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Surnames: LAMING, LAMMIN
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In the course of my research on William Ferre Laming, I contacted the archivist at the Leathersellers' Company in London, and received the following information:
"I have checked our records and there are several Laming references, as detailed below. Please note that due to conservation reasons we are not able to photocopy the original records.
There is no record that the William Ferre Laming born in June 1820 ever took up his right (by 'patrimony') to become a member of the Company, nor did he serve an apprenticeship to anyone in this Company, and so we have no information about him.
However, his father William Ferre Laming was made a Freeman of the Company on 1st March 1820, having completed an apprenticeship to William Laming of Wallbrook. An undated additional note gives William Laming's address as the 'Chop House' in Wallbrook. William Ferre Laming had been apprenticed to him on 3 April 1811, to learn his trade of 'Cook'. In 1827 William Ferre Laming's address is given as 12 Threadneedle Street and his occupation is 'victualler'.
William Laming was apprenticed on 5 Jan 1791 to John Laming of Barbican, pawnbroker, and having completed the apprenticeship he was made a Freeman on 2 April 1800.
John Laming was apprenticed on 5 Jan 1776 (to Thomas Davis, a pawnbroker, of St Botolph's parish, Bishopsgate)and became a Freeman on 4 Feb 1783; a note says that he died in October 1817, and at some point (no date given) his address was Finch Lane.
It was common for boys to be apprenticed to their fathers but you may need to be cautious about assuming this (unless you already have other sources of information which clarify the relationships of the various Lamings mentioned above) since sometimes masters and apprentices with the same surname were related in other ways (e.g. uncle/nephew, etc).
There is one other Laming reference and that is to a John Gilbert Laming who was made a Freeman on 3 July 1811 by 'patrimony' (rather than by having served an apprenticeship, and in his case his father is given as John Laming, presumably the same one referred to above.
Spelling of names was often inconsistent in the past so this may not be significant, but I should perhaps point out that the name Ferre is always spelt as 'Ferrie'
in our records.
There is also one reference to a William Lammin who was apprenticed to a Mary Cole, widow of James Cole (trade not specified) on 15 Nov 1760, and who became a Freeman on 20 Nov. 1760. It is possible that Lammin is a variant spelling for Laming."
Check out the interesting history of this company on their website at www.leathersellers.co.uk.