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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #63 on: Sunday 01 January 06 23:17 GMT (UK) »
My grandmother was an Underclothing Machinist - 1891 census.
Her father was a Hosiers assistant,  her husband a hairdresser.
Also have a Portrait Artist,baker, butcher, and a whitesmith?
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #64 on: Monday 02 January 06 11:59 GMT (UK) »
two more to add from my husband's side of the tree

the first (only?) european to become an elder in the mormon church (his responsibility was europe and africa)

a driver of the flying scotsman


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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #65 on: Sunday 14 May 06 16:45 BST (UK) »
Having started out at age 11 as a cordwainer (shoemaker) and progressed through weaving my gggrandfather Ben was listed as a Lamp lighter (at the age of 63) on the marriage certificate of my ggrandfather. Perhaps he saw the light and retired?
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howlett family, coop family, matthews family from harrogate and hemsworth areas

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #66 on: Thursday 18 May 06 22:08 BST (UK) »
My gt. grandfather was as follows:-
Self minder in cotton mill aged 27
Cotton Spinner aged 37
Labourer aged 38
Iron foundry worker aged 57
Greengrocer aged 62
... and, on his death certificate (aged 66) he was apparently 'Formerly a Wood Turner'.

A varied career!

I also have:-
Weavers - loads of them
Card winder - aged 11
Beerhouse keeper
Stuff warehouseman
Card dresser and grocer
Ivory Comb manufacturer
Scavenger

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #67 on: Saturday 20 May 06 07:37 BST (UK) »
RE: Self minder
When younger living in the Huddersfield area I was often told  "mind yourself" I hadn't realised it was an occupation.
Grandad's alternative intonation to move so that he could watch TV was "you'd make a better door than a window" - plenty of openings there.
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field family billington family summersgill family from dewsbury also possibly fox & trull links
howlett family, coop family, matthews family from harrogate and hemsworth areas

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #68 on: Saturday 20 May 06 11:47 BST (UK) »
An "Equilibrist" on 1881 census  he was a wire walker on his daughter's bap 1876. He was the id..um.. gentleman that Blondin pushed across the Niagra falls in a wheelbarrow!
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #69 on: Saturday 20 May 06 22:22 BST (UK) »

My Mum, Ethel Mary Coo.....Nickname 'Molly', rode motorcycles on the 'Wall of Death' at Cleethorpes, Skegness and Bellevue Manchester prior to marrying my Dad, Alfred Thomas Gilby in 1933......she died of TB in 1940 at Branston Hall Sanatorium Lincoln when I was five, and although my Dad and my Uncle (Her Brother) told me of her exploits and expertise on the 'Wall'.....I have been unable to find any mention of her with regard her occupation anywhere.........

Soooooo.....if there is anyone out there?? ;D

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COO, Horncastle/Grimsby/Cleethorpes.
MADIN, Sheffield/Cleethorpes.
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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #70 on: Wednesday 28 June 06 15:17 BST (UK) »
Miserable bunch my lot, woodworkers, butchers, shopkeepers and tailors.
Nothing exciting, except the Inspector of Nuisances. ;)
Bartlett/Henley on Thames
Caponhurst/Buckinghamshire and?
Denchfield/North Marston/Bucks
Webb/Winchester
Mathias/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
John/Pembroke/Pembroke Dock
Smith/Portsmouth/Portsea
Purchas/Bucks and?
Olliffe/Bucks

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Re: What is the most interesting occupation in your family tree? (#2)
« Reply #71 on: Sunday 22 October 06 23:07 BST (UK) »
Manager of the night soil department - Cleaned out privies.  There's a thread about it in the Common Room.  I must remind you that these aren't my ancestors but descendants/husband of a sister of my GGGG grandmother:)

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