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case of the watermen and lightermen working on the river of Thames

case of the watermen and lightermen working on the river of Thames

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My Ancestors were Thames Watermen by James Legon is now available again after being reprinted. This book is a unique guide to tracing ancestors who worked on the River Thames as lightermen and watermen, written by a descendant of eight generations of such men. The Laws & Constitutions of the Master, Wardens, & Commonality of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames Also bound in are Rules and Bye-Laws for the Regulation of the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, and A Table of Rates, Prices, or Fare to be Taken by Watermen on the River Thames between New Windsor, Berks and Yantlet Creek, Kent.

Ted Hunt, talking about lightermen's role in D-Day and reciting a poem about his first week as a lighterman at a screening of The Weekend Millionaires digital:works [email protected] An oral history of the Thames Lightermen. The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames I had great pleasure being part of a group privileged to enjoy a conducted tour of Watermen’s Hall by Carol Ratcliffe, Assistant Clerk, a lady who obviously lives and breathes her job and whose enthusiasm was : Natalie Kleinman.

Chapter 1 concentrates on the history of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen, Doggett's Coat & Badge Race and working conditions of Thames Lightermen. Chapter 2 contains a detailed account of how to go about tracing your Watermen ancestors, including a case study.4/5(3).   While this sounds like a dramatic scene from a novel by Charles Dickens or Victor Hugo, it was, in fact, a ‘Court of Admission’, a delightful ceremony at Waterman’s Hall in London where new members of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames are admitted into the ancient trade guild.


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Case of the watermen and lightermen working on the river of Thames Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Guild continues to license watermen and lightermen working on the River Thames. Watermans' Hall is located at 16 St Mary At Hill, in Billingsgate. It dates to and is the only surviving Georgian guild hall. The construction of the docks was bitterly opposed by the lightermen and other vested interests, but went ahead anyway.

Get this from a library. The case of the Watermen and Lightermen Working on the River of Thames. [Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames (Guild);]. The constitutions of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen as amended by the Right Honourable the Court of Lord Mayor and Aldermen, and afterwards confirm'd and approv'd by the Right Honourable the Lord Chief Justice Holt, and the Lord Chief Justice Parker: to which is prefixed, a table of contents of those by-laws, and thereunto annex'd, an abstract of the repective duties of rulers, &c.

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; 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 other rivers. Tracing Watermen or Lightermen ancestors. If you know where on the River Thames they were from, this will help, especially in the case of a common surname.

The information recorded by the Company is the apprentice’s name, East End and Thames Watermen and Lightermen ancestors. A major set of documents chronicling the lives of people who made a living on one of the UK’s largest waterways is now available to explore online for the first time.

Spanning the years between andthe collection features more t records of forebears who worked as watermen and lightermen carrying passengers and cargo actross the Thames. An Act of Parliament in regulated the fares charged on the Thames, but the Watermen continued to act independently until an Act of which appointed Rulers of all Watermen and Wherrymen working between Gravesend and Windsor, and thus the Company was born.

"Tales from the Thames" is an oral history project focussing on the Thames Lightermen and Watermen, the people who have operated the boats on the Thames with a history going back hundreds of years. The trade goes back to Roman times and before but was first licensed under Henry VIII years ago.

The profession has employed generations of. History of the Origin and Progress of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen on the River Thames Hardcover – July 1, by Henry Humpherus (Author) › Visit Amazon's Henry Humpherus Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Author: Henry Humpherus. 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 Parliament in to control the 5/5. All lightermen were licensed by the City of London as freemen of the ‘Company of Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of Watermen and Lighterman’, to work their vessels in all parts of the river from New Windsor to Yantlet Creek (below Gravesend), and in all docks, canals, creeks and.

surviving records of the Corps of River Fencibles are listed under LMA reference CLC/ The history of the Watermen and Lightermen’s Company. Until the mid 18th century the only means by which to cross the River Thames were London Bridge or boat. Because of the potential difficulties this posed, theFile Size: 50KB.

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 &.

The Laws & Constitutions Of The Master, Wardens, & Commonalty Of Watermen & Lightermen Of The River Thames [London. Watermen and Lightermen's Compa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages.

The watermen were one of the largest of the London companies. But it is not certain, as Taylor claimed, that they were the greatest.

The membership of the weavers' and street porters' companies, for example, also ran into several thousands. The watermen generally lived close to the Thames, their source of living.

Licensed River Thames Watermen and Lightermen. By Robert John Cottrell. No doubt many of you present today have studied and searched the various census. returns and come across the occupations of Waterman or Lighter man. It is surprising. how many people ask me exactly what these professions are.

Many think the trades. Then inanother group of river workers, the lightermen, who carried goods rather than passengers, joined with the Company.

It became the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, a title it still holds. The Company moved to its present Hall in The records are of particular interest to genealogists and local historians as well as anyone interested in the social history of the Thames and those who lived and worked on the river.

Thomas Martyn lived in Putney in the late 17th century and at his bequest his estate was used to establish a Waterman’s School which opened in with The Company of Watermen was established in by an act of Parliament, during the reign of Queen Mary.

The company helped to regulate and standardise apprenticeship of watermen and fares for journeys on the River Thames. Watermen were responsible for transporting individuals along the River Thames from Gravesend to Windsor.

Like cabbies with their "knowledge", the working watermen and lightermen have an encyclopaedic understanding of the bridges, barges and boats that crisscross the Thames.The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF full name/s and at least approximate year/s of birth is a good starting point.

If you know where on the River Thames they were from, this will help, especially in the case of a common surname.East End and Thames Watermen and Lightermen ancestors.This book is a study of the Thames watermen, the passenger carriers of London's river, during an era of upheaval and historical transformation.

The watermen were as much a part of this process as society at large. The watermen were constituted a Company — a gild-type organization — .