Thursday, 11 September 2008

The Handloom Weavers of Perth website

For some time I have been researching the history of the handloom weavers in the main Perthshire town of Perth. In addition to transcribing many records of the weavers which have been made available on CD though Scotland's Greatest Story, I have now also created a new website entitled The Handloom Weavers of Perth.

The site contains some of the conclusions from a study that I did on the trade from 1770 to 1844 for my postgraduate certificate in genealogical studies last year, as well as some free records. These include the names of weavers in the 1841 census for Perth, weavers in the 1843-44 trade directory for the town, a list of weavers paying seat rentals in 1749 and a list of weavers from 1715, compiled to find out how many arms the Weavers Incorporation could lay its hands on during the first Jacobite threat.

The website is available at and will be extended further next year, once I get a chance to continue it!

Hopefully it might be of use to some of those with Perth ancestry!

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