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Offline trish251

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« on: Tuesday 11 January 05 13:18 GMT (UK) »
Is there an occupation of Spiler  or Spiter (could be ar at end)  in a Cloth Factory?  Doing some transcriptions & the word keeps appearing.

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Trish
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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 January 05 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Trish

Just a guess, but could it be SPLICER??

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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 January 05 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks HB - I have seen Splicer elsewhere and I don't think it is the word I have here - I'm working from a fiche so can't show any images. I'll have another look at a couple with Splicer in mind.  I also noticed Spliter in a list of occupations (recently posted on RootsChat) so need to check that too.

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Trish
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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 11 January 05 23:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

This link might be useful: http://www.trowbridgemuseum.co.uk/cloth/fin_burler.html

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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 11 January 05 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the link Jonathon - Just what I needed. A couple of others (Quilley winder and scribbler) that I managed to decipher are on the list. Nice to know I got them right!

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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 11 January 05 23:33 GMT (UK) »
Happy to help.  It was quite interesting looking up the other odd-sounding occupations as none of my lot worked in that kind of industry, particularly liked the quilley winder  ;D

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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 12 January 05 01:14 GMT (UK) »
My census piece is from Wiltshire. Seem to be lots of cloth factory workers. For transcription reasons, the folks who said "Cloth Worker" are my favorites. For interest 100 years later the various different occupations are, as you mentioned, very interesting.

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Re: Cloth Worker
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 07 February 19 01:53 GMT (UK) »
Anyone still folling this old roots post?
It could be "Splitter", someone who cuts fabric into lengths with a machine or cutting shears.
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