CHILDREN’S EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION (1862):

INDEX OF WITNESSES TO THE CHILDREN’S EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION (1862):
THE METAL MANUFACTURES OF THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT

Page15
William Henry Widdicombe- 8 – grinder
James Higgins -7 – grinder
George Greaves -15 – grinder
William Holt – 20 Grinder
Thomas Darwin – 6 grinder
Thomas Darwin (adult) grinder
William Brown – 47
Joseph Else (adult) fork-grinder
Joseph Sanderson -49 fork-grinder
Page16
Thomas Roebuck – 38 fork-grinder
John Sale – 10 fork-glazer
John Brown – 15 fork-grinder
Pageatrick Stavin – adult- fork-grinder
Thomas Rider -11 – grinder
George Hobson – 19 – grinder
Henry Shawe – 10- buffer
John Holt – 13 – glazer & polisher
William Attersby – 39 – file-grinder
Page17
George Stevens – 15 – file-grinder
Joseph Travis – 40+ – file-grinder
Page18
Edward Sotheran – 27 – sissor-grinder
John Mason – adult – edge-tool grinder
Samual Ellis – adult – plane grinder
Henry Liddell – 14- grinder
John Henry Write – 14 – file-grinder
Page19
George Swift – 16 – polisher
Samuel Sharpe – adult – razor-grinder
Edward Armitage -16- scissor-polisher
George Hobson -adult- razor-grinder
Mr James Bingham – adult- Manager
Page20
Mr. Joseph Mallinson – adult- Union Secratary
Mr. Jonathen Wragg – adult- Union Secratary
Page21
William Dyson -adult- former sissor grinder
Page22
Benjamin Wildgoose -adult- shoe knife grinder
Samuel Hind -54- grinder
Thomas Redfern -adult- grinder
Henry Birkin -13- glazer
George Redfern -adult- grinder
Page23
John Brigg -adult- grinder
Samuel Warner -19- grinder
Joseph Broadhead -10- saw-glazer
Walter Ibbotson -16- fork grinder
???? Tingle -adult- fork maker & grinder
Page24
Charles Tingle -21- fork-grinder
John Brook Greaves -14- glazer
Keziah Bouldin -adult- wife of fork-grinder
Ann Tingle -20- fork-filer
Page25
Sarah Ann Tingle -9- fork-filer
George Burrows -adult- needle-pointer
Maria Lansley -9- hand-fly operator
Thomas Scholefield -11-
Mr Joseph Robert Cocker -adult- manager
Page26
Mr Marsden -adult-
Mr Charles Hernry Firth -adult- manager
George William Ross -12- shove on
Page27
William Ross -adult- steel-roller
William Henry Ray -10- Shove on
Henry Stow -14-
James Oxley -11- cellar boy
John Holmes -13- heater
Page28
William Amos Blithe -13- mason
Henry Gregory -13- cellar boy
Mr J Ellis -adult-
Page29
William Crampton -10-
William Strafford -13-
Allan Bunce -16- pull down
Thomas Cook -13-
John Morris -14- striker
William Smith -15- moulder
Page30
Edward Taylor -15- moulder
John Coleridge -17- Polisher
John Willey -adult- manager
??? Rogers -12-
Page31
Mr. Joseph Peace -adult-
John Cawthorpe -14- backer
Pageatrick Manger -13-
Henry Kay -10- riveter
Page32
Mr Ward – adult-
George Allinsworth -9- cellar boy
John Allinsworth -adult-
Ellen Depledge -12-
George Albert Parker -12-
Mr. E.F.Sanderson -adult-
Page33
John Smith -15- tilter
Robert Newbert -14-
Page34
Mr Alfred B. Ibbotson – adult-
George Batty -adult- working manager
George Bagnall – adult- under manger
Page35
Thomas Bagley -12-
Charles Stork -adult- file cutter
George Greaves -adult- file cutter
Page36
George Ibbotson -adult- file cutter
Thomas Blackburn -adult- file cutter
Page37
Mr H. Howard -adult- manager
Jeremiah Haynes -12-
Alfred Bishop -11- fire minder
Page38
Mr T.F. Cocker -adult-
Martin Hefrin -11-
James Dunagan -12-
William Shorter -10-
George Birkenshaw -130-
Josh. Lambert -13-
Mr. F.H.B. Beardshaw -adult-
Page39
James Baker -10-
Thomas Darnall -15-
Mr.T.B.Hawksworth -adult-
John Edwin Saville -14-
Joseph Chaworth -10-
Mr Alfred Peace -adult-
John Walter Dakin -11-
Joseph Gavin -13-
Mr J. Taylor -adult-
Page40
George Gardom -12-
John Greaves -12-
Charles Kay -15-
Mr Daniel Parker -adult-
Samuel Thompson -12-
Samuel Fletcher -13-
Thomas West -13-
Mr. Richard Jukes -adult-
Page41
George Shepherd -12-
Walter Shepherd – 10-
Murkham Morris -12-
William Reed -12-
Frederick Brook -14-
Thomas Phillips -adult-
Richard Mittam -14-
Emma Cheetham -7-
Albert Spinks -11-
Joseph Sellar -13-
Page42
Mr Robert Shirtcliffe -adult-
Sophia Cockin -adult-
Margaret Jane Sanderson -13-
John Lovatt -9-
Henry Slater -adult-
Ellen Watson -11-
William Watson -adult- cutler
William Turner -12-
John Leedham -14-
Page43
Mr John Unwin -adult-
James Harrison -adult- table-knife hafters
Walter Deakin -adult- table-knife hafters
Samuel Hawley -adult- cutler
Frederick Hawley -12-
Page45
Mr Francis Bownes -adult-
Charles Allen -adult- scale cutter
Page46
Mr Newbold -adult-
Henry Matthewman -17- cutler
Henry Barkwell -12- ivory cutter
James Roberts -14- polisher
John Mason – 16- penknife maker
William Richards -12-
Mark Rutter -adult- blade forger
William Dickinson -15- heater
Mr George Beeley -adult- manager
Page47
Mr William Harrison -adult-
Mr Wilkinson -adult- (of J Wilkinson & Sons)
Mr. (Wm) Hutton -adult-
Page48
Roberet Furness -10-
Herbert Shaw -13-
Mr Henry Wilkinson -adult-
Ruth Hobson -14-
Peter Palue -12-
Page49
Messrs Dixon
Sarah Jane Egg -15-
Emily Lee -14-
Edwin Lee -11-
Edwin White -11-
William Watkin -11-
Martha Abb Segwell -12-
George Henry Harley -13-
Elizabeth Hay -17-
Page50
Mr F. Sibray -adult- manager
Joseph Hutchinson -10-
Charles Gandley -11-
John Henry Drabble -12-
Annie Swallow -13-
Mr Guest -adult-
Page51
Thomas Gaynon -10-
Janes Brooks -12-
Joseph Simmenhite -15-
Edward Woodfield -13-
John Connigan -8-
William Snow -adult-
Mr Thomas Stansbury -adult- manager

Page52
Mr J.T. Pigott -adult-
Mr Michel Thonas Sadlier -adult- medical officer
Benjamin Bagnall -15-
Sarah Hopkins -13-
Page53
Eliza Siddell -16-
Annie Hall -11-
Sarah Ellen Thompson -9-
Mr G. Bassett -adult-
Page54
Francis Winsley -adult- foreman
Mary Madin -12-
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I have not consistently supplied the occupations of the witnesses,
mainly because they either specialised (and thus would not generally be
meaningful), or descriptive.

A Sample entry is provided below:-

221. Herbert Shaw, age 13 – Cob up for a stamper, and sometimes pull a stamp.
Same hours as the last boy (viz 8am to 7pm with an hour for lunch).

Went to a brush making place at 9 years old, and worked 7am to 7 pm,
but there was no overtime. It was not machine work. There were about
13 boys. Was not the youngest. There was one only going 7.

Did go to Sunday school, but not now because I have no clothes.
The man gives me 3s. 6d. a week: father is an optician and has
a bit of work at home; and have a brother at work here. Went to
St Mary’s day school when I was a little boy. Go to church at
night and hear them read about God.


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