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Edge Tools in Family history


Shogun

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I have just been doing a family history search and a few time next to some of the relatives names on the censors it says employment Edge Tools,any information on this trade would be very helpful.

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Just as a matter of interest, I am currently researching a family who were edge tool makers in Sheffield from the 1560's onwards.

 

They were recorded as Sissersmiths engaged in forging shear,plough and knife blades.

 

This term was used as far back as the Middle Ages.

 

I have put a post on here trying to find out where they lived and worked in Sheffield in the 1700's, in the records it states the area as 'Ead'.

 

I hope this of interest to you.

 

Happy Days! Popt

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Shogun

Just as a matter of interest, I am currently researching a family who were edge tool makers in Sheffield from the 1560's onwards.

 

They were recorded as Sissersmiths engaged in forging shear,plough and knife blades.

 

This term was used as far back as the Middle Ages.

 

I have put a post on here trying to find out where they lived and worked in Sheffield in the 1700's, in the records it states the area as 'Ead'.

 

I hope this of interest to you.

 

Happy Days! Popt

From what I can make out edge tools was things like sorry I cant spell it, {what the grim reaper used}this sharpening of these tools was a skill then.Most of the people of Sheffield are from all the small villages from the country attracted here by the work in the steel works,my Family hail back to a village called Nessington in Northampton.

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