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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: PITOIS and GAUD
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 13:17:03 -0000
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Hi Jayne,
----- Original Message ----- From: "jayne perry"
> I like your referral to anything "leathery"!>
> I have my Grandmother's birth certificate in front of me and it says that
> she was born in 1808 at 32 Windmill street.
> Her father is listed as a commercial (I can't read the next word)
Traveller? Salesman? Agent?
> goods.
> Their residence is listed as " The Roses, Ambleside Drive,
> On my Grandmothers marriage cert. in 1931 it says Louis Gaud is a Leather
> manufacturer.
> I think he made "hand bags" as I have a photo of My Grandmother and her
> sister with "handbags" made by "Dad".
If he was a handbag maker he was likely to be employed by others and fail to
appear in a commercial directory. If he was a manufacturer in the accepted
sense of the term he was likely to employing others.
But on a certificate 'manufacturer' (literally maker-by-hand' - IIRC) and so
strictly speaking true sounds so much better than maker :-)
Certificates often seem to aggrandise occupations!
Try looking in Directory or map for Leather Goods Manufacturers for possible
employment, though if an agent or traveller he may have represented a firm
in London or further away.

John Henley
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
[IN London/Middx./Essex/Suffolk]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]

> > Do you have any more ideas that I can try please?
> > Thanks,
> > Jayne
> ----- Original Message -----> From: "Ian Hunter"
> > I've looked in the 1902 Kelly's for Essex and there are no GAUDs doing
> > anything leathery in that either.
> >> > Cheers> >> > Ian Pubby Hunter
> >

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