freemen) since the 17th century.
1:-
As with most things in days gone by, the position of Freeburgess was inherited through the Male line of the family. The holder would be ADMITTED on the first COURT day after he attained the age of 21. If there was no Male line then the Family will no longer have a claim. My brother-in-law is the last to hold the position as his family consists of 3 girls.
Another requirement is that the person claiming entitlement has to live within the boundaries of Colchester. I have tried to find records but since an initial success going back to 1650, I have had no additional info. (That was nearly 30 years ago) and I can't find the original document).
2:-
As far as apprentiships are concerned I believe that they could start from the age of 15 / 18, and last for, usually 7 years.
Good Hunting
Regards
Terry Avis

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 13 Mar 2007 1:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Terry
That gives me something to work with
Karen

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 13 Mar 2007 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Terry

One more thing do you know if the 1st court day would be in the same year ?
Thanking you
Karen

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 13 Mar 2007 5:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi again

There were four Court Sessions each year, roughly the same as the seasons but with names like Michaelmas and such like.
So the answer to your question is that the earliest that an admission could take place, is in the same year, but after the 21st birthday.
However many did not take up until a later date sometimes several years!

Regards
Terry

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 13 Mar 2007 8:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks again Terry you have cleared a few things up for me
Karen

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 23 Mar 2007 4:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I was watching a program on TV I believe it was called 'How London was Built', and in it was the history of, I think it was Kings Cross Station, and it was said that young boys who were apprentice brickies has to knock up the lime cement which was a very unpleasant job. The inference was that they were very young.

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 24 Mar 2007 8:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the info
RegardsKaren

Re: NEED HELP Bricklayers

Posted: 25 Oct 2008 11:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
I STARTED BRICKLAYING 1949 AS AN APPRENTICE WENT INTO THE MARINE CORP & WHEN OVER WENT BACK TO BRICKLAYING TILL 1969 OVER 20 YEARS. ENJOYED SOME THE BUILDINGS I WORKED ON FROM LONG ISLAND TO MANHATAN. BUT I THINK IT IS BECOMING A LOST TRADE. HERE IN CA. ALL YOU SEE IS "BLOCKWALLS"
WELL I GUESS THATS THE WAY MOST TRADES BECOME LOST.
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