Advanced search

Help needed with this document

(11 Posts)
Davespecifico Sun 29-Nov-20 16:14:36

Hi. My ancestor John Riley was a tailor. He/ or another John Riley is listed here as a cutter, I think. Would cutter have been a tailoring occupation.
Also, can anyone read the name of the 2nd marriage witness?

OP’s posts: |
Davespecifico Sun 29-Nov-20 16:15:01

Link here

OP’s posts: |
PastMyBestBeforeDate Sun 29-Nov-20 16:17:21

Brightwell for both of the witnesses.
Yes a cutter is a specialist role, cutting the fabric efficiently and correctly for the tailor.

Davespecifico Sun 29-Nov-20 16:32:22

Thanks PMBBD!
Could I ask another question? In Ireland, 200 years ago, might there have been 2 children within the same family with the same forename for any reason?

OP’s posts: |
CayrolBaaaskin Sun 29-Nov-20 16:33:38

Hi op - that was common in Scotland if one died, they just reused the name.

Davespecifico Sun 29-Nov-20 16:35:06

Any reason why they might use same if both alive?

OP’s posts: |
AdaColeman Sun 29-Nov-20 16:43:43

Yes, I agree that Cutter is an occupation within the tailoring trade.
Actually, my mother was a Cutter, she worked in the upholstery trade. It's an extremely skilled job, as a skilful cutter will utilise the fabric advantageously and economically, leaving the minimum of waste fabric.

PastMyBestBeforeDate Sun 29-Nov-20 16:48:36

I have never come across the name being used for multiple living children in my own research but other people have suggested it happens. I would imagine that a lot of Catholic families used a religious name more than once but the child was known by another name.

freakdechic Sun 29-Nov-20 17:46:26

My gran had 2 brothers called John. One was actually her cousin who lived with them as he was orphaned

RaspberryCoulis Mon 30-Nov-20 16:11:09

Agree on the cutter - that's still used in the industry, it's the person who places the pattern on the fabric then cuts all the pieces out for someone else to sew together.

Not come across two siblings with the same name but it's always possible. Could one be known by their middle name?

FlamedToACrisp Sat 12-Dec-20 10:19:21

There were two sisters, both living, in my family, who were called Eliza and Elizabeth.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in