Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Clothiers, Tailors and Haberdashers

I have tailors on two branches of my family tree.  I have written about Andrew Tait, a Master Tailor in Liverpool and Bath that invented a secret pocket in pants. My great grandfather's brother Thomas Seale was a merchant tailor, having a shop on Princess Street in Kingston, Ontario. He had a specialty department of water-proof clothing and camping materials.

Kingston Directory, 1878, pg 72 (at Ancestry)

If your ancestor was a merchant tailor, clothier or haberdasher, look in trade magazines, directories, newspaper ads and ads in other local publications. My great grand uncle placed an ad in the Queen's College Journal, Kingston. 

Relevant Links

The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier

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