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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: On Line Sources for Old Occupations

    These are a few good links, which I will keep at the top of the Forum with a sticky. Feel free to add more good (non commercial) sites that you know of. http://rmhh.co.uk/occup/index.html www.onealwebsite.com/oldoccs.htm http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Occupations.html

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 21-01-2008 10:42 PM
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  1. Weavers and/or Spinners

    Were these occupations the same or slightly different? Other occupations - from 1790 to late 1890s - I have come across are: Powerloom operators worsted weavers cotton spinners fustian cutters - which I now know is making velvet

    Started by allyj50‎, 09-03-2009 12:57 PM
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  2. Cotton Minder

    I have come across a family in the mid 1800s in an early Census. The father is a Stocking Maker and the wife is a Seamer. Children of 17 and 13 (boys) are both stocking makers and the daughter (11) is a seamer like her mother. Interesting I thought was that a younger daughter (8) ws marked on...

    Started by CarlTheDruid‎, 22-01-2010 11:44 AM
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    22-01-2010, 2:06 PM Go to last post
  3. ropemakers!

    I have a female relative who's occupation was a ROPEMAKER,this was in Manchester c1926,does anyone know where in Manchester this would be,name of company or any other info regarding this occupation.

    Started by Pamelawagster‎, 18-01-2010 9:29 PM
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    21-01-2010, 7:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Puddler

    I have received my husband's grand dad's marriage lines this evening from the GRO and grand dad and his grand dad was a PUDDLER. I have since found out that it is a job in the iron foundry. I knew in 1934 he worked in the furnace room - any idea whether this is connected with being a puddler or...

    Started by allyj50‎, 31-10-2008 12:59 AM
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    19-01-2010, 5:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Gobin Worker

    Anyone know what that occupation was?

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 17-01-2010 5:45 PM
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    17-01-2010, 7:11 PM Go to last post
  6. Abbreviation?

    In the 1891 Census my greatgrandfather's occupation is shown as Tailor (Em'er). Does anyone know what the abbreviation (Em'er) might mean?

    Started by Haku‎, 17-01-2010 5:01 PM
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    17-01-2010, 5:59 PM Go to last post
  7. Fudgist?

    On the 1901 census of West Ham, Essex, RG 13, piece 1616, folio 5, page 2, in Leyton (household number and address not visible), is one Henry Leverett, whose occupation is "Fudgist Compositor". The handwriting is very clear, although what I'm interpreting as g is a little strange. I invite...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 06-01-2010 4:28 AM
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    12-01-2010, 12:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Was he a Grimefighter?

    Hello everyone and Best Wishes for 2010. On an 1861 and 1871 Census form, the occupation of a Great Grandfather living in London was -`an Inspecor of Nuisances`. Am I correct in thinking this could have been the equivalent of a modern day grimefighter. (Ratcatcher/refuse dump clearer etc. etc.)...

    Started by irene cooke‎, 11-01-2010 3:25 PM
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    11-01-2010, 4:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Stamp Driver

    My Father listed his occupation on his Canadian Immigration papers as a "Stamp Driver". He apparently held this position prior to departing to Canada in 1928, he would have been 16 years of age. I know he spent some time working in the goal mines near Grinesthorpe, Sheffield. If anyone is aware...

    Started by dsberry‎, 08-01-2010 3:38 AM
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    08-01-2010, 3:10 PM Go to last post
  10. VINTNER/WINE MAKER

    There is a book which could be extremely important to descendants of Vintners and Wine Makers. I found it in the Guild Hall in London and it would have to be requested as it is not on the shelves, probably as it is old. I can't remember the title but it will be found in their index as Oporto or...

    Started by patdrenten‎, 08-01-2010 1:12 AM
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  11. coachman and gardener (domestic)

    Hi I have 2 people in the 1871,1881,1891 census one is a Coachman the other a gardener (domestic) What would a coachmans job be back then ? what would a gardener (domestic) jobs involve would he work for a big house or do garden work for local people ? This was his job for over 40 years ! ...

    Started by Yellabelly‎, 29-09-2009 9:15 AM
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  12. Town Missionary?

    Anyone able to tell me what a Town Missionary was/did Please. Terry

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 06-01-2010 8:27 PM
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    07-01-2010, 6:09 PM Go to last post
  13. help - teamster

    hi looking on the 1880 us census the occupation was listed as teamster can anyone enlighten me to what this was.many thanks glynis:confused:

    Started by glynisaddy‎, 04-01-2010 6:17 PM
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    05-01-2010, 6:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Sanitary Labourer??

    Great grandad has this occupation, on the 1901 census.. He lived in a medium sized town in the South of England, so it was an urban way of life. My mind conjures up all sorts of possibilities as to what he actually did for a living. ( I watched the t.v re run of "The Worst Jobs In History" to...

    Started by Desperate Dan‎, 02-01-2010 3:14 PM
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  15. Question An odd job - or three

    How about this for an occupation: ‘Capn Of Volunteers "agent Timber" V C For Sweden & Norway’ Does anyone have any idea what that would be? The proud(?) holder of this occupation was William F SHARP, in the 1881 census for Truro: RG11, Piece 2311, Folio: 52, Page: 3, (record held by TNA,...

    Started by Squaredancer‎, 02-01-2010 10:13 PM
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  16. documents at TNA

    Hi in the want of an agriculture or government thread, either of which would have fitted the bill. I have found that a relative of mine was the chair of the Agricultural Land Commission and the Welsh Sub-Commission. Daft question, but I know there are copies of documents that relate to him and...

    Started by SBSFamilyhistory‎, 30-12-2009 11:32 AM
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    30-12-2009, 2:28 PM Go to last post
  17. Talking 'me old cocker'

    I thoght this was an old leicester slang word as my dad always called it me... I work in a residential home for the elderly and the other day a lady said "All square and correct according to me old cocker!" I was thrown aback, as I hadn't heard this for over 10yrs..When I asked what she meant...

    Started by maisie‎, 24-03-2006 12:35 PM
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    29-12-2009, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  18. 3 occupations:Cork/Franchise/Toilet Glasses

    FRANCHISE MAN: Liverpool 1888 info from Joseph O'Connor M/cert. I have no idea what this is, even after searching web. CORK CUTTER/MAKER: liverpool 1917 info from James Cullen M/Cert. The only ref I can find relating to this is via Sue's sticky at top of forum - cutting and preparing imported...

    Started by pippycat‎, 27-12-2009 4:25 PM
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    28-12-2009, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Ambulance driving in wartime England.

    |wave| I wonder whether ayone can enlighten me please.... Was being an ambulance driver in England during the war one of the professions that was considered important enough to make a person exempt from enlisting? Thanks, Brock.

    Started by Brock‎, 25-12-2009 1:25 PM
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    27-12-2009, 9:54 AM Go to last post
  20. conventNunnery/

    Hi my great Aunt Lillian Mabel Adams, was born 1908 . She lived in Fulham Middlesex. My understanding is, that she went into some nunnery, all I know is that I once saw a photo of her when I was a child. She was wearing all white with one of those huge head-dresses with wing like sides. Would...

    Started by ypsydney38‎, 14-12-2009 6:42 AM
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