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    brass plate makers & brass finishers

    Hi does anyone out there have any idea what a brass plate maker actually did (apart from the obvious!) ? Did they make the engraved brass plates that doctors & lawyers have outside their offices, or was there more to it than that? Also, how did the work of a brass plate maker differ from that...
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    brickwall: Gearing

    I am stuck tracing my g-grandmother Mary Adelaide Gearing. The earliest trace I have is her marriage certificate 26 Dec 1894 when she married Thomas Joseph Dickeson in Southwark, London/Surrey. Her father was given as John Gearing (decd). Her birthdate is believed to be 26 July 1871, but no...
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    hello from stroud, glos

    Hi all Just found this site. Although I live in Gloucestershire, none of my family (so far) come from here, I'm mainly looking in London (Southwark - formerly Surrey, and Hammersmith - old Middlesex) and Essex (Tollesbury), and Scotland for my father's family. However, if it helps, I'm...