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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. What would a Postman be in a large house?

    I've come across someone who was a 21 year old servant on the 1871 census, with the stated occupation of Postman in a very large country house belonging to a banker. I've looked this up on old occupations, a Post Boy would be a postillion, would this be the same? Alternatively, could he have been...

    Started by JackieC‎, 10-02-2018 7:37 PM
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    11-02-2018, 2:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Unusual Occupation or Unusual Location?

    From the 1911 Census in Chorley: Hooker in Bleach Works :wink5: Peter

    Started by elsinore‎, 01-02-2018 12:25 AM
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  3. Fire Service during WWII

    My grandfather was in the Fire Service during WWII and possibly a bit before. Is there anywhere that I can get information regarding this occupation at this time? I have a nice photo of him in his uniform. He lived in the London and environs area but I don't know where he was during the war. -...

    Started by debsy‎, 08-10-2007 1:30 PM
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  4. Paviors in Manchester/Stockport early 1800s

    Hi Like lots of others, I have been working on my family for a loooonnnnngggg time. I have a family of Longdin who lived in central Manchester in the early 1800s. My branch of this family bred at least 3 generations of paviors. I realise that a pavior is someone connected with road building,...

    Started by LynneOz‎, 08-09-2017 4:07 AM
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    09-09-2017, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  5. Moved: Webster

    Started by warncoort‎, 24-08-2017 1:42 AM
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  6. Cheese Factor

    My ancestor's occupation was listed on various documents as a cheese factor. Can anyone tell me what this was as the internet just talks about 'cheesy' movies etc. THank you:confused5:

    Started by kelseyrose‎, 24-08-2017 9:10 AM
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  7. Can anyone decipher this, please?

    Hi, For some weeks I've been puzzling over the words accompanying the occupation of a likely relative of mine in the 1851 census returns. Comparing letter by letter with others written by the same enumerator it looks like: Mdsp. Cheesemonger, and beneath the latter (1 man). Only the word...

    Started by TFWard‎, 17-08-2017 12:29 AM
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  8. Traveller.

    If for instance a brides father put his occupation as a Traveller on her wedding certificate. would it mean that he was simply a travelling salesman? And if so in the early 1900s could that include selling drapery?

    Started by Keith Daniells‎, 17-08-2017 3:37 AM
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  9. Confidential Clerk to the Police.

    While doing some family research I came across a person on the 1939 record whos occupation is listed as "Confidential Clerk to Liverpool Police Force" Can anybody explain to me what this work would have been? Ive tried searching but not found much useful information online.

    Started by blonderock‎, 09-08-2017 10:22 AM
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    09-08-2017, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  10. Harrow weaver

    This ancestor was in Spitalfields area of London during the 1860s (born 1828). I believe that he was an immigrant from the Continent. He was quite insistent that he was a Harrow Weaver. He didn't as far as I know live at Harrow. It could be an anglicised form. I believe that he may have also been...

    Started by Norfolk L-M20‎, 06-07-2017 2:46 PM
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  11. COOTE, Isaac Sudbury Suffolk

    Convicted of house breaking and transported to Tasmania. Prior conviction of "refusing to fulfil his contract to work up a cane of Mantua silk" Does anyone know what this means. Does it have a connection with tailoring? Thanks

    Started by juliefi1‎, 19-05-2017 12:15 AM
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  12. 1841 census occupation: stea? ?rom*

    Can anybody read the occupation name for Lydia Marchant (wife of Abraham) or tell me what it is. Abraham's occupation is tailor. An occupation is not listed in the 1851 census for Lydia, so I cannot compare. http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1841%2f0003580624

    Started by bhbsmb‎, 30-03-2017 5:19 PM
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  13. James Stanfield: warder/turnkey 1827-1832

    Hi I am trying to find out information about a 4xg-grandfather who served in the Royal Artillery February 1805- November 1827. That much I can confirm, but I know that after leaving the Army he was employed as a gaoler before his death in January 1832. When his daughter Ann Stanfield married...

    Started by Chester Droars‎, 24-02-2017 11:32 AM
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  14. Looking for theatre records from 1877-1888

    Already posted in Actors but thought general would be worth a try too! Hi does anyone know anything about the theatre history or how to find information? I have a relative who goes by the name of Emmeline Blanco (nee Squibb) who was a showgirl. Does anyone know the history of showgirls in Leeds...

    Started by wallydoginoz‎, 19-01-2017 9:52 AM
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  15. Question Gas Works Labourer Ilfracombe Devon -1940

    I am an Australian citizen who needs assistance with locating the company name and address of a "gas works" operating in the Ilfracombe Devon area in 1940. I have recently discovered my biological grandfather Stanley Gordon Chapple (born Gordon Stanley Chapple, Barnstaple, 1914) was a "gas works...

    Started by AntH‎, 15-06-2006 11:32 AM
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  16. Stockport Hatters

    Does anyone know why in the late 19th century a Hatter from Stockport might move to Penzance in Cornwall, complete with wife and children. Thanks

    Started by skb1309‎, 06-08-2016 3:30 PM
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  17. Gamekeepers John & William Ford

    John Ford, born about 1798, my Great Great Grandfather was shown as a Gamekeeper in the 1841 Census living at Head Keeper's Lodge, Hurstbourne Priors, Whitchurch & Overton, Hampshire. His eldest son, William Ford, born about 1831, my Great Grandfather was shown in the 1851 Census as a Gamekeeper...

    Started by roan‎, 28-03-2011 4:03 AM
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  18. UK Authors in the mid to late 1800s

    I hope I am placing this post in the correct forum. Some time ago I came across a document listing UK authors and their stories in an excel format. I seem to remember that it had been created as part of a university research program. I had been googling to find information about stories written...

    Started by di2315‎, 29-01-2016 3:40 AM
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  19. Not sure of Occupation meaning?

    Hi, on a marriage cert I've got from 1919, the man's occupation is a Striker, does anyone know what this is/was? His father before him was a signalman and I know working on railways ran in the family. So would a stiker be rail related? Any advice appreciated - thank you!

    Started by mrshilly‎, 27-01-2016 11:49 AM
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  20. Not sure of this occupation

    Hi All, Wondered if you could help, found a 1861 census record where the occupation is listed I think as MORTGAGE?? (Well that's what it looks like) same person on the 1871 census record is listed as Annuitant (I know what that is!!) but can't seem to find an occupation that is simular or spelt...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 21-01-2016 11:05 PM
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