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Subject: Tailor / Master Tailor - difference?
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 15:41:35 EST
My ancestor William BROOM of Colchester changed from being listed in Kelly's
as a tailor in the 1870s to a Master Tailor in the 1880s.
Would there be a formal record anywhere of this change? Would he have had
to join a guild, or could he just `rebrand' himself?
Would a Master Tailor be someone who made clothes for people and a tailor be
someone who did running repairs on clothes?