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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. Question Farm Bailiff

    Hello all It seems that one of my GGGrandads was Farm Bailiff to one W.Pothecary, Esq; Fifehead, Hampshire. What exactly did a Farm Bailiff do? I would appreciate your help please....thanks Hope

    Started by hope full‎, 15-02-2006 12:11 AM
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  2. Question NUM Records

    I am trying to find out where I can access membership records for the NUM from the 1800's My wife has an ancestor who worked down the pit in Wigan. I was wondering how I Could find out more about him through Union Records. Can anyone help me? Thanks Francis.

    Started by Francis Calvert‎, 14-02-2006 5:05 PM
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  3. Question Female GP

    I have in my family a Florence Elizabeth Sexton b1878, who is supposed (by family lore) to be the first woman GP. She is supposed to have trained as a doctor and not been allowed to practice, so became a vet. However, the family moved to Jersey, Channel Islands, where she is recorded as working...

    Started by Davran‎, 13-01-2006 6:49 PM
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  4. Local Assistant Overseer of the Poor

    I have a relative who on the 1901 Census was listed with the above Occupation. Any ideas what it is?

    Started by Blain‎, 10-02-2006 4:46 PM
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  5. Wink Trend Setter?

    In the 1960's (approximately), if a woman stayed home to look after the children and somebody asked her occupation, the answer was usually 'housewife'. I remember watching a TV quiz programme a few years ago, when a lady replied 'domestic engineer'. :D I laughed at the stupidity of this 'posh...

    Started by Diane Grant-Salmon‎, 29-01-2006 10:23 AM
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    10-02-2006, 4:45 PM Go to last post
  6. odd occupations

    My Gt Grandfather was an inspector of nuisences 1880's

    Started by Beanie‎, 03-01-2006 2:52 AM
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  7. Tea Urn Maker

    Andrew McLaughlin was born in Ireland between 1782/86. He was a tea urn maker and would have been working in London by 1817/21. Is it possible to trace tea urn makers by trade or a manufacturer in London? Any help would be appreciated. I am currently stuck, and cannot look for him in Ireland...

    Started by Alison McLaughlin‎, 14-01-2006 2:14 PM
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    15-01-2006, 9:39 PM Go to last post
  8. Question cotton operative

    I have my mother's birth certificate from the 1920's. It lists her mother's occupation as "cotton operative/card room hand". Can someone explain what this is? Thank you.

    Started by Antonia‎, 10-01-2006 9:31 PM
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  9. Question fan manufacturer/basket maker

    My 3xggrandfather is listed on his daughter's marriage cert (1848) as a fan manufacturer. Three years later in 1851 he is listed as a master basket maker. Does anyone know whether there were fans made of basket-work or has he made a progression from fan-making to basket-making?

    Started by Davran‎, 14-01-2006 9:43 PM
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  10. Straw plaiters

    As the name suggests, these women plaited straw for use in the straw hat industry. My ancestors were working in Essex, but the majority of plaiting was done in Hertfordshire until cheap imports from India caused a decline in the industry. Nothing changes!

    Started by Davran‎, 13-01-2006 7:03 PM
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  11. cooper; Burton on Trent

    My ancesters were coopers at burton on trent where Bass's brewery set up (now Corrs). The Brewery cannot help. They say they have no records even at the museum. Can anyone tell me where they would all have served an apprentiship or would they just have taken over the work from their...

    Started by jeanburton‎, 07-01-2006 7:09 PM
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  12. Lightbulb Firefighter

    How would I trace a family of Firefighters. I know the Father was the Superintendant at one of the Devon Stations. The son later took up the post of Super. in Shanghai, employed by the Shanghai Municipality. The son retired in 1935 so probably went out there in the 1920's. Another son was also a...

    Started by Caryl Gill‎, 22-12-2005 12:10 AM
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  13. Riddle Maker

    I have f ound this occupation on parish for 2 generations of my fAMily in the mid 1800's. Apart fROm MAKig sEives what would this occupation entail? ps sorry for the state of this post I was assIStEd by a 19mth old

    Started by KatieB‎, 02-12-2005 10:56 AM
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  14. Surveyor of Roads &c

    Hi There, A possible G-G-G-Grandfather (John RUTHERFORD) is listed in the 1830 Pigot's as a Surveyor of Roads &c in Kington, Herefordshire. Can anybody please tell me if this would have been a government appointment? Would such a person be likely to move from place-to-place more than others...

    Started by Troy‎, 15-11-2005 1:49 AM
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  15. Smile Ancient order of Foresters

    Am guessing that the clue is in the title, but can anyone supply any background information on this ancient order?

    Started by lizziebeth‎, 09-10-2005 9:55 PM
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  16. Old Occupations List

    www. scotroots.com/occupations.htm It says Old Scottish Occupations but most cross the boarder. It may come in use to someone.

    Started by Chasing Caseys‎, 21-09-2005 11:07 PM
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  17. Buttocker/Butcher

    Puzzled about **both** bride & groom's fathers' occupations given as "Butcher" on a 1894 marriage certificate when the 1891 census has them both as coal miners. (Northumberland & Durham) Not impossible I know, to change your occupation, but both of them?? They weren't living in the same town &...

    Started by vicaby‎, 15-09-2005 8:14 PM
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  18. Smile woodsman

    hi there, would anyone be kind enough to tell me what a woodsman was, i assume it must have been something to do with wood, could it have been a carpenter or perhaps someone who cut down trees?

    Started by pejay‎, 05-09-2005 3:49 PM
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    06-09-2005, 1:48 PM Go to last post
  19. Reservoir construction in Hong Kong

    I wonder if anyone can tell me, or suggest the best place where I might find out, when and by which company or organisation, the reservoirs supplying water to Hong Kong were constructed? My grandfather WILLIAM JOHN PARTRIDGE, I was informed by a cousin now deceased, was said at one time to be...

    Started by FredP‎, 21-08-2005 5:30 PM
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    22-08-2005, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Scripture Reader

    Hi Everybody My GGGrandfather's occupation on most of the Census Records is as a Scripture Reader or Retired Scripture Reader, except for the 1861 Lancashire where he is down as a Clerk of St Catharines, in Wigan. I have been advised that this would not have paid enough to live on, so would...

    Started by Angeleyes‎, 29-07-2005 10:37 AM
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    05-08-2005, 6:37 PM Go to last post

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