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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 11:42 PM
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  1. 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 6:19 PM
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  2. 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 12:32 PM
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  3. 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 10:52 AM
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  4. 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 12:32 PM
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  5. 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 4:30 PM
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  6. 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 5:03 AM
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  7. 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 4:40 AM
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  8. 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 12:49 PM
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  9. 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, 22-01-2016 12:05 AM
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  10. Porter Manson (or Mansion) Flats

    I posted this over in the 1939 Register forum/thread? Perhaps this is a better forum. I have had some success with finding family in the 1939 Register. We have two brothers that give their occupations as 'Porter - Manson (or Mansion) Flats. It has been transcribed both ways. Anyone have any...

    Started by P. Copeland‎, 19-11-2015 2:29 AM
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    19-11-2015, 9:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Engine Driver - Gentleman Service

    The above is taken from a 1911 Census for John F (really an E) Bevan born 1865 living in Cardiff with his wife Jane and son Arthur. Class: RG14; Piece: 32204; Schedule Number: 6 Any suggestions for what this could be? Before this census he was shown as a carpenter.

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 09-11-2015 9:41 PM
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    10-11-2015, 8:28 AM Go to last post
  12. Occupation: Ward Woman

    Ward Woman Can anyone throw any light on this occupation? The context: in 1897, in St Mary’s parish, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, an unmarried woman had two children baptised, a boy 7 years old and a girl 4 years old. The three were living in Thingoe Union Workhouse (in Bury) at the time, and...

    Started by Allan F Sparrow‎, 23-10-2015 8:53 AM
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    23-10-2015, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Occupation - Parishioner

    Hi, I have an ancestor who worked all his life as a coal miner, but at the age of 78 at the 1871 Census, near Seghill, his occupation (bit difficult to read) looks like 'Parishoner' (presumably Parishioner). So I would presume he and his wife are now the recipients of charity from their church. ...

    Started by Hilary Tait‎, 23-10-2015 7:58 AM
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  14. Telephone Operator 1919

    Hi. In 1919 France Beaumont Vousden (b. 1895) was a 'telephone operator' working in West London. Can anyone tell me where she might have got her training, or who she may have worked for. I'm thinking that it may have been the GWR (Great Western Railway) at Paddington although her name doesn't...

    Started by madetotreasure‎, 13-08-2014 9:39 PM
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    19-09-2015, 2:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Smile Chemists in Walworth 1911

    I have an ancestor who is down on the 1911 census as being a chemist's porter. He lived in Flinton Street, Walworth, London. Does anyone have any idea which chemist he may have worked for? Was there basically just Boots around back then or were there several independent chemists he may have...

    Started by A Lee‎, 07-07-2015 7:14 PM
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    09-07-2015, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  16. General Servants

    My great-great-grandmother is listed on the 1881 census (aged 21 or 22) as a general servant, working in Woking, Surrey. She was born in Oxfordshire. I am trying to find out when she may have started working and how long she was with the widow who employed her. I want to know if she worked for...

    Started by missmandyjane‎, 12-04-2015 2:33 AM
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    07-07-2015, 4:38 PM Go to last post
  17. Servant to Gentleman??

    Here is a piece of an e-mail I wrote to a cousin to try to organize some thoughts. I would love for someone who knows the English indentured servant system and the class system to comment and point out anything I need to know, criticize my reasoning, etc. Thanks, Charlie A deposition taken...

    Started by charlie64‎, 24-06-2015 6:55 PM
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    24-06-2015, 9:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Cordwainer, Spice Merchant, Linen Drapers etc

    Did some research on my lines in Kent and came up with a lot of different trades. Check out my blog post of the Tapplys here: http://leaftwigandstem .blogspot.com/2015/06/whats-my-line.html

    Started by fitzgerc‎, 01-06-2015 10:06 PM
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  19. Question Clock makers & lock makers in the 1800's

    :confused5: This may sound a silly question to ask but would it have been Likely at all for a man who was known to have been a watch & clock maker in the early 1800's to also have made locks too or would they have been two completely separate occupations not likely to have been carried out by the...

    Started by Brock‎, 28-03-2015 1:18 PM
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    28-03-2015, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Farriers

    Can anyone help me understand this unexpected occupation please? As far as I know, farrier's shoe horses. Is that right? If so, is it possible that a transport/bus company such as the London General Omnibus Company employed farriers? And if so, is it likely/unlikely that a farrier could...

    Started by ashbee‎, 12-04-2009 9:13 AM
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    08-03-2015, 11:55 AM Go to last post

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