SBD Founder Ken Doughty
will be on the Experts Table at the Society of Genealogists Who Do You
Think You Are Show February 26th 2010
New Interest Names - Clark, Hall, Turner, Debney, Fairey, Arney,
Halladay, Robey, Fulcher Brown, Baker, Willson, Rooke, Tyrell, Warner,
Baines, Noble, Swainsbury.
More brushmaking Ephemera Purchased
New Parish Record Searches available to members. Recently purchased
rare 18th and 19th Century Trade Directories
November 2009 - Founder Ken Doughty gives talk at Society of Genealogists.
Membership continues to grow!
TITTERTON, HOWARD, CONNOR, BROAD, CULLY, BAKER, BROMFIELD,
Another TONG researcher,
FULCHER BROWN, NICHOLLS, LATCHFORD, LEWIS,
LLOYD, DOWNING, RANT. WILKINSON.
Chesham brushmakers. Zora Sweet Pinney visits the UK.
Members researching McINTOSH, BOXALL, SNELLING, CULMER, HATTON, WALTON,
SEWELL-WRIGHT, JOHNSON, GILLESPIE, SLAYTOR, HALL, BOND, GIBBONS,
Posts on Walker, Gibbons,Culmer, the Bass Factory, Wm. HOWARD and more.
New members researching REED, ROSSITER, TONG
More on Charles Jeffries - famous concertina maker, lovely picture of a
brush hawker's wagon, map of the Tramp Route, more indexes. Loads of
information and enquiries.
Rooneys Brushes have new premises and I shall be visiting and writing
an article on their new factory.
The Bulletin Board site is going from strength to strength! We now have
well over 100 members using the Board, including many old members and
lots of new members.
THE SPECIAL OFFERS FOR EXISTING MEMBERS ARE STILL
NEW SERVICE!! Free Census and
BMD searches for SBD Members!!!!
1841, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91 and
Free search of UK BMD records
for certificate reference numbers!
Search of Marriages for possible
are lots of items on the new site:
More material on contemporary besom makers,
New members researching GUTHRIE, COVE, MANN and HODGSON
Welcome to existing member Jean Ball!
Joan Vinall and Michelle McVean are close to completing the
Index to the thousands of brushmakers contained in the SBD Journals,
and these are available for download at the private members' site.
Lots of new posts including strays and members' interests.
Several unseen items relating to the Infamous Henry Wainwright
Whitechapel Murder, including Newspaper reports and posts from members
descended from the Wainwrights and Stokes, the man who found the body!
William Wainwright's suicide.
Artists Paintbrush making. Pics from John Hill's Anglia TV item.
The Book of Trades - entry on brushmakers c1810
Members old and new have
posted details of their interests.
Janet Heskins has revealed an
amazing source for research.
World renowned authority on the
history of Artists brushes and Art techniques, Zora Sweet Pinney has
joined and we have posted one of her articles on Rowney brushes.
Hill from the old firm of Hill's is another frequent poster.
descendant of the Kiddier family, Roger KIDDIER is
also to be found there.
Janet Gyford, historian and author of books on
Witham is interested in any information to do with this little Essex
town, the first stop on a London brushmaker's Tramp.
Janet Sudan's piece on Clift brushmakers,
A piece on
GRIFFIN of Kent Street.
The second part of the reprint of 'Modern
Brushmaking', the 1901 article on S D Page of Wymondham with lots of
pictures of the techniques and processes used at the time (and possibly
some photos of your ancestors!).
Items members may download include:
A very detailed Index to the first three Journals.
to names mentioned in other Journals
A 2200+ name Index of all
surnames shown in the 1829, 1851 and 1865 Lists of Journeyman
An Index of all full names shown in the 1851 and 1865
A List of Tramps Relieved in London 1816 and lots of pictures.
An item on "Brushmakers Society 1839 Stockholders" by myself, with a
copy of a full list of the names and locations of these men.
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without prior agreement is expressly forbidden.
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