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From: "John Townsend" <>
Subject: Re: [LON] Silk Ribbon Weavers
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:39:58 -0000
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I think the centre of the silk trade was Spitalfields. In Bethnal Green,
and perhaps other nearby parishes, there would have been a lot of journeyman
silk weavers working at home for masters in Spitalfields.

Hope this helps!

John Townsend
Antiquarian Bookseller/Genealogist

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Subject: [LON] Silk Ribbon Weavers

> Hello list,
> Could anyone tell me where the silk ribbon weaving took place in London
> in
> the mid 1800s please?
> My wife's BROWN family were silk ribbon weavers near Coventry until the
> 1850s .Subsequently I found the family in Holbeck near Leeds in the 1861
> census. However in that census there was a child in the family born in
> London aged
> 1 year whom we had no knowledge of until we found that entry.Also we
> could
> not find the family in Warwickshire in 1851 so I am assuming that due to
> the
> downturn in the industry at that time they tried their luck in London.
> If I knew where ribbon weaving took place I may be able to find more
> through the child's birth in the PRs for those specific areas.

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