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Title: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: pwl1951 on Friday 11 September 20 12:31 BST (UK)
Name on marriage certificate is given as John McLaren but certainly doesn`t look like John. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: trish1120 on Friday 11 September 20 12:36 BST (UK)
Looks like John me.
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: pwl1951 on Friday 11 September 20 12:44 BST (UK)
Any idea of the occupation of Agnes? Some type of powerloom weaver.
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: phenolphthalein on Friday 11 September 20 14:51 BST (UK)
Agnes is some kind of weaver but do not see power loom however it says in brackets finisher if that is any help.

John's entry is Single and then on same line John -- or at a pinch iain which is john in Scotland -- he is a tilemaker not filemaker ie worked in clay not iron -- files were made in early days by blacksmiths, tiles for floor, walls or roofs.

 regards phenolphthalein
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: phenolphthalein on Friday 11 September 20 14:53 BST (UK)
sorry just reread bracketed on his says bachelor and on her spinster not finisher
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: phenolphthalein on Friday 11 September 20 14:56 BST (UK)
might be something then tambourine weaver ? fancy tambourine weaver or hand tambourine weaver -- a way of making lace?
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: arthurk on Friday 11 September 20 15:30 BST (UK)
I think John's occupation is Sail-Maker, and Agnes' is Wincey Powerloom Weaver. An internet search for "wincey powerloom weaver" brings up a number of other examples.

Wincey is a Scottish name for a type of cloth also known as Linsey-woolsey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linsey-woolsey
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: Isabel H on Saturday 12 September 20 20:36 BST (UK)
I also see John's occupation as Sail maker. Compare the S in "Signed."
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: gaffy on Saturday 12 September 20 20:56 BST (UK)
I'm seeing [something] Cambric Weaver for Agnes.
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: Ruskie on Saturday 12 September 20 23:11 BST (UK)
I suggest you contact Scotlandís People and request a clearer copy - they are very good with this type of request.

In the mean time, have you located John on any census to see if his occupation tallies with any of the suggestions given here?

Added: there is a John McLaren with wife Agnes and two young children on the 1881 census who appear to be this family - John is a Sailmaker.
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: Gadget on Saturday 12 September 20 23:50 BST (UK)
is Wincey Powerloom Weaver. An internet search for "wincey powerloom weaver" brings up a number of other examples.

Wincey is a Scottish name for a type of cloth also known as Linsey-woolsey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linsey-woolsey

I agree with Arthur - it's Wincey Powerloom Weaver.

Add - I think wincey is possibly the same or related to winceyette. Does anyone remember sheets, night wear, etc. made from winceyette  :)
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: DonM on Sunday 13 September 20 00:32 BST (UK)
Definitely John McLaren, Sail Maker - I have new spec's  8)

But should you send an email off to SP they will not grant your request as yet (as recent as last Friday) stating they are working from home but they will refund your credits.

Don

Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: Skoosh on Sunday 13 September 20 09:27 BST (UK)
Tambouring was a kind of embroidering!

Skoosh.
Title: Re: Name given as John McLaren but doesn`t look like John
Post by: pwl1951 on Friday 25 September 20 15:44 BST (UK)
Thank you everyone for your observations.
I now believe occupation to be "wincey powerloom weaver"