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Well I was going to edit my last post to try to add an image but can't for the life of me find my way round your forum! It won't let me edit and there's no facility to add a picture either???? Eeep!
The following image is a transcription From: ' The Streets and Inhabitants of Birmingham 1770'. and can be found on Ancestry.
Hi Siouxhealer You can certainly add pictures to any of your posts. See( attach file) at the foot of the post that you are making. There may be a small anomally as you are a new poster. I suggest that you make a Private Message to VOLTMAN our Technical Administrator who will make everything very clear to you. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy being with us Sheldonboy Admin.
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i don't know if you have this information about Jacob from various directories ( remembering the year is the publication date and information, particularly this early, is likely to be from AT LEAST a year before) No pubs I'm afraid:
1839 Jacob Wilson , towncrier, 20 Freeman st
1845 Jacob Wilson , towncrier & beadle, 18 Carrs Lane
1849 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , 49 Sherlock St & weigher 45 Market Hall
1855 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , 49 Sherlock St & 45 Market Hall
1858 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , 49 Sherlock St
1862 Jacob Wilson , towncrier 22 Hope St
1867-68 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , town Criers Office, 45 Market Hall
1872 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , town Criers & weighers Office, 50 Market Hall
1873 Jacob Wilson, town crier and weigher, 49 Market hall, home 57 William Edward St
1876-79 Jacob Wilson , towncrier , 50 Market Hall
From 1880 Jacob is not listed (though anmother Jacob Wilson is)
Thanks for the welcome. I'm not un-schooled in forum use, and I did look at the welcome and help section before posting. The problem I'm encountering is there is no Attach File button visible. I'm wondering if it's a 'restriction' that's placed on a new poster? I also don't have the ability to edit my posts either, and where on earth do I edit my profile? [I Surrender]
Yes I have all those various Directory references, but thank you. That was very thoughtful of you. The 'other' 1880 Jacob listed was Jacob the elder's son :)
Back to the subject of the thread about Pubs, that's what piqued my interest in what Winkle posted, that Jacob ran the Bell Inn. It must have been Thomas Wilson's son Jacob 1755-1827. He also inherited the Town Crier position. The latter Jacob was never mentioned as running the pub as you have pointed out in your data. He was a Beadle (early lawman) and a Crier and at one point listed as a bookbinder. I get the impression that they had a somewhat over inflated opinion of their position when you read some of the newspaper reports ;)
Would be interested if anyone does come across any data relating to Wilsons and the Bell Inn.
Welcome to our forum.
As a new member your possibilities are limited until you make at least one sensible introductory post.
You are now a full member and should have no trouble attaching relevant files.
if you do encounter any restrictions please let me know.
Ah ha! Liberty :~)
Merci beaucoup Voltman. That feels more normal
"The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence" ~ Charles Bukowski.
They do not mention what I always understood was the main reason they almost disappeared, that they were a hell of a sight more expensive than the straight glasses, though probably not more than the more resent fancy ones embosed with curlicules and beer-names. This was certainly the opinion of landlords I have spoken to in the past. As to the statement that it saved glass, that is really riiculous, as they were/are a lot heavier than straight glasses. One big advantage to them is that they are far more long-lasting, as they do not break as easily , because of the thickness. they also do not break on hitting someone with them, whereas the straight glass will always smash into sharp slivers. So you are left with the choice of "which would you prefer- sharp spikes in your head making a bleeding mess, or concussion
Sounds like they were always the best choice from all angles.
I remember they were easier to wash in the pre machine days and they rarely came back cracked.
We phased out the straight glass at the Chestnut Tree in the late seventies, the slightest tap and they broke.