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    Bodyman?

    Hmm, if a fisherman gets his name for taking fish out of the sea then what name does a man get for taking dead bodies out of the River? This is the 18/1900s job description that I'm after.
    Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

    I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

    #2
    have a look in our Reference Library... 'The Big Book of Genealogy' might just help


    http://www.familytreeforum.com/conte...k-of-Genealogy
    Julie
    They're coming to take me away haha hee hee..........

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      #3
      I'm not so sure that it does have a name myself. Right now i've just got a little side note. "Was a fisher of dead bodies in the River Tees on the Thornaby side"
      Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

      I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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        #4
        I wouldn't of thought it was a full time occupation really?

        Remembering: Cuthbert Gregory 1889 - 1916, George Arnold Connelly 1886 - 1917, Thomas Lowe Davenport 1890 - 1917, Roland Davenport Farmer 1885 - 1916, William Davenport Sheffield 1879 - 1915, Cuthbert Gregory 1918 - 1944

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          #5
          Possibly a Scavelman:

          Scavelman Cleaned and maintained waterways and ditches
          Linda


          My avatar is my Grandmother Carolina Meulenhoff 1896 - 1955

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            #6
            All I know is that George Phillips (my great Granddad) used to push the bodies from the stockton side to the thornaby side of Victoria bridge as the thornaby side gave out more money. Whether or not he actually collected the bodies isn't known.

            http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.u...dge%20then.jpg
            Boat = Stockton
            Building = Thornaby
            In 1883 Victoria Bridge was changed into this:
            http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ge_-_lvm15.jpg
            Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

            I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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              #7
              I've just got back from Aunty J's with Mum and she agrees that "Pop" as they call him used to do this as a part time job to bring some spare money into the home, I've had another look at the 1911 census and it does state Jib Crane Driver for the occupation.
              Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

              I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                #8
                Great story, Lennon.
                Currently researching: Stanbra, Neale, Reading, Barber, Checkley, Pratt, Blicke in Fenny Compton, Warks and neighbouring hamlets

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                  #9
                  Guess what? I've finally found some proof of it ;D

                  http://rememberwhen.gazettelive.co.u...-the-tees.html

                  at the very bottom.
                  Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                  I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                    #10
                    a briiliant find- well done
                    Angelina

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                      #11
                      Cheers. Just think the Library couldn't help me but a search of "Retrieving bodies from the River Tees" could lol.
                      Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                      I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                        #12
                        terrible job the smell must have been awful


                        Val

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by lennon2011 View Post
                          Cheers. Just think the Library couldn't help me but a search of "Retrieving bodies from the River Tees" could lol.
                          great find Sarah, though I am sure that the Local Archives would have been able to help you, or maybe a Local Historical Society?
                          Julie
                          They're coming to take me away haha hee hee..........

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                            #14
                            To be honest I've emailed Teesside Archives and they had nothing to match my description. The library woman did say that she had heard something similar but she couldn't provide anything more. I spent the afternoon looking at reference books on the River Tees and History of Stockton. I even looked at a book on Murders surrounding the Stockton areas but the only mention in that was the fact that people were able to use storms as a way to hide bodies which would eventually end up on the river banks. Book title- Foul deeds and suspicious deaths around the Tees.

                            Last edited by lennon2011; 11-12-13, 21:15.
                            Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                            I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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                              #15
                              Remember this? Well I found some more proof of this at Stockton Central Library up in the family history/Stockton history section :D

                              bodies.jpg
                              Lennon. Phillips. Thomas. Peacock. Tubridy. Burton.

                              I am the girl from that town & I'm darn proud of it.

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