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Offline soulsister

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #99 on: Friday 09 March 07 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Ive just found a William Lewin living in America in 1880 aged 70. His occupation is listed as 'Gent'!! Now wouldnt that be a fine occupation!!!!
Must mean he had a fair amount of cash!

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #100 on: Friday 09 March 07 15:39 GMT (UK) »
I have a button maker, Thomas Knite/Knight b 1731, his son was a  gingerbread maker Benjamin Knight b 1765 Newport Pagnell Bucks and one of his sons was a parchment maker. Also Tristran King ch 1789 and son of same name b1818 were thatchers in St Ippollitis, Herts
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #101 on: Saturday 10 March 07 20:01 GMT (UK) »
I have several generations in mid 19th century London where mother & daughters are "fancy box makers"  I wonder if this was a home industry as I know matchbox making was. I'd love to know what sort of fancy boxes they made but can't find any info.

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #102 on: Saturday 10 March 07 20:08 GMT (UK) »
Almost snap! I've got mother and daughter on the census as "p.box makers"......pill box/paper box I guess.


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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #103 on: Monday 18 June 07 20:46 BST (UK) »
I've only just  found this fascinating website by googling the coop family and it brought up this page. :) Briiliant !
My grandmother was a bootclicker - she worked in a shoe factory and used a metal plate to cut around  the pieces required to make the boot - the knife made a clicking noise against the metal plate  hence boot clicker. A skilled job as you had to know which parts of the hide were best for differents parts of the boot and get as many as you could from each hide.
Another rellie was a plate layer - no, nothing to do with boots - he worked on the railway laying and maintaining track.

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #104 on: Wednesday 27 June 07 20:39 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors in Eastern Ontario built a house from which he marketed shoemaking services and whisky.   Wonder which was more lucrative.  :)

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Scotland - JOHNSTON, DORWARD, KIDD, KYD, RAMSAY, RAE

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #105 on: Wednesday 27 June 07 20:47 BST (UK) »
One of my ancestors in Eastern Ontario built a house from which he marketed shoemaking services and whisky.   Wonder which was more lucrative.  :)

Kathleen


Was the Whisky bootleg?
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Johnson, Routledge, SHIRT, SAICH, Mills, SAUNDERS, EDLIN, Perry, Vickers, Pakeman, Griffiths, Marston, Turner, Child, Sheen, Gray, Woolhouse, Stevens, Batchelor
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #106 on: Wednesday 27 June 07 20:59 BST (UK) »
The article didn't say, but I'll bet he was a successful 'merchant'.    :)

Kathleen
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #107 on: Thursday 28 June 07 00:50 BST (UK) »
There's a J MUNRO  in Clerkenwell on the 1881 -occupation is "Colonial ?? contractor home for a change from Africa".
 I wonder if it was he or the missus who filled that form in?

Maureen