Thames Watermen & Lightermen

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<script type=text/javascript src= ads.js></script></div></p>Find My Past has just published 99,000+ occupational records of Thames Lightermen & Watermen. The collection dates from 1688 to 2010 and is as follows…..

  • The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames binding records 1692-1949 – 82,238 records
  • The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames reassignments 1688-1908: a list of apprentices who were reassigned from one master to another – 12,410 records, including information about both masters and apprentices
  • Thomas Doggett Coat & Badge, ‘The Hanover Prize’: a record of all known competitors who rowed in the annual race 1715-2010 – 4,402 records
  • Corporation of Trinity House: a register of licences granted to ex-mariners to work as watermen on the River Thames 1829-1864 – 90 records

My friend Sue will be so pleased to see this collection as will all those with ancestors who worked the Rover Thames.