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From: John Drewell <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Occupation: Dairyman / Milkman in St Pancras c.1850
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:20:22 -0800
in the early 1800's several of my people called themselves
>cowkeepers<. Later in the century they had become
>dairymen<. Social climbing !
Cheers, John Drewell in Vancouver
Roger Lovegrove wrote:
> Inthe 19th century (abnd even into the early 20th) a dairyman (milkman)
> had his cow in the shed in the back garden, miled her, and delivered her
> milk around from a churn on a handcart which he trundled around under
> his own steam. He had a wooden scoop ladle to spill the liquid out into
> the purchaser's own vessel. If he was a successful tradesman he might
> actually have a horse to pull the cart. Nothing so sophisticated as milk
> Since this man changed his work, perhaps he worked for the man who owned
> the cow!
> SANDRA LOVEGROVE
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Yates <>
> To: <>
> Date: 10 January 2001 15:29
> Subject: [Lon] Occupation: Dairyman / Milkman in St Pancras c.1850
> >I am interested in learning about what would a Dairyman / Milkman
> >did c.1850 in London? Is a Dairyman and a Milkman just different names
> >the same job in London at that time?
> >How was milk distributed at this time?
> >Was it someone who delivered milk in pint bottles or some other size
> >container to the door?
> >The gentleman I'm interested had various job titles. I listed them to
> give a
> >sense of what type of work he did through out his life which might help
> >define the work he did as a Dairyman / Milkman.
> >1848 - Labourer
> >1849 - Dairyman
> >1851 - Milkman
> >1854 - Carpenter's Labourer
> >1873 - House Painter
> >Appreciate any information.
> >South Carolina
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