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Re: Good Place to find what an Occupation is
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 20 November 04 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this has been posted before, but I've found it really useful:

Old Ranks, Professions and Trades
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hitch/gendocs/trades.html


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A useful site
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 19 January 05 21:08 GMT (UK) »
This is a very useful list of old occupations.
http:www.rmhh.co.uk/occup/
Godden in East Sussex, mainly Hastings area.
Richards in Lea, Gloucestershire, then London.
Williamson in Leith, Vickers in Nottingham.
Webb in Bildeston and Colchester.
Wesbroom in Kirby le Soken.
Ellington in Harwich.
Park, Palmer, Segar and Peartree in Kersey.

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Re: A useful site
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 19 January 05 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Here are a few more;

Occupations of England and Ireland
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/Occupations.html

Old Industries and Copper Mining in Amlwch North Wales
http://www.amlwchdata.co.uk


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 FRANCES/FRANCIS (Norfolk)
 And BELL, McKENZIE and GRAY in Scotland.

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LINKS: Occupation Indexes
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 20 January 05 12:41 GMT (UK) »
There are links to indexes of old occupations in the useful links section and in many replies below.  I thought I'd pull a few together here to help you understand your Accipitary from your Apparitor!  :D

Whilst I was googling for these I saw there are plenty of county or census related resource on the web so if you are interested in a specific occupation in a specific place stick the job and place in Google - you may get lucky.

General Indexes

Old Occupations
http://freespace.virgin.net/anglers.rest/OldOccupations.htm

Birmingham Old Occupations
http://www.birminghamgenealogy.org/research/old_occupations.htm

Index of terms used in 17th Century and 18th Century Wills
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fordingtondorset/Files/Glossary.html

Specialist Indexes:

USA
Old US Occupations Explained
http://www.usgenweb.org/research/occupations.shtml

European
http://belgium.rootsweb.com/sci/genealogy/occupations_00.html

Census Analysis:

1801-1901 Trends
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/census/2011/census-history/200-years-of-the-census/1801-1901/index.html

1851 Demography
http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue?sn=1206

1881 Analysis paper on occupations
http://tinyurl.com/c28gzcb

1901 Analysis
http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/1901_Data/Classified_Occupations.htm

There are many many more resources but these are a few for starters!

All the best,
Pam

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Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
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LINKS: Historic Wages Indexes
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 20 January 05 13:38 GMT (UK) »
There are few resourses linked from here to give you an idea of what your ancestors were paid.

And here you can find out what the purchasing power of their wage was...
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0wtd/


Mrs Beetons Household Management of 1859-61 Average yearly wages paid to various members of the household. http://www.rootschat.com/links/0wtc/

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Dumfrieshire: Fallen, Fallon, Carruthers, Scott, Farish, Aitchison, Green, Ryecroft, Thomson, Stewart
Midlothian: Linn/d, Aitken, Martin
North Wales: Robins(on), Hughes, Parry, Jones
Cumberland: Lowther, Young, Steward, Miller
Somerset: Palmer, Cork, Greedy, Clothier

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Re: LINKS: Historic Wages Indexes
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 20 January 05 13:49 GMT (UK) »



FASCINATING !!!


Bateman - Ware, Herts, London.
Partington - Liverpool - Devon - Manchester
Foster - Liverpool - Manchester - Scotland
Gates - Cumberland - Liverpool - Manchester - Australia
Westwood - Ware, Herts


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Re: LINKS: Occupations and Professions
« Reply #24 on: Monday 24 January 05 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Military Ranks. I am continually asked to explain these and here is a site that deals with the basics of this quite well - all the Service Arms and also of American forces.
It does not deal with the specialist ranks on specialist outfits but if you come across one of those then please post a query:
https://www.army.mod.uk/structure/32321.aspx

Us Military Ranks
http://www.militaryfactory.com/ranks
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: LINKS: Occupations and Professions
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 13 February 05 06:53 GMT (UK) »
Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/

Specialising in industrial relations eg. trade unions and employers' organisations. No individual records online, but lots of other useful information, links, publications.

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Re: LINKS: Occupations and Professions
« Reply #26 on: Friday 18 February 05 11:57 GMT (UK) »
Durham Mining Museum website
http://www.dmm.org.uk/
this site list miners who took their certificates, i found my grandfather listed,
its not only local Durham miners,
has the exams they took too.
regards
Paul Williams
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