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Link: Jobs in the Cotton Industry
« on: Monday 30 July 07 14:39 BST (UK) »
Many of us have relatives who worked in the cotton mills of Lancashire. The job descriptions we find in documents can mean nothing to us, and we won't find the specialist terms in most dictionaries.

With reference to my Aunt Hilda, I have assembled a list:-
         http://www.andrewalston.co.uk/cottonindustryjobs.html

Please PM or email me if you think it can be improved.


Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Link: Jobs in the Cotton Industry
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 July 07 18:44 BST (UK) »
Great work Andrew.

I'm sure that's going to be helpful to a lot of us.
Lancashire: Stevenson, Wild, Holden, Jepson
Worcs/Staffs: Steventon, Smith
East London & Suffolk: Guest, Scrutton
East London: Palfreman (prev Tyneside), Bissell, Collis, Dearlove, Ettridge
Herts: Camac, Collis, Mason, Dorrington, Siggens
Marylebone & Sussex: Cole
London & Huntingdonshire: Freeman
Bowland: Marsden, Noble
Shropshire: Guest

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 July 07 19:28 BST (UK) »
That was quick work! 

Thanks,
Monica


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« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 July 07 19:31 BST (UK) »
 How about a Fustian Cutter

A person who lifted and cut the threads in the making of Fustian, formerly a kind of coarse cloth made of cotton and flax. Now a thick, twilled cotton cloth with a short pile or nap, a kind of cotton velvet. A long thin knife was inserted into the loops and the threads cut as it was pulled through, stretched between rollers. The cloth was then brushed to raise the pile. Fustian is the old name for corduroy

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 July 07 19:49 BST (UK) »
A few of my Sutcliffes were Throstle tenters and two, father and son were engineers in a cotton mill somewhere in or around Todmorden but I've never been able to find out whether the job was as skilled as it sounds and whether it was reasonably well paid.
Eaton (Woughton on the Green, Doncaster and N. London), Davis(Shinfield and London), Harrington (Ireland and London), Sutcliffe (Todmorden and London), Williams, Hollingsworth (Thaxted), Lane (Rotherhithe), Fuller (Chesterton, Cambs), Dilley (who knows where????)